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Old October 11 2012, 12:06 AM   #50
Spot's Meow
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Re: Changing Language Usage

The department I work in had "personnel" tacked onto the end of our name, and then recently replaced it with "affairs." I asked my co-workers why (it was before my time), and they said that orders came from on high that the word personnel denoted "paper-pushers" and simple administrative data entry work, while affairs was more inclusive and all-encompassing of the various services we provide.
Time present and time past
are both perhaps present in time future.
And time future contained in time past.
T.S. Eliot
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