[Ads-l] "bigly"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 3 21:34:22 UTC 2016


Many have heard it as "bigly," but on Language Log we've concluded Trump
has been using "big-league" as a post-verbal adjunct.

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=24240

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> "We're gonna win bigly", promises Donald Trump in his victory speech.
> Apparently he's been promising this for quite a while on quite a number of
> occasions.  QOTY candidate?  WOTY candidate?
>

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