[Ads-l] badassedness

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 5 19:21:19 EDT 2016

On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 4:08 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:

> The "-ed" seems to have the function of making non-canonical adjectives
> sound more adjective-like before you add a "-ness" suffix.

That's a bad-assed hypothesis.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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