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What's the Ask?

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Re: What's the Ask?

Postby Rob Lister » Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:56 pm

Interesting.

I touched previously on “What is the ask?” As an alternative to “What are they asking?” or “What are we being asked to do?” this can seem crisp. It takes an aerial view of an issue. But it calculatedly omits reference to the people doing the asking, as a way of keeping their authority and power out of the question.


I don't think it is calculated to that end. I see it as a shortcut. An insider's vogue colloquialism at worst.

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Re: What's the Ask?

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:28 pm

What was the question? :befuddled:
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Re: What's the Ask?

Postby fromthehills » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:52 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Interesting.

I touched previously on “What is the ask?” As an alternative to “What are they asking?” or “What are we being asked to do?” this can seem crisp. It takes an aerial view of an issue. But it calculatedly omits reference to the people doing the asking, as a way of keeping their authority and power out of the question.


I don't think it is calculated to that end. I see it as a shortcut. An insider's vogue colloquialism at worst.


I agree. I've never heard the phrase before, but I would find it annoying if it starts popping up in common speech. But, I'm still pissed about "impact", and people that say "realaty" and "realater". Along with many other things that no sane person worries about. So, I get what the guy is saying, but I'm sure the people that use this type of jargon just think they are being urbane, and concise. I doubt there is anymore to read into it.

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Re: What's the Ask?

Postby fromthehills » Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:53 pm

Gord wrote:What was the question? :befuddled:


Who's on first?

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Re: What's the Ask?

Postby Gord » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:07 pm

fromthehills wrote:
Gord wrote:What was the question? :befuddled:

Who's on first?

Yes, I think so.
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
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