[Ads-l] perfect = information acknowledgment

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 13 18:10:45 UTC 2020

I dislike this quite a bit, but I hear it in all sorts of situations where I’m giving a person, who is working, information.

Made-up examples:
A: What would you like?
B: A latte.
A: Perfect.

C: What day would you be available to come in?
D: Monday.
C: Perfect. And what time?
D: Two.
C: Perfect. We’ll see you then.

At one time, perhaps this really meant “Hey, that works perfectly,” but I do not understand it that way now.

I don’t see this in the OED, Merriam-Webster or Wiktionary. 

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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