Housekeeping issues

Discussion in 'English Only' started by EnglishBug, May 14, 2010.

  1. EnglishBug Senior Member

    Chinese
    Last week I attended a conference. Before it started, the organizer said something like "Before the meeting starts, I'd like to address some housekeeping issues." I don't remember what she said verbatim, but I am sure that she was telling us where the bathrooms were, when we would have a break, etc. I am wondering what is the correct way to say what she said, since I don't remember the sentence exactly. Thanks.
     
  2. IParleFrench Senior Member

    Chicago
    English - USA
    The way you've typed it is perfectly fine. Housekeeping issues can be thought of as items outside of the central focus of the goings-on (often administrative or personal issues) that still need to be covered.
     
  3. suzi br

    suzi br Senior Member

    Cheshire
    English / England
    I've heard that phrase used at many meetings, exactly as you typed it here.
     
  4. EnglishBug Senior Member

    Chinese
    Thanks, guys.
     

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