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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The use of a public office for private gain.
From jobber (wholesaler; one who does odd jobs), from job, of unknown origin. Earliest documented use: 1769.
“Scandals about cronyism, jobbery, and the overzealous advancement of party advantage caused deep and lasting damage.”
Liam Fay; Independent TDs are Losing Their Way in a Fog of Self-Importance; Irish Independent (Dublin); Jan 17, 2015.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Words / as slippery as smooth grapes, / words exploding in the light / like dormant seeds waiting / in the vaults of vocabulary, / alive again, and giving life: / once again the heart distills them. -Pablo Neruda, poet, diplomat, Nobel laureate (12 Jul 1904-1973)