End of ADS-L Digest - 2 Jun 1994 to 3 Jun 1994 ********************************************** There are 3 messages totalling 84 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. infomercial 2. Words of the Year (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 6 Jun 1994 09:24:39 -0500 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: infomercial 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 good publicity. Dennis --- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uiuc.edu Department of English 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801