[Ads-l] "in spend"

Dennis During dcduring at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 2 23:35:13 EST 2019


For example, when done is talking about cash "out the door" in short-term
finance or in most personal finance, it doesn't matter whether the purpose
is investment or not. There must simply be enough cash to cover the spend.

On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 6:33 PM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not sure I can think of any circumstance where the distinction is not
> meaningful...certainly in the examples originally presented in was very
> meaningful.
>
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2019, 6:03 PM Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com wrote:
>
> > For many purposes the distinction wouldn't be worth making.
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 2, 2019, 14:02 Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > > Yes, but...using "spend" tries to make all expenditure the same, even
> > > though it isn't. Some is investment, implying a future return, and
> > > some is cost. For example, the first cite in the first e-mail refers
> > > to costs, but uses spend.
> > > DanG
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 1:53 PM Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > "Cost" raises the question whether a given expenditure is an
> investment
> > > or
> > > > a cost in an accounting sense.
> > > >
> > > > "Spend" is conveniently short for "spending" or "expenditure", which
> > are
> > > > neutral with respect to the potential issue of investment vs. cost.
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 11:51 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > 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:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 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.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Fred Shapiro
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ________________________________
> > > > > > From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on
> behalf
> > of
> > > > > Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU>
> > > > > > Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:03 AM
> > > > > > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > > > > > Subject: "in spend"
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "....representing more than $400 million in spend on brand,
> > > comparison,
> > > > > and metasearch sites...."
> > > > > > (from a fairly recent start-up)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Chapter 5 provides detailed information on transaction data and
> > > source
> > > > > systems that are used in spend analysis." GB 2008
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Almost all the reduction in Wales can be attributed to the
> > > reduction in
> > > > > spend by ITV." GB 2008
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "A reduction in spend on consulting of £870 million from £1.2
> > > billion to
> > > > > £04 billionn, or 71%." GB 2011
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Stephen
> > > > > >
> > > > > > PS Yes, good interview, Fred.
> > > > > >
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