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  • it's an orthographic change, when forming an adverb from an adjective ending in -y (usually):
    dainty -> daintily
    gay -> gaily

    doesn't always work - silly

    July 22, 2008

  • Oh, thank you, Yarb. Ily now has a good home. It will be safe, pampered, and generally well taken care of :)

    July 22, 2008

  • This is a charming little orphan, Mia. Congratulations on your adoption.

    July 21, 2008

  • No, Mia wanted to say I love you to her list. Srsly.

    July 21, 2008

  • Click 'random word' a few times and it probably won't be long until you find an orphan. Some people *looks around* have been known to deliberately create orphans.

    July 21, 2008

  • How does one come across orphaned non-words? Presumably Mia typoed a word search.

    July 21, 2008

  • Not necessarily. As you know all entries (okay, almost all) appear on Wordie in lower case. So ily could stand for ily or ILY. Actually ILY is the airport code for Glenegedale Airport on the island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

    Exactly why Wordies had abandoned a charming regional airport where Prince Charles once crash-landed an Air Force jet, one may never know.

    July 21, 2008

  • Hm, could be. But the person who first used this word on Wordie should have realized that it's a word in its own right, and kept it *g*

    July 21, 2008

  • Maybe a typo of lily?

    July 21, 2008

  • This word was orphaned, so I adopted it.

    Presumably, it is an acronym of I love you. How come nobody wanted it?

    July 21, 2008