Monday, November 06, 2006
The perfect wording
You ask a question about a change that's recently been made above your pay grade. The answer comes back: "We need to discuss that issue." Does that mean that we need to discuss that issue (so you can tell me the answer), or that you need to discuss that issue (so that someone knows what the answer is)? I don't know the disambiguating, yet politically correct, question for this.