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Being asked to bring back a meetings scheduled for next week.

Being asked to bring back a meetings scheduled for next week.

VictoriaRachel

Put back makes sense, bring back? All I can think about is my bonnie lies over the ocean... Oh bring back my meeting to me, to meeee!


Jon_Wedge

😂


emu314159

In America we have the phrase "push back," for things that got delayed, and "moved up" for the opposite. "Bring back" seems like a contradiction.


Jon_Wedge

Well...quite. It makes no sense. It's the third time I've heard it this month. First was from a US colleague. Now everyone is doing it and messing it up


emu314159

So ironic that so many more people are writing (for want of a better word) online, but so few actually read.


cantab314

Interpretation varies so widely the expression shouldn't be used. Allegedly it relates to whether you regard yourself as moving through time, or time as moving through you. https://www.thecut.com/2017/05/the-fuzzy-way-we-talk-about-time-can-make-you-miss-a-meeting.html


Jon_Wedge

This comment sums up my whole dilemma. I need clarity, not ambiguity or catchphrases


mendip_discovery

May suggest you socialise a new term for meetings and see how that goes. My thoughts are "can we vignette the meeting".


Jon_Wedge

I am not going to utilise that verbiage