Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 04:47:14 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: Re: 2 New Words?
Do you think more words are coined from popular usage or from administrativian
bureaucratise which thrives on obfuscatorian taurian fecalitisms?
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, FL
crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com
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)