another sense for gov't work

David Bergdahl einstein at FROGNET.NET
Fri Jan 21 02:08:09 UTC 2005

During WW2 my father worked nights as an engraver for Sperry Gyroscope
(afterwards acquired by Remington Rand and renamed Sperry-Rand) and he used
"gov't work" to mean "private jobs done for friends" such as nameplates; it
was useful as a label because a supervisor would never query a worker who
said he was doing "gov't work."
"Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott aber Boshaft ist er nicht"
--Albert Einstein

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