On Mon, 19 Feb 1996, Linda Merle wrote:
> I propose that part of American culture is remembering and cherishing
> the old homelands. In the remembering we are even more American. Odd,
> but that's how we seem to feel. <snip>
> Hopefully we still value something besides golden arches....
> In summary, the hyphen is a big part of an American's identify.
Odd, but I've never though of it quite that way before. In fact, I think
you might be on to something. Thanks for the viewpoint :) .