March 13, 2005

Syllepsis

I've now committed syllepsis unintentionally—in my entry yesterday on Ward Churchill, I meant to explain separately that fraud allegations are not all honest and that institutions and colleagues must therefore be careful, but I was sloppy and out came, "Academics can lie about each other and requires some care in investigation." Does this now put me in the class of Flanders and Swann?

She lowered her standards by raising her glass,
Her courage, her eyes and his hopes. (Have Some Madeira, M'Dear)

And would I want to be?

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