We need to table this decision!


Learning English Matters

 

On a conference call last week, someone said, “Let’s table the meeting” because someone that was important for the meeting hadn’t shown up . The attendees were Italian and American.
The chair was not sure if we could have the meeting without that person so we  considered postponing the meeting.

 

What I discovered in the meantime is that the meanings for Americans and Brits seem to be different.

 

US meaning -agreement to postpone any or any further discussion of that issue;

UK meaning – to put it to vote, or briefly express your opinion after which a decision will be made.

LEM…xo!

 

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