Wednesday April 8, 2020

Letters to the Editor 8th March 2015

8th March, 2015

Being apprised of appraise

As a civil servant (now retired) I was always surprised by the number of senior civil servants who were constantly appraising the minister (ie, assessing him/her), instead of apprising the minister (ie informing him/her).

It looks as if the contagion has spread from the civil service to the press (or perhaps visa versa).

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