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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0984  Tuesday, 24 May 2005

From:           Phyllis Gorfain <
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Date:           Monday, 23 May 2005 11:39:53 -0400
Subject:        Sigh

Let me quickly reply to Steve Roth's sigh, when he writes:

 >A friend who occasionally attends
 >Washington State legislature committee meetings in Olympia reported to
 >me the follow statement by a legislator during a discussion of bilingual
 >education:
 >
 >"Well if the English language is good enough for the Lord Jesus Christ,
 >it's good enough for me."

As a folklorist, I can report that this story has been going around at
least since the sixties (when I saw it in the Indianapolis Star, in the
letters to the editor column), and appears regularly in such columns and
other such venues, attributed to many different speakers.  It may be
that more than one writer or speaker actually says this, but it is still
a contemporary legend and has questionable factual basis when reported
second-hand.

Phyllis Gorfain
Oberlin College

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