This is a simple and short post about a usage trend that I have been noticing lately. It is becoming quite common, at least in sports reporting.
It is the use of the present tense when talking or writing about something that may occur in the future.
Yesterday, I came across this headline; I think it was for a video clip, but it might have been for a short article.
"Is [Insert Name] the coach next year?"
Not will he be the coach next year or will he still be the coach next year but Is He the coach next year.
Trends like this are easy to pick up, but I fervently hope that I can resist adopting this one.
Please put me out of my misery if I succumb.