I don’t like these words. I think of bureaucracy and red tape. I think of bloated governments and companies. I think of people working together to deny us access to something we want.
“The Rezzoris were minor Austrian gentry administering the outposts of empire.” (from The London Review of Books, 1990, as quoted in Oxford Fowler’s Modern English Usage). Yuk!
But this is unfair, it is a prejudice, a bias, a guilty verdict without facts or trial. It makes me ask myself why it is I feel like this.
I can’t answer. I don’t know. Maybe I missed my calling. Maybe I’m meant to be a bureaucrat. Does it pay well?