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    Smile In the interests of hygiene,

    In the interests of hygiene, please don't smoke in this shop.



    Is it proper to interpret the phrase in bold as "For the sake of hygiene?" If not, what is it? Thanks.

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    Default Re: In the interests of hygiene,

    Personally I think it is one of those bureaucratese phrases.

    It doesn't really mean anything apart from Don't Smoke - it is not good for you or the people round you.

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    Default Re: In the interests of hygiene,

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    In the interests of hygiene, please don't smoke in this shop.



    Is it proper to interpret the phrase in bold as "For the sake of hygiene?"
    Yes.

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    Smile Re: In the interests of hygiene,

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Personally I think it is one of those bureaucratese phrases.

    It doesn't really mean anything apart from Don't Smoke - it is not good for you or the people round you.
    Thanks, Anglika.
    But I can't find "buteaucratese" in my dictionary except "bureauratic."

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks, Ron.

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    Default Re: In the interests of hygiene,

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Anglika.
    But I can't find "buteaucratese" in my dictionary except "bureauratic."

    What he means by that is language used by bureaucrats. It's a special category.

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    Smile Re: In the interests of hygiene,

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    What he means by that is language used by bureaucrats. It's a special category.
    Thanks, Ron.
    Roger!

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