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The Disappearance of “very”

26 Aug

 

Is "really" the same as "very"…really?

 

It seems that nobody ever uses this word anymore; it has been replaced by "really." And we hear everybody peppering their language with "really"…really good, really big, really smart, really cold, really hungry, really really really….

 

The amazing thing about this disappearance of "very" is that it has several definitions — as an adverb and as an adjective. It's very useful. Or you might even say, really useful.

 

Why have we replaced it with "really" in our daily discourse?       

 

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1 Comment

Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

One Response to The Disappearance of “very”

  1. Arnie Hillmann

    August 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I seem to remember Ed Sullivan having a "Really good shew" tonight.

     

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