Thursday, January 7

Going Backward

Why is it that perfectly good phrases either go out of style or are replaced by seemingly overburdened phrases?

Case in point: "Going forward". What was so wrong with "in the future"?

Similarly, "at this point" has been further emphasized by adding "in time".

I'd really like to know who the a$$hole overpaid MBA was that originated "going forward". Oh, wait, this isn't just Bob's version of bs. I'm not the only one who believes we've heard enough of the phrase.

In Charles Cooper's blog over at CNET, he wonders the same thing. He suggests it become somewhat of a drinking game. Every time some suit says "going forward", donate a hundred bucks to some deserving charity.

That's a future we can all believe in. Going forward.

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