Peter T. Daniels scripsit:

> I have two useful and innocuous-seeming insults: "engineer" and "English
> major." Both are based in considerable experience of their respective
> attitudes toward questions of theory!

I was an English major (though of just what regiment would be difficult
to say), and am involved in a discipline that most people consider an
engineering one (though I disagree, as I consider programming basically
a verbal discipline). I fail to see wherein the insult lies.

Babies are born as a result of the John Cowan
mating between men and women, and most
men and women enjoy mating.
--Isaac Asimov in Earth: Our Crowded Spaceship cowan@...