oa De Rebus - Stabbed with a quill pen
|Article Title||Stabbed with a quill pen|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Mar 1966|
|Pages||151 - 155|
|Keyword(s)||Letters, Polite code of phrases and Solicitors|
""Every little movement has a meaning of its own"" sang the old music hall artiste, and much the same might well be said of many phrases which are in constant use in letters written between solicitors. The passing years have enabled our profession to build up a polite code of phrases in which the latent content is very different from that which is manifest. By use of this code, bad temper is disguised by the writer and is left unaroused in the recipient.
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