SpecGram Vol CLXXXV, No 2 Contents Letters to the Editor

Curses, Foiled Again!

A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

As is my wont, I spend a significant (p < 0.01) portion of the summer “J-months”June, July, 九月, Joulukuu, January, and Jasykõiin various Rivieras: French, Italian, Irish, Albanian, Austrian, Makarska, Mayan, Red Sea, Slovene, etc., etc., etc. This period has come to be known around SpecGram Towers as “Coup Season”, during which various editorial entities in various roles and of various ranks try to stage various rebellions against my firm-but-fair editorial oversight (and various dictatorial whims).

Claudia von Aufschnaiter, Sibel Erduran, Jonathan Osborne, and Shirley Simon, 2008, “Argu­ing to Learn and Learn­ing to Argue: Case Studies of How Stu­dents’ Argu­men­ta­tion Relates to Their Sci­en­tific Know­ledge,” Jour­nal of Research in Science Teach­ing, 45, pp. 101–131,
David H. Jonassen and Bosung Kim, 2010, “Argu­ing to Learn and Learn­ing to Argue: Design Jus­ti­fi­ca­tions and Guide­lines,” Edu­ca­tional Tech­no­logy Research and Devel­op­ment, 58, pp. 439–457.

Chiasmus of the Month
August 2019

This most recent summer was no differentthey tried, they failed, they have been punishedthough the uprising rose up considerably higher among the editorial echelons than usual and thus is worthy of discussion here; in particular, Executive Editor Keith “Ꮶеⅰth” Slater was not only involved in the insurrection, but he apparently instigated it. Given my own history of Machiavellian manœuverability, I can’t really fault him for reaching beyond his grasp. No harm, no foul, right? But there must be some sort of consequence, so his pay will be reduced by 114% and as a result, he now he must pay SpecGram 97¢ for the privilege of working on each issue (this is, alas, not Ꮶеⅰth’s premier pecuniarily retributional rodeo).

Some of the proposals made by Ꮶеⅰth and his failed but apparently egalitarian-minded co-conspirators include:

...along with other, even more incomprehensible ideasthough I must admit that Grammative Specularian has a certain ineffable que c'est niais joie.

So, here but for the grace of I goes Comp­Ser­Loj­Epis­Sow­Ling­O’­All­Flave.

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