On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 09:25:06PM +0000, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
> > > i asked native english speaker,
> > > apparently, taking awhile is always 'sarcastic', and never short.  
> > 
> > Not according to dictionaries[1][2][4]. I've never thought "awhile" as
> > a sarcastic usage.
> Well I've never seen awhile written without a space so you can take
> this with a pinch of salt but I've heard
> "I'm gonna be a while so I'll have to give it a miss" and I've never
> heard it rather than something like "I won't be long" even if in
> reality that always means they will be ages ;-).

This seems like a disturbing trend to me.
are we going to turn www into a dumbed-down international english slang ? ...

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