There was a time "where": common misuse or acceptable?

stock1992

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Japanese
Hi, everyone.

I occasionally see or hear someone using phrases like "There was a time where" instead of "There was a time when."
For example, "There was a time where I was seriously thinking about quitting my job. But I think I can no longer afford that thought."
From what I've learned, I think that "when" is the correct one to use.

So my question is whether using "where" in place of "when" after a phrase, "a time" is considered to be a misuse or acceptable.

Thanks in advance,
stock1992
 
  • perpend

    Banned
    American English
    I would consider it incorrect, but people say it in speech (some may write in in blogs).
     
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