Can I just say (for the record)
October 6, 2008
that ‘revert’ does not mean “come back to you at a later date with the answer”.
It means “return to a previous state, practice, topic”.
For example (and this is taken from the Oxford Dictionary of English, second edition, revised):
“He reverted to his native tongue”.
Can we immediately stamp out the vile practice before I’m forced to beat someone to death with the above mentioned dictionary.