Saturday, May 30, 2009

Eternal things, 1815 edition

paperasserie - red tape; massive amounts of paperwork.

I went looking with Google Book Search and this was the earliest use I could find:

...cette éternelle paperasserie...

...this eternal paperwork...

Even though we can get rid of the paper, we can't seem to get rid of the paperwork. Perhaps it really is eternal.

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