Solar Eclipse


An Example of How People change words in conveying someone else message


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From: Managing Director

To: Executive Director
‘Tomorrow morning there will be a total eclipse of the sun at
nine o’clock. This is something which we cannot see every day.
So let the work-force line up outside, in their best clothes to
watch it. To mark the occasion of this rare occurrence, I will
personally explain the phenomenon to them. If it is raining we
will not be able to see it very well and in that case the work force
should assemble in the canteen.’

From: Executive Director

To: Departmental Head
‘By order of the Managing Director, there will be a total eclipse
of the sun at nine o’ clock tomorrow morning. If it is raining we
will not be able to see it in our best clothes, on the site. In this
case the disappearance of the sun will be followed through in
the canteen. This is something we cannot see happening
every day.’

From: Departmental Heads

To: Sectional Heads
‘By order of the Managing Director, we shall follow the
disappearance of the sun in our best clothes, in the canteen at
nine o’clock tomorrow morning. The Managing Director will tell
us whether it is going to rain. This is something which we
cannot see happen every day.’

From: Section Heads

To: Foreman
‘If it is raining in the canteen tomorrow morning, which is
something that we cannot see happen every day, the Managing
director in his best clothes, will disappear at nine o’ clock.’

From: Foreman

To: All Operators
‘Tomorrow morning at nine o’ clock, the Managing Director will
disappear. It’s a pity that we can’t see this happen every day.’




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