Date: Thu, 6 Apr 1995 12:18:58 -0500 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" Subject: Re: "the royal I" ??????????? I realize that my J.D. degree disqualifies me for a discussion of the extent to which lawyers are full of you-know-what; nonetheless, I want to comment on Bob Wachal's comment on Jack Ford, whose comment I did NOT hear. I don't know the context in which Fod apparently included an underling's actions in the word "I," but the usage seems unexceptionable to me. Lawyers, like some other people -- i.e., corporate executives -- are responsible often both for acts they commit and also acts that they have office staff commit. I can even imagine saying "I did thus-and-so" when I actually had a research assistant do part of thus-and-so. Or am I missing the point, Bob? Bethany Dumas