“I’m going to push back on that a little.”
A phrase that seems to unfortunately be gaining in popularity, most often used by wishy-washy, namby-pamby cowards who are either:
- Afraid of offending the speaker.
- Afraid of taking the opposing position in the event that the speaker verbally obliterates that position.
- Incapable of an original idea of their own..
“I’m going to push back on that” allows a person to disagree without taking an actual stand.
“I’m going to push back on that” allows a person to question to opinions and ideas without have an opinion or idea of their own.
“I’m going to push back on that a little” is the passive-aggressive way of saying, “I disagree with you” or “You’re wrong” or “I think you’re full of hooey!”
So let’s just stop using that ridiculous phrase. Okay?
Take a stand, damn it. Express an actual opinion. Defend a position. Choose your hill and die upon it if necessary.
Be anything but a passive-aggressive wimp.