Heard in Missouri: "but good!"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 21 14:29:28 UTC 2007

At 12/20/2007 10:45 AM, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>'Bad' don't modify 'good' in my sentence. 'Bad' is the adjectival
>complement of "hurt him" and "good" is the adverbial modifier of the
>VP + complements "hurt him bad." "Plumb good" (quantifier of adverb)
>don't sound so bad to me, not no different from 'really good."

And "he acted plumb crazy"?


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