Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Reading over various classmates' notes in preparation for exams, I find that not only do they refer to the professor by his first name, but they also seem to be on a first name basis with the authors of every article mentioned. Does this say something significant about the Israeli mentality, or have they just never had composition teachers beating them over the heads and telling them that an author is referred to by both names at first mention and only last name thereafter?

1 comment:

Miri said...

All the notes by Israelis that I've used refer to the authors and professors properly, so I think that maybe this is a lawyer thing.