Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 02:26:52 PST

From: tom creswell creswell[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CROWN.NET

Subject: Re: Judgement and Theatre

Again, I must agree with Rudy Troike's analysis of the cause for the use of

the spelling _theatre-.

Quite a few years ago, when I was in the unenviable position of serving as a

Dean at my university, a rather obnoxious man who was in charge of the

Computer Center embarked on a crusade to spell the name _centre_. Since it

was within my decanal power to do so, I vetoed his recommendation. Alas, he

went over my head to the president of the instution, also a type who thought

that anything British was by its very nature more elegant, approved the move.

Some years later, a new computer center director and a new president renamed

the service to something like Electronic Information Center.

Tom Creswell