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ASAP! Not Immediately

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As we know, ASAP is an abbreviation for ‘As Soon As Possible’. In my opinion, a lot of us use it in context wrongly.

The word ‘Possible’ does not connote ‘immediately’ or ‘Fast Fast’ but instead connotes ‘convenience’. 

You sent me a text saying you needed a response ‘ASAP’, Do not expect that I send it immediately except it is possible for me at the time

READ: IF MURDER WAS LEGAL FOR A DAY

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What does ASAP mean to you?

For example; “Hi Doris, kindly send me the names of clients ASAP”

ASAP in context there means ‘As soon as it is possible for Doris’. It doesn’t mean Doris must get it done immediately…but if she is chanced why not.

If you need a favor done immediately then you should use an appropriate choice of word instead of ‘ASAP’. 

Well, this is just my opinion but you are welcome!

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Hmm how come this never really occurred to me before now. I’ve always felt ASAP = Immediately. Anyways I’ve never really been the person who drops everything I’m doing just to attend to another simply because ASAP is attached to it. Now I even have better reasons to take my time 😂😂

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Nigerians never fail to murder English. We just pick an English word and give it our own interpretation.

I’m still surprised that the majority of Nigerians, ladies in particular, think that double-date means to be unfaithful in a relationship. Why are we like this? The dictionary is always there to guide us but we invariably never use it.