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Person A: For several days I am not able to open Internet Archive http://www.archive.org. Is the site closed now?

Person B: I use it every day and just checked, It's working time from here. (Source)Image

What is intention of B by saying "It's working time from here."?

  • If it was my friend, I would've said: Well, what do you guess? But you aren't my friend.......You're my pal. ;) Well, as a serious note, it seems not to be this. Though I guess more context should be there for one to make sure. – M.A.R. Mar 28 '15 at 18:52
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    Seems like it should be "It's working fine from here." Any possibility it was misunderstood? – user3169 Mar 28 '15 at 19:36
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    Looks more like a typo to me too. "It's English, Jim, but not as we know it." – Tetsujin Mar 28 '15 at 19:53
  • I have added the link of conversation. – user64617 Mar 28 '15 at 20:02
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    Typo, possibly "supported" by some auto-correct function, like "fime" ('n' is next to 'm' on a keyboard) -> "time" – Stephie Mar 28 '15 at 21:12
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It's a typographical error. Person B almost certainly meant to say:

It's working fine from here.

In this context, "from here" means "as seen from my computer". In other words, person B means that he just checked the Internet Archive, and it worked fine on person B's computer. So, either the problems that person A experienced were temporary and have stopped now, or those problems are due to something other than the Internet Archive being closed. Perhaps a router or other computer on the Internet, which normally would transmit information from the Internet Archive to Person A, is not working.

As Stephie pointed out, m and n are near each other on a typical keyboard (and f and t are near each other, too), so a typographical error seems likely. Autocorrect may have "corrected" fime to time instead of fine.

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