[Ads-l] malapropisms

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 2 21:20:39 EST 2017

Hardly for heartily in the first case?

I’ve often wondered whether “hardly” persists as an adverb form of “hard.” Tolkien used it, and Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hardly) has it marked as obsolete. My money is that this is “hardly” meaning “hard.”

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 2 Mar 2017, at 17:51, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:
> A comment posted online to World Israel News:
> "Islamic State is the worst danger faced by the world, nowadays. It must be hardly attacked till a full elimination"
> https://worldisraelnews.com/isis-threatens-china-with-rivers-of-blood/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Facebook+Reopens+Fatah+Terror+Page%3B++IDF+Strikes+Hamas+after+Rocket+Attacks&utm_campaign=20170302_m137917696_Facebook+Reopens+Fatah+Terror+Page%3B++IDF+Strikes+Hamas+after+Rocket+Attacks&utm_term=more_btn_dark_jpg
> ---
> "satiric Jews" for "Satanic Jews"  (see http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/we-dont-support-satanic-jews-trumps-neo-nazi-fans-freak-after-he-posts-a-happy-hanukkah-tweet/)
> ---
> "political affliction" for "political affiliations"
> - Jim Landau

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