At my doctors' office the other day I noted that the staff includes a "PA-C." Um, that would, perhaps, stand for "physician's assistant--certified?" And the point is that she doesn't want to bear the obloquy of being a CPA? Forgetting Molly
Bloom Goldberg who delighted in telling the neighbors that her new son-in-law was a CPA--"cleaning, pressing and altering!" Or forgetting Normie from Cheers, who thought that being a CPA was almost as good as knowing CPR.