Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adverbs again

I've decided that contrary to everything you hear in writing classes, adverbs are our friends because they make me laugh. Like yesterday I had an e-mail from my funny friend Jamie, with a subject title that said "at last I can use the word HANDSOMELY in an e-mail." Or something to that effect. Anyhoo, Jamie! It made me laugh.

So today I decided to used an adverb in an e-mail and here's the one I chose: HALF-ASSEDLY. Which is how I run my life.

Feel free to list your favorite adverbs. In a sentence even!


radagast said...

"Oh no! I've a flat tire and no replacement," he said, unsparingly.

"I think it's too late for CPR," said the fireman, breathlessly.

"That liposuction really worked!" she said, half-assedly.

Jim said...
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Jim said...

Since I saw The King's Speech, I have tried to use "bugger, buggerdy, buggerer, buggerdy" as an adverb as much as possible.

CSIowa said...

WAXILY is my favorite adverb today. It got me 184 points in Wordscraper.

LucindaF said...

You bunch of potty mouths!

"My stomach is upset." she said half-acidly.

Louise Plummer said...

When I was a child, I loved "laconically," but I had never heard the word spoken. I thought it was pronounced,