"be inappropriate"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Nov 10 03:37:08 UTC 2011

Just sounds like an -ly drop to me. Especially with a long word like that, who wants to go adding another syllable?

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Nov 9, 2011, at 7:32 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard wrote:

> This looks like a blend to me:
> "I've never acted inappropriately" + "I've never done anything =
> inappropriate."
> Gerald Cohen
> ________________________________
> Original message from: Joel S. Berson, Wed 11/9/2011 8:20 PM
> <snip>
> I think I heard Cain say "I've never acted inappropriate [yes, adj.]
> with anyone, period."  But I'm too lazy to investigate.
> <snip>

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