Thursday, March 22, 2012

Diarise

A friend sent us and others an advance warning of her birthday celebrations in September. She is so organised. She suggested we diarise the date of the celebration. Grrrr!!!! I am not one for office speak at all.

9 comments:

  1. Hello Andrew:
    Forward planning indeed!

    We wonder when the verb to diarise came into the language?

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  2. If you don't want to diarise the event perhaps you could adaptate yourself to modern English by making a signage about the celebration date for your fridge door?

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  3. September? Now that's just taking it a little too far.

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  4. JayLa, she always plans far ahead. We plan about a week or so ahead for social events. Let us all pretend 'that' word has never been heard and we will just ignore it.

    FruitCake, there is a long list of them and signage is included.

    Fen, no reason why can't organise so far ahead, but for us it makes little difference. I can either go or not go, work dependant. It is very unlikely we would have another invitation on the same day.

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  5. Ha Ha at FruitCake. Diarise is a silly word. Why do people invent silly words like this?

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  6. With so much advance notice I imagine she'll find time for you all to 'do' lunch in the interim. Anyway she should let the idea fly and see where it lands. Just a quick meet to touch base, of course.

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  7. River, sometimes new words are needed but this isn't one of them.

    Victor, she always keeps us in the loop.

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  8. Office speak is going feral :(

    Instead of talking about a disaster in my office, the memo talked about opportunities and challenges. Challenges??? Who are they trying to fool?

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  9. Yes Hels, the positive gloss words.

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