Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 22:58:28 -0700
From: Rudy Troike RTROIKE[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
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]ccit.arizona.edu)