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Don't forget that Tony Soprano , of the HBO series , is an
"environmental consultant"....

Juan C. Gray

Bill Polhemus wrote:
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Ransom [mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 3:48 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> > 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
> "janitors."
> 
> This fits more in line with the earlier mention of "garbage men" as
> "sanitation engineers."
>