Religion & Farting
MAULE at LAW.VILLANOVA.EDU
Mon Jan 17 14:02:35 PST 2000
Rick, have you tried a search of the newspaper database on the Nexis part of Lexis? Also, I think there is a database that librarians can access that permits similar word searching. Five years ago is on the edge of the beginning of the maintenance of full digital databases for many publications but it wouldn't surprise me that the WSJ would have been digitally maintained five years ago. Another possibility is contacting WSJ through its Web site... there's certain to be a word search capability, if not on the Web site itself, through the WSJ.
Professor of Law
Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA 19085
maule at law.villanova.edu
>>> Rick Duncan <conlawprof at YAHOO.COM> 01/17/00 12:29PM >>>
I am trying to find the specifics of a Wall Street
Journal article that compared speaking from a
religious perspective to farting. In particular, the
writer talked about having a discussion with some
colleagues in which he mentioned a religious value as
being relevant--"It was as if I had farted. There was
this strange silence. No one reprimanded me. No one
said I had done something wrong. But there was a sort
of consensus in the group I had acted socially
inappropriately and people would turn the other way."
Did anyone make a copy of this article when it
appeared in the Wall Street Journal about 5 years ago?
If so, I would love a copy (or at least, the
citation--including date and page number--so I can
have our librarians track it down for me).
Thanks, Rick Duncan
Welpton Professor of Law
University of Nebraska
College of Law
Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
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