Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 20:29:19 -0500

From: Alan Baragona baragonasa[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]VAX.VMI.EDU

Subject: Re: Posts from non-professionals

Bethany K. Dumas wrote:

I have just been informed that many recent posts are from students, not

professionals. In future, I will try to refrain from posting evaluative

comments about remarks from posters whom I do not know personally or



It would be nice, however, if students refrained from insulting

professional linguists by saying things like "Have you ever heard of

Semiotics?" Sheesh.

Alan B.