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"Original sent by mail"

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When fax (facsimile) first came into use the fax transmission of most documents had to be followed up by the original by mail. This was mostly done in government and public sector offices.

Usage

Officer to peon: "I have told you a thousand times. After you fax, keep a copy on our file and send the original by mail. THe fax will fadeafter some time and the Branch Manager will again ask about this matter."
Added 2011-09-17 by Bimawala

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Nostalg(ind)ia