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She went through for a nurse

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That’s considered an archaic turn of phrase these days.

“She went through for a nurse” meant she went to nursing school.

“He went through for an engineer” meant he went to university and got himself a P Eng.

I am reminded of this phraseology because I borrowed an old local history tome from one of the neighbours. It recounts the adventures of the local settlers who populated these barren lands back in the day. The pioneer days…

“Settlers” is a word that has a different connotation today than it did back in the day.

Nowadays you’ve got girls going through to be welders and engineers and boys going through to be nurses and teachers, and “settlers” are the folks stealing Palestinian lands in the West Bank…

Language changes over time, mainly to protect the guilty…



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