Northeastern University and Vocabula is JUNK MAIL

Gordon, Matthew J. GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Fri Mar 26 04:30:44 UTC 2010

Vocabula's motto is (or used to be) "A society is generally as lax as its language."
Since part of its mission is to "battle" nonstandard English, it's difficult for me to see it as anything but antithetical to the goals of ADS.
From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark Mandel [thnidu at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: Northeastern University and Vocabula is JUNK MAIL

Well, being unfamiliar with Vocabula, I am not qualified to agree or
disagree with your opinion of it.

m a m

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 9:18 PM, <ronbutters at> wrote:

> Well, no. Its generally useless to take up junk posts with the junker.
> Posting to the list SHOULD serve as a cmplaint to the list administration.
> Fiske seems to regularly use this list to publicize his dubious wares.
> ------Original Message------
> From: Mark Mandel
> Sender: ADS-L
> To: ADS-L
> ReplyTo: ADS-L
> Subject: Re: [ADS-L] Northeastern University and Vocabula is JUNK MAIL
> Sent: Mar 25, 2010 8:48 PM
> It was posted here. I could barely tell what it was about because of the
> junk; that's true of a lot of posts, but the effect on the URL here was
> extreme. It was easy enough for me to provide cleanup.
> You say it's nothing more than an ad. May be so, but for all I know there
> are members who are interested in the accessibility of this publication at
> NU. If you have a problem with the post, take it up with Fiske.
> Mark Mandel
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 11:50 AM, ronbutters <ronbutters at> wrote:
> > Why do we care? This is just a commercial advertisement--junk mail
> > that is not appropriate for ADS-L at all

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