has the use of "frankly" ever been discussed here?

Doug Harris cats22 at STNY.RR.COM
Sun Mar 8 19:00:50 UTC 2009

To tell you the truth, I honestly hate truthfully, actually. And how stupid is it when people say I mean when they don't, if you get my drift. You know, it's er, um, like really annoying, yeah?
OMG!! That's what I'm talking about!

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----- Original message ----------------------------------------
From: "Jocelyn Limpert" <jocelyn.limpert at GMAIL.COM>
Received: 3/8/2009 12:49:18 PM
Subject: has the use of "frankly" ever been discussed here?

>I know that the use of "frankly" grates on the ears of many, some more than

>Does anyone have a similar aversion to the use of the word and any
>background on its use or nonuse?

>Just curious as I know an editor who absolutely loathes its use, verbally as
>well as in print. Sorry for this common phrase, but to him I know it is like
>"fingernails on a blackboard." Similarly, it is a word I've long avoided.

>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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