Turning the "Table"
Ok, blogdai has to get this off the brain once and for all. I don't know how long, politicians, pundits and media people have been using the political term to "table" in the exact opposite meaning from which the term was derived. Stop it already. It makes us all look like third-world goons. Just this week Mercantile published:
The government has tabled a motion in the parliament seeking amendment in the interim constitution to incorporate a new timeline for constituent assembly polls.
Look, by definition, to "table" a motion means to cease discussion and end further debate on an issue.
In Nepal, we seem to think it means something like dropping an idea on the table like a plate of dhal bhat so that we can adopt it.
If you want to be treated like a legitimate media or political entity in a democracy, get your terms right.
Well, that was a relief to finally get all my cards on the table. I hearby table this discussion.