WATCH: What is “ish”?

WATCH ABOVE: Squire Barnes is pushing the boundaries of time. We explore what actually is an “ish.”

Telling a person you’ll be somewhere “by 12” means something. But telling people you’ll be somewhere “by 12ish” means something different – though specifically what is up for debate.

When Squire Barnes asked SFU students for a definition, their answers varied widely. In many ways, that’s to be expected with a term that allows for flexibility.

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