Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 12:21:59 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" 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 Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Dep't of English, UT, Knoxville | EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower | (423) 974-6965 | FAX (423) 974-6926 Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 | See Webpage at