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Friday, March 25, 2011


Editor's note: Being the Editor-in-Chief of such a prestigious Journal is a great learning experience.  For example I learned a new word yesterday, and am already trying to make a joke with it.  I hope I don't blow it.

Dear Dr. H,

Thank you for submitting to the august Journal of Universal Rejection.  In your introduction you claim certain things "are contextualized metonymically."

But I posit we in the Ivory Tower should give a thumbs down to every crumb of metonymy so as to retain the ear of Main Street.

Therefore your paper is rejected.

Best regards,
Caleb Emmons, PhD
Journal of Universal Rejection


  1. Dear Caleb Emmons,

    Oh, I don't think so. You are in danger of hypostitizing a metonymic context.

    Because of my own position, I feel for the heavy responsibilities of your position. I seem to be the president of a University with out campus, professors, or students. Not even a faculty parking lot.

  2. Nicholas, at first I thought you were senior editor at The New Yorker. But then I noticed this whole City University of Santa Fe thing. That sounds cool. I'd join up if I lived in Santa Fe.