Thursday, August 25, 2005

Parse this: "as soon as possible" :: The Eclectic Econoclast
After tomorrow

In the Gulf you often hear "after tomorrow." I believe it is a direct translation from the Arabic equivalent of "we'll do that as soon as possible", that is, at some unspecified future time.

It's the promise that keeps on giving. If you ask the next day you may receive the promise. My colleague with an especially perceptive wit calls it the rolling promise.


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