[Ads-l] "time out" (active verb)

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 27 20:57:28 UTC 2021

Might it not be worthwhile to write to those commentators, or their
stations ("Complaints" page, anybody?), and point out that to most viewers
this expression is opaque and possibly even misleading?

Mark A. Mandel

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021, 8:21 PM Charles C Doyle <cdoyle at uga.edu> wrote:

> In recent months I've noticed TV network news anchors (especially David
> Muir of ABC, but others as well) saying that such-and-such a correspondent
> would "time out" an occurrence, meaning "report on" or "tell about" it.  I
> wonder where that construction came from, how old it is.

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