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Sounds like he thought you were a mortuary.
I mean the doc seems to have thought I was a claims analyst and just had no clue what actuaries actually do.

But your joke reminds me of the results of a survey (I think done by AAA) of non-actuaries, where one of the respondents answered that an actuary was a place where they buried dead actors.
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I mean the doc seems to have thought I was a claims analyst and just had no clue what actuaries actually do.

But your joke reminds me of the results of a survey (I think done by AAA) of non-actuaries, where one of the respondents answered that an actuary was a place where they buried dead actors.
Wait..are you saying it's not?
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/n...e-sharing.html

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From the beginning, Uber appealed to drivers on the premise that partnering with the company would allow them to do what they really wanted to do, which was not ferrying 24-year-olds to beer halls or actuaries to the airport as a means of full-time employment.

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That joke never made sense to me. Is a mortuary where they bury dead morts? Dead mortars?
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That joke never made sense to me. Is a mortuary where they bury dead morts? Dead mortars?
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That joke never made sense to me. Is a mortuary where they bury dead morts? Dead mortars?
Eh, it's just a joke.

People attach the word "gate" to every manner of scandal (Bridgegate, Bountygate, Deflategate, Monicagate, Nannygate, Nipplegate, Pizzagate, Squidgygate, Travelgate, Troopergate, etc.)

It's used as a suffix to follow a one-word description of the scandal. But the original Watergate scandal actually had nothing to do with water... it was just the name of the hotel where the scandal originated.

Using "-gate" as a suffix to denote a scandal doesn't rationally make any sense, but everyone does it in all sorts of circumstances (politics, sports, pop culture) and it's even crossed national boundaries and everyone understands what it means despite all uses save the original being non-analogous to the original.

Same thing with "-uary" being applied differently to mortuary / actuary, albeit not in common parlance like "-gate".
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