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    the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    the meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but ..."the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days" ... on what day is the meeting?
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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    Monday?
    What's the catch?

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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    I did not receive a memo about this change...heads will roll

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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    In Abstract: And Thought provoking. At least it made me stop and think.

    If time is conceived as a river, we either have the perspective of seeing ourselves as moving downstream toward the future; We are approaching the future (& rdquo;, called ego moving), or we have the perspective of the future as moving upstream toward us ;(The future is.)
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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fallen View Post
    In Abstract: And Thought provoking. At least it made me stop and think.

    If time is conceived as a river, we either have the perspective of seeing ourselves as moving downstream toward the future; We are approaching the future (& rdquo;, called ego moving), or we have the perspective of the future as moving upstream toward us ;(The future is.)
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    The undiscovered country from whose bourn
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    Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,

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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Shibblet View Post
    Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1
    That's what first came to mind, before I proceeded to go down the Rabbit Hole.

    the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it.
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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by Skaperen View Post
    the meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but ..."the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days" ... on what day is the meeting?
    This is a civilian construct. Military would not quantify the delay but instead specify the new time/date.

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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    Monday?
    What's the catch?
    Isn't Monday going backwards. Friday would be the forward two days. Time moves forward.
    Then I've always heard "its been moved up". Friday. If I hear "its been moved back", then its Monday.
    I've never heard of moved forward....but your right, what's the catch?

    ...I should just set back and watch, or move my chair forward and listen.
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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    I would interpret moving it forwards as making it earlier. From Wednesday to Monday (or to the preceding Friday if only counting weekdays).
    Equally, moving it backwards would be delaying it, making it later.

    Here in the UK, we talk of events that are scheduled in the future, and of bringing it forward (i.e closer to you, earlier) or pushing it back (away from you, further away in time). Often in hours, not days, such as bring a meeting forward from 3pm to 2pm.

    If you're not familiar with the usage, then it's not obvious what it means, especially if you omit the old and new times.

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    Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    I would interpret moving it forwards as making it earlier. From Wednesday to Monday (or to the preceding Friday if only counting weekdays).
    Equally, moving it backwards would be delaying it, making it later.

    Here in the UK, we talk of events that are scheduled in the future, and of bringing it forward (i.e closer to you, earlier) or pushing it back (away from you, further away in time). Often in hours, not days, such as bring a meeting forward from 3pm to 2pm.

    If you're not familiar with the usage, then it's not obvious what it means, especially if you omit the old and new times.
    I am interested in this usage,thank you.

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