Sunday, May 20, 2012
These Are Some Suggested Glossary Terms. We Post Them In Order to Let Our 9 Readers Look Them Over. We Add Glossary Terms Only When Their Usage or Potential Usage Demands It. Clever Defs Help, of Course, But You Can't Believe How Little We Think of So-Called "Cleverness" Generally.
1. Often confused for an actual learning disability and often exhibited by slowflakes who just can't come up with documentation for the Disabilities office.
Retention Deficit Disorder (RDD)
1. Illness specific to institutions often characterized by student flakeyness. Symptoms include but are not limited to under-enrolled sections, students quitting at the first sign of homework, Dean's firing instructors for flunking students, instructors engaging in pan-handling.
1. A faculty member with a wild, raging idea that is usually pointless (but nonetheless political and/or troublesome) who subsequently spreads disease throughout the department with infectious gossip, arm twisting, disemboweling, eating of brains, etc. Usually, those unfortunate enough to find themselves cornered by a zombie report hearing guttural moans followed by attempts at infection and the surprise appearance of other zombies, seemingly from out of nowhere. Frequently, zombie apocalypses lead to the end of civilization as we know it, faculty meetings. Usually the emergence of zombies results in survivors banding together to win the day, or, if infection spreads too quickly, survivors huddling together in the janitor's closet (i.e., the adjunct office). Usually patient zero is a gumdrop unicorn or a silverback.