Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 22:58:28 -0700


Subject: Re: 2 New Words?

Sorry, Bethany, I get dibs on having used administrivia on ADS-L last

year, and drew a response at the time from Ed Anthony that his daughter,

then suffering the same woes as I was as a department head, had used the

word in a letter to him the same week. While there is the remote possibility

that I had subliminally encountered the word earlier, I suspect that it is

simply the intellectual vacuity of so much that is demanded increasingly by

ever-expanding academic bureaucracies to justify their existence (Parkinson's

Law in the academy) that pushes creative minds wishing for more substantive

things to do, to independently seize on this coinage as a momentary balm of

humor to relieve the rising pain.

--Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]