post # 122 — June 30, 2006 — a General post
This, via my brother-in-law, Tony Sacker.
Apparently, he heard a dinner speaker point out that Americans and Brits use the word “momentarily” to mean different things.
In Britain, it means “for a moment.” In the US, it means “in a moment.”
This led to some moments of fear for some Brits when an American airline pilot announced “We will be taking off momentarily.”