End of ADS-L Digest - 16 Feb 1996 to 17 Feb 1996 ************************************************ There are 17 messages totalling 386 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. 2 New Words? (2) 2. Mea culpa: it is. 3. Risin' = boil (n.) (3) 4. silly rules of grammar 5. Present tense in newsbreak announcements (4) 6. New word? mouthfeel 7. South-Florida Sun-Sentinel 8. error in NADS re: SAMLA (and my address!) (2) 9. Middle English Sources (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 17 Feb 1996 22:58:28 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: 2 New Words? Sorry, Bethany, I get dibs on having used 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)