Okay, so, I know I haven’t posted anything in here for a while. In which ‘a while’ actually means ‘a gazillion years’, in which actually mean for a quite long period of time. But I’m not going to talk about it now. I don’t want to talk about it at all, actually. Because as you guys might have seen it, I only update this blog whenever I feel like it.
So, this time. I’m going to talk about exactly what I wrote on the title.
It’s about deadline. And dateline. And how so many people have mistaken them.
Okay. Maybe not that many of people. But I see this quite a lot and this just bugged me so much that I finally feel the urge to write this down.
Because I’m that kind of jerk, you see. I write this down on my blog instead of telling the people directly.
Let’s start with the definition. As many of you know, I’m not from language or literary major, so I put my trust in Google to define things for me.
Copied and pasted directly from my Google result of define: deadline.
- historicala line drawn around a prison beyond which prisoners were liable to be shot.
And then copied and pasted directly from my Google result of define: dateline.
1. a line at the head of a dispatch or special article in a newspaper showing the date and place of writing.
1. mark (a dispatch or article) with a dateline.
See the difference? Do I need to highlight it again?
Deadline: the latest time or date by which something should be completed.
Dateline: a line at the head of a dispatch or special article in a newspaper showing the date and place of writing.
That’s it? So deadline is actually the date on which if you pass it, you’ll die. Meanwhile, dateline, is something that is a line consisted of date. So when we want to use it to call a certain time when something has to be done, we use deadline, and when we want to mark a certain time of something, we use dateline.
Wait, that actually made me a bit confused.
Alright probably this Wikipedia article about dateline might help you better.