Thursday, June 05, 2008
Where did 'going forward' come from? I keep hearing people - especially financial 'experts' - on radio and TV saying 'going forward' for no discernible reason. Anyway, going forward, 'take care' seems to have become our 'have a nice day'. An otherwise silent, blank, expressionless and wholly incompetent shop assistant said 'take care' to me yesterday. I was alarmed; it sounded like a threat as in 'I know where you live'. One should, of course, take are when going forward, but this is a personal matter. Strangers should not intrude. The old ways are better, so Thought Experimenters, in the future mind how you go.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 4:38 am