18.205 ordinary is extraordinary?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 07:17:56 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 205.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 06:46:47 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: ordinary is extraordinary

I would be most grateful for help locating a source or usual if not
canonical form for the joke about the German Professor Ordinarius, which I
learned in something like this form: "Ordinarius ist ausserordentlich;
Extraordinarius ist ordentlich", "An Ordinarius is extraordinary; an
Extraordinarius is ordinary".

Many thanks.


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