It's official: we sizzle
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 10 06:21:25 UTC 2001
At 9:34 AM -0500 6/8/01, Mai Kuha wrote:
>In case anyone took a break from monitoring current developments in
>American English last night, that is, failed to watch "Friends", we should
>note for the record that popular culture is finally catching up with
>In last night's episode, Ross announces with great satisfaction that his
>date for a cousin's wedding is "an assistant professor from the department
>of linguistics". When his sister wants him to break the date so that she
>can go to the wedding in her place, Ross says: "Did you not hear what I
>just said? My date is an assistant professor in the department of
>*linguistics*. They're *hot*."
>Just then, the laugh track kicked in, but I'm sure that was a coincidence.
It's a rerun. I had taped the original showing last fall (or was it
winter?) and played it for a colleague who is, in fact, an assistant
professor in our department and she quite enjoyed it.
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