Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Notes from Academe

“I hate footnotes. ‘Having to read footnotes,’ Noel Coward once said, ‘resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.’” 

—Alex Beam, columnist and author, “Footnote in mouth,” The Boston Globe, September 2014 (Thanks to alert WORDster Javan Kienzle) 

Editorial Comment: Is that APA or Chicago style?

PeezPix by Ted Pease 


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