Verily. I would be surly if I disputed it.
And what about willy-nilly and shilly-shally? Huh? What about them?
Sounds like Carlin’s comparison between pricking your finger…
No such thing as Dallying dilly
I began to learn speaking English about 50 years ago. Seeing how much it changed in that time I wonder why it didn’t change that much from Dickens time of writing until then.
And I wonder: Will I be able to understand English in another 50 years from now, given I live that long?
Ask again in July.
She should have him do a report on it.
“Probably” an adverb, Caulfield.
And that should be “Dilly dallying or dally dillying.”
Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Somehow, after getting thru dilly and dally, all that popped into my head was diddling. But I’m sure Bo Diddly had that covered.
If one got graded for wasting time, Caulfield would be a straight A student.
Dallying dilly, as opposed to dallying sagey, or tarragony?
Okay, I give up. There aren’t many nouns that end in ly.
And look, Mrs. O is right. Kid even made me waste my time
Is he being sent to the principals office every time we see him in the hall with Frazz? Usually after asking a smart alec question?
“Lolly, Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here!”
Lolly, Lolly, Lolly …
July 31, 2013