"Going forward"

beneficii   Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:27 am GMT
This phrase, in the sense of "from now on," is one of the most annoying-sounding I have come across, and I hear it most often in business. Ever since getting into a more managerial position in my job, I've heard this phrase a lot more often in example sentences like:

"Going forward, don't do x thing."

"Going forward, I will be getting a bite to eat every minute."

etc etc

It's really quite irritating.
Guest   Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:43 am GMT
Really? I've never heard of it before. I would be annoyed too.
Lazar   Tue Jul 17, 2007 4:56 am GMT
Like Guest, I'm not familiar with that expression.
Guest   Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:35 am GMT
<It's really quite irritating. >

Could you post a few real examples? I can't find it being used that way anywhere.
beneficii   Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:59 pm GMT
Sausage.   Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:06 pm GMT
I agree. I hate the expression.

I say "henceforth" or "thenceforth" or "from now on".
Skippy   Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:46 pm GMT
Is this similar to "moving on?"

My first impression is that it is "moving on" except in a progressive manner.
beneficii   Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:50 pm GMT
Maybe, but I'm not sure what is meant by "progressive manner."
Skippy   Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:54 am GMT
It means that things are getting better.
beneficii   Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:40 am GMT

"Moving on up! (Moving on up!) To the east side!"

Or, when made fun of on _That's My Bush!_:

"Moving on down! (Moving on down!) To the west side!"

Or something like that. LOL.