And as for common sense ...

14th January 2000 at 00:00
HOW can Mr Woodhead rubbish the linguistic acrobatics of academia and conclude his article with a phrase such as "pseudo-academic obfuscation". I he means "posey, impenetrable bullshit", why doesn't he just say so?

Carol Taylor

68 Ringwood Road

Southsea, Hampshire

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