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    Question 'Coming to you from ...' vs 'Coming at you from ...'

    Hello,

    I am used to hearing 'We are coming to you from our studios in <City-name>'. But recently, I heard on a podcast - 'We are coming at you from <City-name>'

    'Coming at you' seems like it is used when something (such as a vehicle or a missile) is coming at you. :)

    Is 'coming at you' correct when used in a broadcast/podcast? Is it more of a BrE usage or an AmE usage?

    Thank you

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    Re: 'Coming to you from ...' vs 'Coming at you from ...'

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    Hello,

    I am used to hearing 'We are coming to you from our studios in <City-name>'. But recently, I heard on a podcast - 'We are coming at you from <City-name>'

    'Coming at you' seems like it is used when something (such as a vehicle or a missile) is coming at you. :)

    Is 'coming at you' correct when used in a broadcast/podcast? Is it more of a BrE usage or an AmE usage?

    Thank you
    Broadcasters, journalists and the media in general take a lot of liberties when it comes to the language. I recall hearing "at you" on occasion, but I would prefer "to you" as an AmE speaker. And I agree that "coming at you" sounds more physical than linguistic.

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    Re: 'Coming to you from ...' vs 'Coming at you from ...'

    Thank you, billmcd.

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