Date: Sat, 25 May 1996 22:48:26 -0400 From: Johnnie Renick Subject: Re: inservice v.t. On May 24, 1996 08:38:35, 'Orin Hargraves <100422.2566[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM>' wrote: >Return-Path: >Received: from by >(8.6.9/SMI-5.3-PIPELINE-pop-local) > id IAA28703; Fri, 24 May 1996 08:43:24 -0400 >Message-Id: <199605241243.IAA28703[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]> >Received: from UGA.CC.UGA.EDU by (IBM VM SMTP V2R3) >with BSMTP id 3746; Fri, 24 May 96 08:41:44 EDT >Received: from UGA.CC.UGA.EDU (NJE origin LISTSERV[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA) by UGA.CC.UGA.EDU >(LMail V1.2a/1.8a) with BSMTP id 4064; Fri, 24 May 1996 08:41:43 -0400 >Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 08:38:35 EDT >Reply-To: American Dialect Society >Sender: American Dialect Society >From: Orin Hargraves <100422.2566[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM> >Subject: inservice v.t. >To: Multiple recipients of list ADS-L > >Below, a quote from a recent e-mail message I received: > >> I was so excited to receive your message!!! This will be great fun now >> that we have e-mail in our school. We're getting inserviced next Wed. on >> using it, but I have addresses and am having fun trying all this on >> my own. I'm still fairly new at learning about the big picture of e-mail >> and internet... > >The writer is a K-12 teacher in the upper Midwest. > >Is this use of "inservice" teacher jargon? Has anyone else heard or seen it? >Any >info appreciated. > > >With best wishes, > >Orin Hargraves -- Yes I am a teacher and the term is used to tell about the workshops we have to attend during the school year. Teachers all over the country are reguired to have a certain number of inservice hours. Johnnie Renick