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
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!
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 😂😂
The flip side will be when the sender doesn’t know this…
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.
🤣🤣🤣 stop it! But English is not our mother tongue now 🤣🤣. You see the word ‘double date’ is an onamatopeia in this part of the world. At the mention of it, we automatically think ‘Cheating’ or ‘Infedelity’. I had know the meaning for a long time but using it in a Nigerian context is like a camel trying to pass through the eyes of a needle. It doesn’t pass because the person you might be conversing with at the time except they are intellectual has already registered in their brains a generic wrong meaning. There are some wrong usage… Read more »
Why do I feel like I have met you before doris🚶
😅😅😅 why do you say so?