“Please revert back to me”
If I could get paid a Dollar for pointing out the ‘revert back’ mistake each time, I would be lounging in the balcony of my beach house in Malibu and writing this post. Unfortunately, this post is coming to you all the way from a rented house in Bangalore.
How many times have you said or written, ‘Please revert back to me on this’? In case you don’t want to hurt your ego, I’ll frame the question in a manner that would please you. How many times have you heard or read, ‘Please revert back to me on this’? Sounds better? It isn’t!
The “Happy Good Friday” Mistake
You might want to deny it but deep within you, there’s a voice that’s trying to break free and tell you the truth. If you are a non-Christian from a non-English speaking country, you, for sure, would have wished someone a ‘Happy Good Friday’ at least once during your existence on this planet. If you have not, you might have come very close to doing so. If you are still in denial, it means that you looked up the story behind Good Friday and chose to keep your thoughts to yourself.
“2nd of all”
The iterations that people go through, when explaining their points of view, are amazing. They would dig out every possible word or an aberration of it, to drive their point home. The most common of them all is the iteration that goes like ’1st of all, blah; 2nd of all blah blah; 3rd of all…’ get the point, right?
“Let us go marketing!”
Even in your wildest, intellectually challenging and literally debilitating dreams you would not have guessed what the statement ‘let’s go marketing’ means. It, for sure, does not refer to an act of going out in the field and marketing a product. It is related to sales but the speaker is not interested in selling anything. What, you might ask, is the speaker intending to say? Please be ready to pull your hair, whatever is left on the head, out!