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I received the school newsletter today in which parents were requested to, 'diarise the following'. Is this correct? I haven't heard it before and it looks and sounds strange.
Ugh, that's horrible! Presumably some twit has picked it up somewhere and thinks it sounds efficient and/or impressive. I'm surprised it's not 'diarize' though .
I hear it all the time in an office environment.In use since 1846 according to etymonline. 'Diarize' would be the correct spelling taking into account the Greek root, but -ize and -ise are both acceptable.
Oh well, I'll just have to grin and bear it. Still don't like it .
Hate, hate random verbalisation of words. Diarise, FFS!Another pet peeve is impact. "Is this impacting you?" No. Just don't use impacting, impacted etc, unless you are talking about a wisdom tooth.Affecting, affected, much better. Or "have an impact on."
OED takes it back to 1827, Briish source, in the sense of keeping a diary. I first heard it, c1987, from a rather officious boss seeking a meeting. 'We must diarize, Phlo'. (Yuk, must we?)Not the prettiest word.
Totally normal in my office, and we abhor Americanisms. Lawyers diarise deadlines all the time.
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