‘Interim’ is a 3-syllable word meaning interval
Okay, I have to say this now before I explode. Jon Stewart just said “in-term” when he meant “interim.” Why do so many people on TV get that wrong!? I’m distressed that my beloved Jon Stewart is one of the unfortunate misinformed.
“Interim” is a 3-syllable word meaning the interval of time between two events. “In-term” is not the same thing; in fact, I’m not sure it’s anything at all. I’ll bet I hear this error at least once a day. I’m convinced those people mean “interim” but first misheard it as “in-term” and have perpetuated the mistake because they never read and see it in print.
It’s in-ter-im, not in-term. Learn the diff. Save me from an ulcer.