End of ADS-L Digest - 16 Sep 1995 to 17 Sep 1995 ************************************************ There are 27 messages totalling 434 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. reasonably bizarre anymore! (5) 2. Mondegreens (2) 3. Pullet Surprises (3) 4. no mishaps (4) 5. Not to be prescriptive, but... 6. Consonant Cluster Reduction 7. Consonant Cluster Reduction/Busleft 8. A coinage worth keeping 9. Usage: "any more" (fwd) (3) 10. The Quayling of American Usage? (2) 11. Mondegreens (Pulitzer) 12. Inaugurations: Ohio, Staten Island, Grand Rapids 13. Going postal (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 18 Sep 1995 00:04:05 -0700 From: Anton Sherwood Subject: reasonably bizarre anymore! Possibly analogous to the positive use of "anymore": any comment on this use of "reasonably"? (seen on stumpers-l) > the show has never been on Masterpiece Theatre. It was called Nice Town > and was a British show dealing with race in a reasonably bizarre manner. > It was difficult to make out whether the show was a surreal commedy, a > black comedy, or a serious narrative dealing with modern issues in the > UK. The show was enjoyable although passing strange. "reasonably bizarre" is a phrase I never expected to see used in a sentence. Is "reasonably" used here as a synonym for "considerably"? Or does it mean "not too bizarre"? -- > But what happens to the glide in the first syllable of "Pulitzer"? What glide? *\\* Anton Ubi scriptum?