(1). Yikes – it means somebody is constipated. And what’s wrong with “affect” for “impact”?
“You know, Tim, I’m just not sure the project you’ve been working on all year has been impactful to the company in the way you thought it would be. You probably should’ve focused on your actual work instead…”
(1). Because saying “schedule” isn’t sexy enough to bring all the boys to the yard.
“Alright Megan, how about we calendarize that pow wow for next month in Washington. What? We can’t say pow wow anymore? We can’t call them the Redskins anymore? Hmm, ok so let’s calendarize that meeting for next month in Washington. What? Ok ok, I’ll stop saying calendarize. Let’s schedule that meeting next month in Washington.”