[Ads-l] Reinhold Aman RIP

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Mar 11 17:35:58 UTC 2019

Maledicta was panned thoroughly in TLS, no doubt 40 years ago.  I
immediately opened a subscription for the library where I was working.
Truly, there's no such thing as bad publicity.


On Mon, Mar 11, 2019 at 12:03 PM Jesse Sheidlower <jester at panix.com> wrote:

> I recently learned that Reinhold Aman, the publisher of Maledicta ("The
> International Journal of Verbal Aggression"), died last week at the age of
> 82. Maledicta was a useful mix of scholarly and irreverent study of various
> kinds of offensive language. Though his legacy is tarnished by his own
> problematic behavior (he served a prison sentence for sending threatening
> and extremely offensive materials relating to his divorce), it's
> nonetheless the case that he was willing to explore difficult topics at a
> time when serious, or indeed any, treatment of such language was not really
> possible in academia.
> I hope to be writing a short essay about him for the Strong Language blog
> in the next day or so.
> Jesse Sheidlower
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George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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