In Ireland now means shortly. “I’ll do it now” means “I’ll do it in a minute.” Meanwhile I fight a completely unavailing battle to retain the original meaning of “presently” i.e. shortly. Stay with me here.
At dinner the other night Michael asked me about something on the internet. “I’ll show it to you now,” I said meaning once we were finished dinner.
“So,” said Michael, “you won’t use presently to mean now but you use now to mean presently.”
I feel a bit hoist by my own petard.
Still reading. I know now I could never do Air bnb
No really, you should. Margaret is a chilling exception to the general rule…