FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Wed Jun 11 15:07:34 UTC 2003

Where was this explorer from?  was he an Aussie or a Brit who was exploring OZ?

>>> sussex at UQ.EDU.AU 06/11/03 06:00AM >>>
Does anyone know when the characteristically American sense of
"momentarily" as "in a moment" first appeared? OED has a citation in
1869. One of the listeners to my weekly radio broadcasts on language
has found a citation from 1829 in an Australian explorer's journal.
The "in a moment" sense has only recently become established in this
country, parallel to the older British "for a moment".

Roly Sussex


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