"Going Forward"

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 4 Mar 2008.

  1. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    When people say this do they not realise I am already aware that we inhabit an expanding universe where effect follows cause and they are already speaking in the future tense?

    Can I nominate this as redundant phrase of the century?
  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    it's a "bullshit bingo" phrase, can we keep it? ;)
  3. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Actually I think it's quite useful. Often when you report about something you are talking about past practices, results and policies and going forward there will be different practices, results and policies mainly because the past practices, results and policies were crap. ;)

    Plus I wouldn't be able to get a full house in fiddle bingo any more.
  4. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Moderator

    PIN number.
    'comprising of' a favourite with estate agents (hawk, spit!) round my way
  5. The use of 'Comprising of' is not just relegated to estate agents...that abomination is all over the place.;) Just now I was reading a paper where the author had used the word 'comprising' correctly, and I nearly did a small celebratory dance. I expect people to mis-use it and so when it's done properly it's a lovely surprise.
  6. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Use of the word Specialised. Actually it's Specialized; that's the way it's spelt in the English Dictionary. That's the way it's spelt on my bike. ;)
  7. User482

    User482 Guest

    My pet hate is the overuse, usually by sales people, of the reflexive pronoun. Why do they think I would be impressed by them saying "yourself" when they mean "you". Fools.
  8. Do you ask you that often?
  9. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Also, it's the sort of thing I'll be shoehorning into job applications. I've have on on the go now, says I need experience of leading and facilitating groups. Facilitating? A friend said, oh, is it like "Providing the means to learn", so I have to remember that phrase to stick in as well...
  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush


  11. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I cannot ever think of a case when 'utilise' is a better choice to 'use'
  12. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Moderator

    Looking at the context that was...I've one on the go blah blah
  13. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Utilisation (or should that be utilization) is a key statistic used in the legal industry to measure the extent to which people charge their time to client files as a percentage. It is an American thing, but if I used "Usage" people wouldn't have a clue what I was talking about. I agree it is industry specific but it's used in other accounting areas, eg costing, ratios and statistics. It's a terminology that has been inherited from the US but is widely used in finance to mean different things.
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I think these words and phrases are thought up by the Management courses to see how long it takes for it to go around the world and then have a good laugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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