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Chris -- 2011-03-08
This was actually submitted to Contribute by Ken Lakritz—the eggcorn Mozart—back on 12-23-05. For some reason, though, Search didn’t bring this up; I had to go hunting for it. Here’s Ken’s original post, smooshed to fit into one block quotation:
At most academic institutions it takes 7 years to come up for tenure review, but if you throw in a few post-docs, the threshold might be ten years. Examples:
... Mark: Yeah, looks like a post opened up in the site department. And if I kiss up to the old wind bag, you will be dating a fully ten year professor. ...
Gerard P. Martins is a ten-year professor of metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines. www.amasci.com/weird/bgf1.html
... in September of 1996 my long-time friend, Dr. Jonathan Salgado, a ten-year professor of preaching at the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, ...
Last edited by patschwieterman (2006-05-11 07:43:25)