Why do people use the phrase going forward</a> when talking about the future? Although it sometimes carries legitimate meaning, the expression is often just a pleonastic bit of business jargon that ends up on plenty of lists of people’s pet peeves. This is part of a complete episode.

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  1. torpeau says:

    If you watch CNBC very much, you will hear “going forward” over and over again — by guests, by hosts, in scripts, etc. Some people insert in their every spoken paragraph. The word “future” is never heard. I have even e-mailed CNBC to ask why they have outlawed the word “future.”

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