[Ads-l] innocent

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 28 18:03:54 UTC 2015

This is one of those lit-crit words that hasn't made it yet into OED.

I've been reading it for. I'd guess, 20 years or more, so naturally I have
no exx. to hand, but it means something like,

"(of a written work) of straightforward meaning, undistorted by prejudice,
mendacity, ulterior motive, etc."


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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

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