Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 13:38:40 MST
From: Tom Uharriet UTOM[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ADMN.712.NEBO.EDU
Subject: Re: Knarly?
"Gnarly" comes from "gnarled," which, according to Webster's Third, means
"warped or twisted with or as if with gnarls." While "gnarly" may be used
in popular speech to mean both "disgusting" and "cool" (I think), there is
certainly a standard spelling for it.
With the new usage, I had forgotten the old!