Unemployment lingo

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 9 16:53:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 12:42 PM, James A. Landau
<JJJRLandau at netscape.com> > My only recollection of seeing the word
"rightsize" was in a computer trade-press article in which the writer
argued for "rightsizing" over "downsizing". Â I didn't read the
article, but it is obvious that for this particular writer, the two
words were NOT synonyms.

I also recall an article calling for such a distinction, though I
can't place or date it. ISTM that perhaps the author was coining a
word to express a distinction they thought to be necessary.

m a m

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