The new way to grow (WAS The new way to office)

Subject: The new way to grow (WAS The new way to office)
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- SD -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 13:43:13 IST

On Tue, 13 Feb 1996, Ray Fernandez wrote:
... does anyone have a problem with the verb grow in the
following question: "Do you want to grow your business?"

** Yes, I have a problem with it. When we grow chrysanthemums or
barley, we're talking about growing them from their inception.
Growing a business (or growing the economy, as President Clinton likes
to say) these days refers to further developing something that is
already around, so it's a new and conflicting usage.

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