Date: Mon, 6 Jun 1994 09:24:39 -0500
From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU
We have arrived: the June 6 issue of the _New Yorker_, p. 98, has one of
those "stupid things in the news" squibs, and it's about us. To wit:
Still, the "information superhighway" rolls on. The American Dialect
Society voted the phrase Word of the Year for 1993.-- _Wall Street
Journal__. The society speaks a dialect all its own.
So, Allan, are you still touting the New Yorker's "education" program?
I suppose it's time to fall back on the old editor's ploy, any publicity is
Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu
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