[Ads-l] "Only?!"

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 4 16:14:30 UTC 2015


> Not only do I vote for irony, I proudly acknowledge that I use the word
> ironically all the time.
I guess it would be "ironic" if you didn't  :-)   I'm just sayin'.

Tom Zurinskas,  Origin Conn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


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> Not only do I vote for irony, I proudly acknowledge that I use the word
> ironically all the time.
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> My small contribution to semantic devolution.
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> JL
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> On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 11:53 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU wrote
> > > I vote for irony.
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> > Cf. the "ten o'clock scholar."
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> > On Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 10:59 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> > > I vote for irony.
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> > > LH
> > >
> > > On Jan 3, 2015, at 6:08 PM, tajewell89 wrote:
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> > > > Headline taken from LAist:
> > > >=20
> > > > "It only took nine months to finish a project that was supposed to =
> > > take five weeks: installing a gate."
> > > >=20
> > > > Isn't this use of "only" a bit backward? Or is there an ironic usage =
> > > here?
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