Date: Sat, 30 Mar 1996 11:02:27 -0800
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IX.NETCOM.COM
Subject: Re: discussant
In the BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES the discussions are identified as
"commentaries", I think. So I would expect the authors of such discussion
essays to be "commentators", although this term seems to have been used
only for audio and visual modes of communication.
AAAARRRGHHH..........! (I just was reminded of a pet peeve. I am not commenting
on Sali's usage).
Why aren't people who make comments "commenters? Commentators are O.K, in my
book as long as they comment, but they go over the line when they commentate.
Likewise, students who go through orientation, in my humble opinion become
oriented, not orientated.
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, FL
crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ix.netcom.com