Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Out of "Time"

My plan was to reserve this post for prime time, when my reading audience would be at its largest, but I couldn’t wait. As such, it’s relegated to the morning slot. Today’s post couldn’t come soon enough — it’s about time.

Allow me to spell out this prime-time crime, in which a vowel has been stolen, in two ways:

  1. Like Marty McFly, the protagonist of the greatest film in history (to this blogger, anyway), an i needs to get back in time.
  2. 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.

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