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  1. Man, thank you for airing one of my pet peeves. When I first came to the US and heard this usage, I found it funny and ridiculous – on a par with “irregardless” and “I could care less”.

    Imagine my surprise when I checked with an [American] English instructor about “momentarily” and she told me that using it in the sense of “in a moment” is legitimate.

    I suppose this is how most of the American version of English was built up. By people who didn’t know better. After enough people use a phrase, it becomes a different usage.

    Maybe there is still hope for the Indian “I request your kind attention, please”

    BPSK

    Comment by BPuriSKabab — September 22, 2007 @ 2:27 am | Reply

  2. BPSK:

    I should really take this comment out of here and put it where it belongs …

    Comment by porcupyn — September 25, 2007 @ 8:51 am | Reply


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