Posted by Word Camel on January 27, 2005
In Reply to: Moments posted by Brian from Shawnee on January 27, 2005
: : I have been hanging out with some Brit friends who travel back and forth on a regular basis. I have noticed they are all making reference to "moments". "I thought we were going to have a moment there."
: : Is this taking off in the UK or is it an American thing?
: Somehow I can picture Judd Hirsch saying "I think we had a moment there" to his rotund and surly answering service operator in Taxi. That's U.S., late 1970's to early 1980's usage.
Thanks Brian. I'm pretty sure it does orignate in America, but I'm curious to see if it is being used currently in the UK. Several of the people from the UK I've met up with recently use it all the time. They use it for any and everything in a much looser way than I'm used to hearing. It doesn't look like anyone is particularly interested in commenting though... cest la vie.