Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 08:25:14 -0700 From: Allen Maberry 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. Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 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)" > > ??????? > > David Muschell > Georgia College > (with promptu help from Jack Winter) >