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From New York Bond Trader to Orthodontist

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发表于 10-3-2020 08:18:20 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Hilary Potkewitz, Career Reinvention; One Woman's Journey From New York Bond Trader to Orthodontist. Wall Street Journal, Sept 28, 2020 (under the heating "Reboot").
https://www.wsj.com/articles/one ... dontist-11601233200
https://www.365news.com/2020/09/ ... er-to-orthodontist/

Note:
(a) "She wasn't sure how her colleagues would react to her move from New York's high-stakes world of high-yield debt to go to dental school."

high-yield debt
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-yield_debt
("( * * * or junk bond) is a bond that is rated below investment grade)
(b) "Ms Bonebreak and her twin brother David grew up in Clarksville, Md, where their father was the town orthodontist."

(i) Clarksville, Maryland
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarksville,_Maryland

Baltimore is at 2 o'clock direction by 20 miles, and Washington, DC at 8'p'clock by 25 miles -- both air distance.
(ii) In a nutshell, "Orthodontists are experts in correcting misalignments of the teeth and jaw." In the latter is jaw protruding (like the late Lee Teng-hui's) or the opposite. One tool to align teeth is dental braces.

(c) "Byron Bonebreak hoped one of his children would take over the practice."
(i) Byron (name)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_(name)
(from Byram, North Yorkshire)
(ii) Byram, North Yorkshire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byram,_North_Yorkshire  
("The toponym is from the Old English bȳrum, the dative plural of bȳre, so means 'at the byres or cowsheds' ")
(iii) dative case
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dative_case
("the dative marks what would be considered the indirect object of a verb in English": eg, Maria gave JACOB a drink or Mary gave a drink to JACOB (dative case appearing in upper case); section 3 German [Old English, practiced by Anglo-Saxons, is Germanic]

From the Web: "The dative case is a grammatical case for nouns and pronouns. * * * [Eg,] He wrote the letter for her.  • Verb: wrote  • Direct object: the letter  • Indirect object in the dative case: her."
(iv) Old English-English dictionary:
* bȳre (noun neuter; Perhaps identical to the word for a farm or dwelling in German -büren, Dutch -buren): "stall, shed, hut"
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/byre

Martin Van Buren
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Van_Buren
(eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841; Of Dutch descent, "Van Buren was born as Maarten Van Buren on December 5, 1782, in Kinderhook, New York, about 20 miles (32 km) south of Albany on the Hudson River")

(d) "When her brother woke up sick on the second day of the conference, she grabbed his badge lanyard for some family time with Dad—and free dental swag."
(i) lanyard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanyard
(photos)
(ii) swag (n)
"1 informal
a: goods acquired by unlawful means : BOOTY, LOOT
b: valuable articles or goods
c: promotional goods or items
d: goods given to people who attend or participate in an event
e: MONEY, LUCRE"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swag

Definitions c and d fit the bill.

Oxford English Dictionary online (in Lexico.com) gave the etymology as "Middle English (in the sense 'bulging bag')," which explains the manifold definitions. Also the same Web page at Lexico.com indicates swag under these definitions is a mass noun, meaning uncountable and hence without plural form.

(e) "But dentistry would mean a lot more school [because she did not have, and therefore needed credits in biology and biochemistry]. First, she'd need a semester each of biology and of organic chemistry, both lab courses [lab for both courses], and to study for the Dental Admission Test—all while working full time. A coveted night class, within walking distance of Goldman, was full. She made it off the wait list—but how would she get to that 5:30 p.m. lab?"
(i) Dental Admission Test
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_Admission_Test
is administered by American Dental Association.
(ii) To "make it off the wait list" (or waitlist) is the same as "to get off the waiting list" or waitlist. In both terms the person is admitted.

(f) At last, the article in print has a sidebar whose heading is "Update," which online is "Roboot Update."
(g) wedding announcement:
Christina Bonebreak, Robert Jackson. New York Times, May 20, 2012
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/ ... ckson-weddings.html
("Mr. Jackson, 30, is a senior managing director at Cyrus Capital Partners[, LP (for limited partnership) -- an investment advisory firm'], a New York investment firm. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania")

Naturally her husband left Wall Street also. Currently the husband, going by the name Robert K Jackson (otherwise there are too many Robert Jacksons), is running the Chapel Hill-based Dundarave LLC, which he founded on July 27, 2020 and he is about the only person in that firm, according to North Carolina Secretary of State's website (all corporations and LLCs in every state must be registered with that office of each stae).
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