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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Ransom [mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 3:48 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject: Re: ASCE
> ...isn't an Associate somebody who works for Wal-Mart?
> Consider all the professional firms that, by inuendo, now
> relegate their
> partners to the same professional stature as the people in the blue
> smock. Another title, like engineer, has been reduced by familiar use.

Actually, I think it's the other way 'round.

Wal-Mart and other retailers have given the "lofty" sounding title of
"Associate" to those who were once simply "sales clerks," "stock-boys," and

This fits more in line with the earlier mention of "garbage men" as
"sanitation engineers."