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Dad's Office

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The Latin word “officium" refers not to the building, but to the person working a certain job. From this we get the word office, for a place where white collar workers get work done, usually on paper or computers. Medieval scribes did paperwork, their version of office work, in a place called a “chancery."

  1. 1. What was a Medieval office called?
    1. a. Chancery
    2. b. Grovium
    3. c. Parish
  2. 2. Who works at an office?
    1. a. Blue collar worker
    2. b. White collar worker
    3. c. Mechanic
  3. 3. What is the Latin word that spawned "office"?
    1. a. Officer
    2. b. Official
    3. c. Officium