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NO TIME ANYWHEN

From whence  did broadcast journalists get the phrase:”any time soon” as in “do not expect Donald Trump to start speaking English any time soon.”

The phrase is, in a way, meaningless or rather it is used to replace what used to be a single word – “soon.”

Surely, one of the basic  principles of speaking good English is brevity and to use 3 words to replace  1 is absolutely the opposite.

Could it be that  hacks think it is rather clever to use the phrase – like, it is cool, like you know what I mean.

Well, it aint.

 

 

 

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