“We need to have a conversation

“Paul is going to have a conversation with Peter on that issue later today”

“There will be conversations between the parties”

“There have been conversations between Kevin and I on the matter”

Doesn’t anyone have meetings anymore? What about discussions? There is plenty of conversations going around these days but not so much meetings or discussions anymore. This trend has crept all the way up to The Lodge. Julia Gillard no longer has meetings with the government of East Timor. She has conversations. Will she start a conversation with Marcus the president of Nauru? No – not meetings or discussions. A conversation.

Any comments Dilbert?