Date: Sun, 18 Feb 1996 04:47:14 -0800 From: SETH SKLAREY 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? Seth Sklarey Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word Coconut Grove, FL crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >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] > >