Good line

Nick Carbone (nickc@ENGLISH.UMASS.EDU)
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 21:39:18 -0400

In a _Slate_ essay on economics
( by Paul Krugman, you'll
find this:

Deconstructing? Why on earth would anyone not a member of the
Modern Language Association want to use an academic buzzword that has
been the butt of so many jokes? (What do you get when you cross a
Mafioso and a deconstructionist? Someone who makes you an offer you
can't understand.)

Given our recent contortions over language and theory and discourse
conventions, thought it might be refreshing spin...