Going forward towards the front way in the future while progressing

Am I the only person who loathes the now ubiquitous expression, “going forward”?  I heard on NPR last week a reporter use the phrase, “…going forward in the future.”  Horrible as that is, I don’t believe it was a mistake on her part, but rather was recognition that “going forward” doesn’t even mean “in the future” anymore.  It means something like “like.”  So now a wretched phrase such as “What’s next for you, going forward?” is essentially the same as, “Like, what’s, like, next for you?”

Meanwhile, trying to work through The Magic Mountain.  I confess it’s slow going.  I think I’ll sneak a break, mid-novel, and read more Dostoyevsky.  Or PKD.

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