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#1113 - 04/04/00 12:20 AM Momentarily
Does anyone besides me hate to hear "momentarily" used in the sense of 'in a moment', instead of its original meaning:
'for a moment'. Especially on the radio, you hear such statements as, "We will have the weather forecast for you momentarily"....which of course REALLY means that it will be there for you only for a split second.
#1114 - 04/04/00 05:15 PM Re: Momentarily
Yes. Is it a recent thing, I don't think it's crossed the pond yet but I've noticed it being used increasingly in US television.
I have similar feelings about the word "Enjoy" with nothing on the end. I want to say "Enjoy what?". Is it replacing "Have a nice day"?
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