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"-ly" and the continuing death throes of the English language

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Don't normally consider myself as very much of a grammar nazi, but this one's been bugging the shit out of me lately.

    Overheard in the past week:
    • Several references on TV/radio of someone "not taking things personal."
    • Football analyst crowing that an injured player needed to "get off the field quick."
    • Ripken Jr. on Dan Patrick show today, hyping "Teen Driving Safety Week" by noting that everyone "should drive responsible."


    WTF is happening to those quite necessary two letters "ly"? You do or do not take things personalLY. Dude must get off the field quickLY. Drive responsibLY.

    Jesus. Will the bastardization of the English language never end? Yes, I need to get a life, but I've just been noticing an increase of this annoying trend lately. Egads.
  2. Flash

    Flash Guest

    And just as annoying to me is when people hyphenate an -ly word.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    The thing I hate is when someone says "in regards to"

    Damnit, read the AP stylebook and you'd know these things.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    You heard me?
  6. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Definite, steakly.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    pho real?
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  11. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I love when people don't get it.

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