Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since 2008.

Saturday, 11 June 2022

"Going forward",

a particularly egregious and woolly phrase of politspeak –
meaning, it seems, 
From now on or From then on, or In the future –

has long since made it into Serious Literature :

'After Saeed was born, the frequency with which his parents had sex
had dipped notably, and it continued to decline
going forward.'

– Mohsin Hamid, Exit West, 2017.


From the same book I read with horror
that malnourished and underfed people all over the world
are watching cookery programmes on smartphones.

Going forward.



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