Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 10:23:49 -0800
From: Anton Sherwood dasher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NETCOM.COM
Subject: apposite -s
Michael Montgomery N270053[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UNIVSCVM.CSD.SCAROLINA.EDU writes:
. . . . My university has for some time had an _Athletics
Director_, presumably since the Sports Information Office or the school's
Office of Media Relations has decided that this represents the proper
derivation from _Director of Athletics_. It has become the only term
used in university publicity and in the local newspaper, although so far
as I can tell, only a written form (one hears only _Athletic Director_).
I haven't tried to track this down hereabouts, but probably should. Has
the same -s been cropping up on other campuses? . . .
All I can say is that my dad was never a "physic professor"!
Anton Sherwood *\\* +1 415 267 0685 *\\* DASher[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]netcom.com