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Re: CALIFORNIA and Arnold Schwarzenegger

John Wonder, who admires Schwarzenegger, says "I fail to understand the supercilious references to Arnold's accent. What about Henry Kissinger and that Huffington woman? Why are they not criticized on the same grounds? Somehow I suspect some political bias in the continual harping on the subject. I find no difficulty in understanding Arnold. What is wrong with his pronunciation of "California"? It could very well be British".

I have not heard him say "California". I agree that Kissinger and Huffiington speak heavily accented English. That of Kissinger has long been a target of jokes. Cruz Bustaamte may be the major candidate who speaks the most normal American English

Ronald Hilton - 10.04.03