Most Euphemistic

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Apr 2 16:20:56 UTC 2014

That word entered Japanese as risutora. If you get fired, you can even use it in the passive: risutora sareru.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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On Apr 2, 2014, at 6:10 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> At Yale in the early 90s it was called "the restructuring committee".  Linguistics almost got restructured out of existence.
> LH
> On Apr 2, 2014, at 12:58 AM, Benjamin Torbert wrote:
>> My University now has a "budget realignment task force."
>> I think this = "people who decide who and what is cut."
>> BT

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