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  • adv. nearly; almost


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Re-analysis of like (to) (an adjective meaning "likely") as an adverb. (Forms like liked to and would have liked to are from re-analysis as a verb.)


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  • Well, maybe, but I like how skipvia propagates!

    Wait... that came out wrong...

    January 7, 2008

  • Hmm. methinks that skipvia is propagating a well-known (but demonstrably false) language myth.

    language myths

    January 6, 2008

  • A bit of evidence that many current Southernisms hark back to Elizabethan English:

    "Tho' ye subjoct be but a fart, yet will this tedious sink of learning pondrously phillosophize. Meantime did the foul and deadly stink pervade all places to that degree, yt never smelt I ye like, yet dare I not to leave ye presence, albeit I was like to suffocate."

    Mark Twain, 1601. See the list Firmament-Clogging Rottenness.

    January 6, 2008

  • That's it. This is a Conversation for the Ages. Thanks for making me snarf my water all over my cubicle.

    ...Talk about putting the punchline at the end of a sentence, Jeez Louise!

    October 30, 2007

  • In the South, translated roughly as "almost" or "could have," as in "When I saw that woman show up in church I like to shit a watermelon."

    October 30, 2007