Tuesday, May 20, 2014

“Quick chat” = 48 minutes

McSweeny’s Internet Tendency  (salty language warning) has published a list of expressions people in the corporate world use to express units of time. Some of these will probably resonate with teachers...
  • “Just a sec” = 5 minutes
  • “Just a minute” = 10 minutes
  • “Pick your brain” = 17 minutes or, in rare cases, 90 seconds
  • “Quick chat” = 48 minutes
  • “No more than five minutes” = 1 hour
  • “Let’s revisit this later” = never shall we speak of this again
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