locus classicus for fronted "anymore"

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat Aug 22 19:55:40 UTC 2009


In a message dated 8/22/09 3:25:35 PM, sagehen7470 at ATT.NET writes:


> As one of the mindlessly critical pedantsĀ  who still cringe at
> "hopefully" abuse, in spite of knowing that it is as legitimate a
> development as many other oddities in usage, I must say that Ex.(6)
> seems just as bad as Ex.(5) to me.
> 
But maybe only because I drew your attention to it and it is in written 
form, not spoken?

Footnote: One of those scholars who I have admired most in my life, Fred 
Cassidy, thought that this use of "Hopefully" was TERRIBLE, but he proposed 
"Hopeably" instead. I'm afraid that you both have lost this battle.

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