Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 10:54:07 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: Client clients are also what speech therapists have, and i suppose what most medical professionals and quasi-medical professionals have. (except, i suspect, doctors.) social workers have them too. i don't mind it at all--i find the term a bit empowering (as opposed to _patient_). _client_ underscores the fact that i can take my business elsewhere, should i be unhappy with the service i'm getting. (and i'm anything but patient with medical professionals.) lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA