[Ads-l] Fair to midland

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 14 02:32:23 EDT 2016


The g-droppin' tickled my fancy:  the g has been literally dropped.
"LITERALLY" in the literal sense. Much cleaner than an illiterate <midlin'>
or <midlin> spelling.
The Butterfly Effect (2004), IMDb user review by glamslamking1 (U.S.), 7
February 2005:
<< This movie received WAY too many bad reviews. The only reason was to
PUNK Ashton Kutcher. Say what you will, Kutcher did a fair to midland
acting job here. There have been a lot worse performances on film in much
better reviewed movies. >>
Cf. Dallas progressive rock band 1998–2012, of same name.

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