Words of the Week – “ish” time

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As in, “Let’s meet around 3ish.”

“Ish” time emerged to protect people from feeling guilty about being late for an appointment, meeting or date. Normally, “ish” provides a cushion of 10 to 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time, but someone could use it as an excuse for up to half an hour.

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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