another meaning reversal

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jun 26 15:09:41 UTC 2010

At 6/26/2010 09:40 AM, Rick Barr wrote:
>The actor who said it was Rob Schneider, and the movie was *Grown-Ups*(2010):
>"I don't even hardly know them."
>(The character is referring to his daughters.)

"I don't even barely know them"?  (I don't see "hardly"as a
180-degree reversal.)


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