IN response to my column the other Saturday on the need to avoid using the officious and bureaucratic “regards” phrases (, a reader who identified himself simply as CB made this very interesting comment:

“While you’re at it, Mr. Carillo, I think you should also admonish companies to stop using ‘is in need of’ when writing help wanted ads/announcements for job openings. Why can’t they just say ‘need/s”? It’s to the point, and much better at conveying urgency than the clumsy ‘is in need of.’”

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