Official continuation order from the City Council Office:
"The Special City Council meeting this evening at 8:00 p.m. has been CONTINUED to Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the request of both parties. tcy"
Usually when you continue something, it implies that something has already happened. Right?
Wrong? Even Merriam-Webster agrees that this is a perfectly legit way of communicating a postponment of a meeting.
continue: (transitive verb) to postpone (a legal proceeding) by a continuance
City Council is run by a lawyer so it all makes sense. The hearing on Fortucci's continued employ in the City Of Lynn was "continued" to next Tuesday.
They made sure to note in the update that both parties had requested this...ummm....continuation.
So, we will continue next week to start a hearing for the first time as continued from the last time which did not occur onTuesday, February 1st but will continue on Tuesday, February 8th in continuation of what was to be continued.
I hope that's clear.
If not, here it is in Lynn's English. There's a freaking Snow Storm and the meeting has been rescheduled to next Tuesday. (Doesn't sound as cool... I should become a lawyer)