Let’s Have A Discusssion Around Around

Here’s the latest in a long series of peeved posts on the way that people in technology
talk wrong, probably because they don’t get out enough. I’ve actually noticed this one for a few years now, but it’s just now starting to drive me completely insane: saying "around" when you mean "about". As in, "On Monday we had a discussion around a few outstanding topics." When you say this, do you mean you didn’t actually discuss the topics, you just sort of flirted with them and then moved on to something else?