Beeped off with voicemail

November 28, 2003

Technicians at Warwick University may find themselves left off Germaine Greer's Christmas card list this year.

Callers to her office are greeted by a terse voicemail message from the professor of comparative literature announcing that messages are "so distorted" when played back that she cannot understand a word anyone says. The only way to communicate with her is by sending a fax to her personal assistant who, Greer points out, is not even employed by the university.

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