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Mar. 5th, 2002 | 11:18 am

Here I am sitting in a meeting and someone once again said "I'll talk to you about that offline". They already are offline, if this meeting was online, I'd be participating from bed.

Later is a perfectly good word as in "I'll talk to you about that later.".

I'm not sure why this misuse bugs me, but it does.

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Life Rebooted

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from: hopeforyou
date: Mar. 5th, 2002 12:20 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I hear ya. It bothers me, too. I used to work for this dot.com from hell, and the product manager for my group used to use that phrase during a meeting ALL THE TIME. I thought, Oh god, spare me from this PM who's younger than I am and using trendy netspeak. Please.

Maybe I am just bias against it because the people I knew who used it a lot thought they were the shit and copped an attitude. Or maybe it's just the misappropriation of English.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Mar. 5th, 2002 04:53 pm (UTC)
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I'm especialy confused since I'm hearing it from JPL machine learning staff, they don't even have the excuse of being trendy dot-commers.

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