A governmental blunder that probably won't hurt us. Much.

Subject: A governmental blunder that probably won't hurt us. Much.
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:06:48 -0400

For reasons that are unimportant here, I was looking at an OSHA publication, https://www.osha.gov/Publications/3120.html

In that document I noticed FIVE uses of a strange word "inpidual" where "individual" would have been expected. "New piece of governmentese," I thought. Further research showed that other government documents have similar problems. For example, where "division" might be expected, "pision" appears. The problem seems to go back as far as 2014 at least. E.g.: https://www.dol.gov/owcp/dlhwc/dbaallemployer9-30-13.htm

I doubt there is any way to make money correcting this blunder, which must have been caused by a well-meaning person's wholesale replacement of <div> with <p>, or rather div with p, in many documents. If there were, it would already have happened. Maybe I should send it on to Scott Adams, who might find some use for it.

Stop the presses! It just gets worse! Two more inpiduals here, from 2011: https://www.pacificjustice.org/press/rulings-on-health-care-mandate-set-up-supreme-court-showdown/

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