On Feb 12, 5:28 pm, "Jesse F. Hughes" <je...@phiwumbda.org> wrote: > "Ostap S. B. M. Bender Jr." <ostap_bender_1...@hotmail.com> writes: > > > > > On Feb 12, 5:20 am, Frederick Williams <frederick.willia...@tesco.net> > > wrote: > >> "Ostap S. B. M. Bender Jr." wrote: > > >> > The fact that you have to troll Usenet in order to prove your > >> > "superiority" over other human beings > > >> And to think Victor is a lecturer at a UK university. You'd think he'd > >> know better. > > > Well, my recollection, refreshed by consulting Wiki, is that a > > lecturer is hardly an accomplished position: > > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecturer > > > Lecturer is a term that denotes an academic rank. In the United > > Kingdom, lecturer is a position at a university or similar > > institution, often held by academics in their early career stages. > > This position is below senior lecturer, reader and professor. > > .............................. > > > Looks like he has accomplished much less in academia than I in private > > sector. Now I can see why he is so bitter. > > Come now, let's not compare penis size. > > I'm not sure, since I'm not familiar with the British sitcom, but I > assumed that Frederick was referring to the sitcom character Victor > Meldrew, rather than the real person posting under that nym. >
I too vaguely know about this British sitcom character but didn't know he was in academia. Was he a mathematician?
> > In any case, there's no shame in low level academic positions and size > doesn't matter. These two judgments are dear to my heart and help > keep me sane. >
I agree. Sorry. It was my defense mechanism. Notice how this fellow is constantly trying to belittle my mental abilities.