Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:00:03 +0000 From: David Bergdahl Subject: comedic The term is now over for us and today I have a final in the sophomore drama class. Repeatedly the term turned up in papers where would have sufficed. Is this a new piece of jargon on the model of where would do? There is a 1649 citation [I believe in a shorter version of the OED] 'pertaining to or relating to comedy' but in the the most recent MMLA a panel I was on was titled "D.H. Lawrence, Satirist: Revealing Eros Through Comedic Technique." So the term has some academic currency. I queried the coordinator of the panel, a retired colleague, used the word for the humor. I haven't searched for it on the net yet. Any intuitions? [distinterested parties only] -- _____________________________________________________________________ david.bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Ohio University / Athens Ellis Hall 114c tel: (740) 593-2783 [no office hrs during fax: (740) 593-2818 break, only by appt]