Friday 20 November 2009 — This is over 13 years old. Be careful.
I’ve noticed in the office, people often refer to meetings with just an adjective phrase, letting “meeting” be implied: “I have to go, I have a 2:00”. Why don’t we carry this to its logical extreme? Let’s just say things like,
I have to get ready for the weekly.
Lunch has to be quick, I have to get back for a boring.
I think I’m going to skip the pointless.
On the same topic: MS's Raymond Chen's excellent blog, "The Old New Thing", has a whole category dedicated to documenting "Microspeak", with some priceless entries:
Another thing which I find Americans do a lot is to pronounce the abbreviation as if it's a real word.
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