Note to world #5843

She listened to her work colleagues squabble about whether a document should use “U.S.” or “US” – and why not United States at all? – including what had been done in the past……aghast to find they had been inconsistent, they then moved into triple spliced inferred and recalled intentions – and sloshed into a general philosophical conversation about whether the past should in fact have a death grip on the future.  

She was silent throughout, her cheery mood slipping further and further into the crevice of her chair. Apparently she was no longer in love with words and the rules of language – having had any such lust beaten from her after several decades of conference room pedantry.  

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