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This reminds me of a story from an old Dilbert newsletter:

As director of communications, I was asked to prepare a memo
reviewing our company's training programs and materials. In the
body of the memo in one of the sentences I mentioned
the "pedagogical approach" used by one of the training manuals.
The day after I routed the memo to the executive committee,
I was called into the HR director's office, and told that
the executive vice president wanted me out of the building by lunch.

When I asked why, I was told that she wouldn't stand for perverts
(pedophiles?) working in her company. Finally, he showed me her
copy of the memo, with her demand that I be fired and the word
"pedagogical" circled in red. The HR manager was fairly
reasonable, and once he looked the word up in his dictionary
and made a copy of the definition to send back to her, he told
me not to worry. He would take care of it.

Two days later, a memo to the entire staff came out directing
us that no words which could not be found in the local Sunday
newspaper could be used in company memos. A month later,
I resigned. In accordance with company policy, I created my
resignation memo by pasting words together from the Sunday
paper. (Taco Bell Corporation)
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