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  • copelandamuffy
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    Elvis has left the building






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  • Condo Guard
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    Actually, DJB204 brings up a good point - language changes constantly. I wonder if there are any other terms that used to be standard that aren't anymore?
    I know "ICE" used to be short for "In Case of Emergency;" I don't use that abbreviation anymore because people would confuse it with the federal agency.

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  • Condo Guard
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    "Off site at 1600 hrs."

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  • Soper
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    ...left the building..?
    ...exited stage right..?

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  • DJB204
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    The word “departed”? (D.A.R)

    I’ve been recording the comings and goings at my site for some time now. It’s mainly employees so I know everyone by name. An example of an entry in my D.A.R. would be...

    ”Charles arrived at 15:30” or “Charles departed at 16:00”.

    My question lies with the word “departed”. It’s obvious I’m recording their departure time, but I can’t get over how the word departed suggests the person is now deceased lol. Thoughts?

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