Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 08:25:14 -0700
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: Cross-post: on n X short of a Y
I'm not sure, but I believe one can say "Furl that flag" (meaning "Secure
that flag"), and that "advertently" is certainly a word meaning
"heedfully", not the exactly the antithesis of "accidentally", but close.
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu
On Wed, 3 May 1995, David Muschell wrote:
Up here in Vermont, we could say one log short of a cord of wood. Or how
about one cow short of a herd?(BTW, if the plural of goose is geese, why is-
n't the plural of moose meese?)Jeezum crow!
Why don't we say:
"You look very sheveled today (neat, well-groomed)"
"You look kempt (same)"
"I am very appointed in you (feeling good about)"
"I am feeling gruntled (happy)"
"Furl that flag (fold it)!"
"I am traveling cognito (identifying myself to everyone)"
"His toward behavior was flattering to her (favorable)"
"She advertently demanded a raise (purposefully)"
"They planned their trip very petuously (same)"
"She eptly walked through the crowd (gracefully)"
"Yes, you may speak to him. He is capacitated (alert, aware)"
"We waited a terminable time for his arrival (not that long)"
"I have many givings about this situation (good feelings)"
"The teacher enjoyed her ruly class (orderly)"
(with promptu help from Jack Winter)