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#1 2006-10-31 21:38:38

Registered: 2006-10-16
Posts: 2

Temporally > temporarily

I ran into a strange usage today in a sign on my workplace’s bathroom door: “Sorry, restroom is temporally out of service”. A quick google of “temporally out of service” actually returns a good number of legitimate results. I’ve never seen this usage before, though.

It makes a sort of sense, as something temporary can definitely be measured in the temporal dimension, and it sure hasn’t gone out of service in the spatial dimensions. Thoughts? I found no other mention of this on the forums or the database so I thought I would put it out there.



#2 2007-01-30 17:50:40

Cpt. Jack
Registered: 2007-01-26
Posts: 4

Re: Temporally > temporarily

I suppose it’s better than the alternative – “Sorry, restroom is eternally out of service”.



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