cynth (cynthtastic) wrote,
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Exchange with new work friend -- Friend H

-----Original Message-----
From: cynthtastic
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 12:04 PM
To: Friend H
Subject: RE: Sun Software L&L


at·tri·tion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (-trshn)
n.
A rubbing away or wearing down by friction.
A gradual diminution in number or strength because of constant stress.
A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death.
Repentance for sin motivated by fear of punishment rather than by love of God.

Clearly, in this case, repentance for sin motivated by fear of punishment rather than by love of God. :)

cynthtastic
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-----Original Message-----
From: Friend H
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 12:02 PM
To: cynthtastic
Subject: RE: Sun Software L&L


What does attrition mean? We just had our dept meeting, and I think it means that the 4 people mentioned under the heading "Attrition" were fired, but I forgot to ask while I was there.

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Now, the original copy/pasting from the dictionary included fancy pronunciation key characters -- this is important for the gratifying end of the story. Friend H called me to tell me that my response was exactly what she would have said and to thank me for looking this up for her. She said she especially liked that I had included schwas.

She knows what a schwa is! :) I love Friend H.
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