Joseph Carson samizdata at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Jan 25 10:11:25 UTC 2000

The first human services job I did was advertised as "counselor for
outapatient clients at an established medical clinic and non-profit." This
was in late 1987, and evidently the expression was in normal use prior to
that, because my co-workers all used the expression routinely, although I
never heard it before then. (In S.F., CA.) - Joe

Beverly Flanigan wrote:

> Another term I've just noticed recently is "nonprofit" used as a
> noun:  So-and-so is a nonprofit [organization].  "Even" the NY Times used
> it yesterday.  How old is this usage?

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