The new "Prepone"Kindly revert back to me
If the above statement didn't cause some angry neurons to pop, then you need to read this post. For the abuse (even if unintentional) of the word "revert" to mean "reply" is becoming endemic.
"Revert", as any self-respecting dictionary will tell you (or try a bouquet of dictionaries), primarily means "to return to a former habit, practice, belief, condition etc.". No secondary or tertiary meaning indicates its use as "reply". So when you ask me to revert back to you, then me being (a) the escaped soul from your body, or (b) your Siamese twin whose snipped the connections or, (c) your slave-purchased-for-four-annas will make more sense than me writing you that response. You might as well use words like "rebound" or "retribute" instead.
The fact that this meme seems to possess a toxic potency only indicates that we often learn heavily from each other - we pick up words, gestures and ideas all the while. But many a time, we never question these acquisitions. Sometimes it's better to revert to an ignorant past. It can be argued that "prepone" filled a gap that presented itself, but do you think "revert" is a saviour of any sort? Kindly revert to me as soon as you can.
(And if you think this is merely an Indian phenomenon, then you would be mistaken. Look for a comment by "Neil" on this page.)