August 22, 2007

Gratuitous Commuter Pedantry

Message to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority re metro train announcements: "momentarily" means for a moment, not in a moment. If you wish passengers to understand that the doors will close in a moment, why not simply have your drivers say, "The doors will close in a moment."

That is all.

Posted by Robert at August 22, 2007 08:16 AM | TrackBack