I've whinged previously about the word "around" colonising the pseudo-policy space, as in "we need to have some responses around that issue."
I work with some people who seem to use it every 5th word.
However today's effort by Ian Thorpe, announcing his insert verb here to competitive swimming, takes the cake. Unfortunately the clip is not verbatim, but Thorpe said he would focus "around" the 100m and 200m lengths.
By which I took him to mean 99m, 101m, 199m and 201m.
Only time will tell.
In the meantime, all good thoughts for our coastal - and indeed not coastal - neighbours to the north of Capricornia.