Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Notes Toward a Prolegomenon To All Future Golf/Academia Analogies

Yeah, I'm kind of proud of that title.


spyder said...

You are so pushing that analogy way too far without the substantive underlying base. Where does "par" fit in?? Where is there the choice between fairway wood and big iron? How does a "mulligan" show up in academic parlance. And good gawd man, the clothes??? Between Paine Stewart and Jaspar Parnevik i suppose the only possible link might be the velvet hoods????

The Constructivist said...

I think a mulligan is what you should call when you're assigned the task of piloting a new course for the department. No, there are no mulligans in academia. Or golf.

On the other items, I'll address them in the post I'm working on now. Except for the clothes. As the tsuma says, most of my golf clothes are "ojin kusai," a term whose meaning would be clear the second you heard it used in reference to your favorite shirt, or rather, formerly favorite shirt.

The Constructivist said...

Would be nice if I could spell the word I like so much. Thanks, Bill and JP for the silent corrections.