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jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: July 1st, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Supposedly the word has been used this way since the 1920s. Sometimes I feel that the difference between accepted and deprecated useage usage is simply a matter of time, in which case this use of "momentarily" has got more history on its side than I would have expected. While I'm not sure if there is such a thing as absolute correctness in grammar, I would tend to agree with what I perceive to be your point that use of the word "momentarily" in this way, when the word "imminently" would work perfectly well, is - at best - exceedingly, irritatingly ugly.

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i_ludicrous From: i_ludicrous Date: July 1st, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes I feel that the difference between accepted and deprecated usage is simply a matter of time

Certainly in this case.
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