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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

English ~ Temporally or Temporarily?

Date: Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 1:38 PM
Subject: English ~ Temporally or Temporarily?

I always have a problem with these 2 words, Temporally or Temporarily.

Sentence 1 → I have 2 appointments; they were arranged temporally.
Sentence 2 → I have 2 appointments; they were arranged temporarily.

Both are correct, but they have different meanings.

Sentence 1
→ 'temporally' means 'not-simultaneous
→ or 'at different times'... 
→ or the 2 appointments are 'temporal'.

Sentence 2
→ 'temporarily' means 'not-permanent
→ or 'subjected to changes'... 
→ or the 2 appointments are 'temporary'.
by Google Search
adjective: temporal
  1. 1.
    relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.
    "the Church did not imitate the secular rulers who thought only of temporal gain"
  2. 2.
    relating to time.
    "the spatial and temporal dimensions of human interference in complex ecosystems"
    synonyms:of time, time-related
    "spatial and temporal boundaries"
      relating to or denoting time or tense.
Middle English: from Old French temporel or Latin temporalis, from tempustempor-‘time’.
by http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/temporally.html

In a certain order, with regards to time. 
The term describes how things are related to each other in terms of time. 

"I thought the two events that I wanted to attend were at the same time, 
but I later found out they were temporally arranged, 
which meant that I could attend one and then the other without missing anything."
by Google Search
adjective: temporary
  1. 1.
    lasting for only a limited period of time; not permanent.
    "a temporary job"
noun: temporary; plural noun: temporaries
  1. 1.
    a person employed on a temporary basis, typically an office worker who finds employment through an agency.
    "to gain flexibility, companies are bringing in temporaries or contracting out work"
mid 16th century: from Latin temporarius, from tempustempor- ‘time’.
by Google Search
adverb: temporarily
  1. for a limited period of time; not permanently.
    "symptoms may disappear temporarily"
    synonyms:for the time being, for the moment, for now, for the present, in the interim,for the nonce, in/for the meantime, in the meanwhile;
    for a short time, for a short/little while, brieflymomentarilyfleetingly;
    pro tempore, ad interim
    en attendant

O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe

I have a friend with this surname, O'Brien, minus the 's' at the end. If the O'Brien family owns this cafe, they could include the 's' as in -- The O'Briens. As I passed by... I thought the name looked familiar. I was at Tan Tock Seng Hospital this morning for a physio appointment when I passed by this cafe which was in the vicinity. 

Here are the thoughts that ran through my mind, hmm... 

... maybe... my friend's family is in the Gourmet Coffee business and owns this {O'briens} Cafe, 

... maybe.. that's why he studied Food Science to see if he can improve the coffee and take the family business further, 

... maybe... he and his wife can get a free meal if he identifies himself with his ID... maybe... just maybe.

This cafe made me think of him.

O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe
at Tan Tock Seng Hospital,
near Clinic B1A-Orthopedic,
Basement 1

date picture taken:
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:44 AM