[Ads-l] "in spend"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 2 11:50:57 EST 2019


Is it an attempt to avoid the word "cost"?
DanG

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 10:01 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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> I have nothing against neologisms, in fact I like them, but I hate business-y buzzwords like this use of "spend," which is common in the bureaucratic circles I travel in.
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> Fred Shapiro
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> "....representing more than $400 million in spend on brand, comparison, and metasearch sites...."
> (from a fairly recent start-up)
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> "Chapter 5 provides detailed information on transaction data and source systems that are used in spend analysis." GB 2008
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> "Almost all the reduction in Wales can be attributed to the reduction in spend by ITV." GB 2008
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> "A reduction in spend on consulting of £870 million from £1.2 billion to £04 billionn, or 71%." GB 2011
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> Stephen
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> PS Yes, good interview, Fred.
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