Date: Mon, 15 Jan 1996 02:26:52 PST From: tom creswell 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