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Hi all,

Perhaps one of you can explain something to me. When did the word issue become a synonym for the word problem, as in when my IPS "techie" tells me, "we've had server issues all morning?" I've consulted all of my word books (dictionaries, thesauruses, or thesauri, if you prefer, Fowler's, etc., some thirty or so in all) and I can find only the slightest of relationships between the words and no real evidence that the one is a synonym for the other.

Is it just me? Do I need a new set of "word" books? Am I just getting old and refusing to accept a reasonable metamorphosis in word usage?

Cheers for now,

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