Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Curriculum vitae is a hackneyed expression

Lawyers call it a "CV," but it is Latin for a brief account of qualifications (literally "account of one's life").  Doctors and other professionals use it.  Lawyers like to use it to qualify a doctor as an expert.  It is a hackneyed expression though; biography is better.  I love Latin too, but its use is off putting to most.

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