How do these phrases originate? Who is the twit that thought of this one?
I am sure all my UK visitors will have heard this frequently......ie., 'moving forward we envisage a massive increase in sales', why not simply, 'we envisage a massive increase in sales!'
As you all consider and assimilate this, bear in mind that there is also an alternative now in common use and that is, 'going forward', not to be confused with the above mentioned form, but equally as pointless!
Both are used extensively now, in various contexts, and they are, for the most part, totally unnecessary.
The media have to be held solely responsible I suppose, as it needs just one berk to use it on the telly and the whole illiterarti are using the phrase to supposedly enrich their conversation and reporting.
When will it be included in the Oxford English Dictionary and indeed what will the definition of the phrase be when that great day arrives,....'Opposite of moving or going backwards' I suppose!?
These are the sort of issues that trouble Morganistas as they sit miserably indoors, racing raindrops down the windows, as the heavens open once again on this great country of ours!