Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 12:21:59 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU

Subject: F*** NEH!

The letter came this morning. It says: "Thank you for responding to our

invitation to attend the 25th Annual Jeferson Lecture in the Humanities.

Due to the enormous response we've received, I regret to inform you that

tickets are no longer available." (There follow various symbols for

polite noises.)

Now, when I receive an invitation, I do not expect my acceptance to be

followed by "tickets are no longer available." What think you? And should

our hon. officer, Prof. Metcalf, be spending time distributing tickets

that do not exist???


Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law

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