Allow me to spell out this prime-time crime, in which a vowel has been stolen, in two ways:
- Like Marty McFly, the protagonist of the greatest film in history (to this blogger, anyway), an i needs to get back in time.
- A hyphenated word had an i in its prime, but the second i washed away — in time.
Now do you see why I’m giving this newspaper a hard time? Today’s error is one I’d deem over-the-hill, for it comes past its prime. There is a time and a place for everything. The time for i is now. The place for i is time.