How many layers of obfuscation on the average euphemism?

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Mon Mar 12 18:13:07 UTC 2012

On 3/12/2012 12:53 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
> Then there's "let go"--when the employer reluctantly acquiesces to
> the employee's desire to not have a job.

Oh, yeah.  And the ever enriching "made redundant", "excessed".  And my
favorite "allowed to spend more time with his family" (in academic
overhead -- aka "administrative" -- circles: "returned to his first love
of teaching".

Requiescas in pace o email           Two identifying characteristics
                                         of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio      Infallibility, and the ability to
                                         learn from their mistakes.
ICBM Data:        (Adapted from Stephen Pinker)

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