Talk about stubbornness…
I’ve told the staff so many times that dateline is not deadline and there is only deadline to meet not dateline.
“But… all the partners in the firm is using dateline…”
“We changed it to deadline, the letter will be returned to us for amendment to dateline…”
Sigh… what’s the dictionary for then? If someone is wrong, you just follow blindly?
1: a line in a written document or a printed publication giving the date and place of composition or issue2usually date line : international date line
— dateline transitive verb
1: a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot
2 a: a date or time before which something must be done
b: the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication
— on deadline or under deadline
: with the requirement of meeting a deadline <working on deadline>