Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1993 15:10:00 EST From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.BITNET> Subject: new words at ads Dennis, I think the send-ups of (P)MLA are mostly pretty easy on the organization ( and output) myself. I can't believe you didn't give your award to an article I once saw as I leafed through a PMLA on a colleague's desk a few years ago. I was not even particularly expecting to find my suspicions confirmed, but there was 'Teeth in World Literature' (a paraphrase of the title I suspect). Good stuff, Happy Holidays, {dInIs] P.S.: On a sadder note, yes, I am also unhappy to see the trek of job-seekers annually. On an even sadder note, now that we have imposed free-market (sic!) economy on the rest of the world, the previously well-employed East European academics (however reprehensible some parts of their system might have been) are now out (at post-middle-age, something I am very sensitive to) struggling to supplement a university income which not pay the inflated rent by hustling translation and language teaching jobs (in the best of cases). Sorry for unjolly images.