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comment “For the time being” vs. “for now”
Well that downvote is just gratuitous.
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comment What do you call a person who collects recipes, ingredients or other cooking related materials?
Maybe a cup-boarder, sounding like hoarder? Or just straight up cup-hoarder?
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comment When should I say “thee”?
Or when you're asking permission to bump the other rappers in the top 10.
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comment “For the time being” vs. “for now”
Then were the times that try men's souls. And stupid and ignorant do seem to be going that way.
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comment “For the time being” vs. “for now”
No, I see that they may have not been interchangeable in the past but have closed on each other and since 1920 may be interchangeable. I am just looking at the distance between the lines.
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comment “For the time being” vs. “for now”
My logic - if 2 words appearence in the corpus track closely (e.g. ship vs. boat, compared to ship vs. canoe), I posit it's an indication that they seemed similar to the English speakers of that time. Correlation does not imply causation, but a clear relationship implies the words are linked somehow. I don't see that in the graph of the two phrases from the OP.
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comment “For the time being” vs. “for now”
However, followup to Em1 - if I apply my logic to my original answer, the recent merge and crossing of the "for now"/"For the time being" lines implies that perhaps the phrases are interchangeable, whether "for now" or "for the time being".
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comment “For the time being” vs. “for now”
Because of the spread of the lines - almost 1 order of magnitude at peak. To me this indicates that writers of these eras did not substitute these phrases freely. Compare route vs. path: books.google.com/ngrams/…
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answered “For the time being” vs. “for now”
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answered Are meals classified by time slot or sequence?
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comment Is there a single word for 'scaring a person for sake of fun'?
The threshold for a practical joke seems higher than what's described here. Leading the person out into the woods after the movie under false pretenses and then scaring them would be more of a practical joke, to me.
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answered Is there a single word for 'scaring a person for sake of fun'?
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answered What's the difference between Media and Press
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answered “Ability” vs. “faculty”
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answered “Extremely appreciate”: grammatically correct?