May 13, 2008

BOOKS R GOOD:

I wanted to let you know about our White Sale which goes through May 31st.

For more information, please visit: http://cup.columbia.edu/sale/23

We are offering up to 80% off on more than 1,000 titles in all subjects. (There are some really great deals).

I hope this will be of interest to you and your readers. Please feel free to pass the word to friends and colleagues.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.

Best,

Columbia University Press
www.cup.columbia.edu

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 13, 2008 10:35 AM
Comments

White Sale => presumably good to customers

Black ball => bad for those who are black balled.

Racism rears its ugly head? Just asking.

Posted by: ic at May 13, 2008 1:03 PM

ic => white sale for some reason traditionally in January, used to mean linens, i.e., sheets, pillow cases, table cloths, napkins, etc. which at one time were always white. I presume that since the paper inside books is white, the white [book] sale is a play on that.

Posted by: erp at May 13, 2008 5:25 PM

Geeze, I'm just joking about how ridiculous pc can be. Remember the poor professor who lost his job for saying "niggardly" (i.e. miserly)...

Posted by: ic at May 13, 2008 11:13 PM
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