You can trust Scott Adams to call 'em as he sees 'em. I'm delighted to agree with him most of the time.
Anyone recall when doctors became "medical service providers" or engineers became "technicians or superintendents" or any number of other examples of bastardizing our language?
I saw this stuff begin creeping into contract language during the 1990s and figured it was being driven by legal concerns attempting to minimize potential overreach in the event of a dispute.
How about hiring a legal service provider...anyone have a clue what that may be? A lawyer, or a para-legal, or a legal secretary?
And have you noticed that it's getting more difficult to see a doctor? Now it seems that we are seeing a Physician's Assistant (PA) or maybe just a nurse more and more often. Is that going on where you are? One thing is certain...the bill is going to be for the premium level service regardless of who you see.