[Ads-l] ridiculous

Nancy Friedman wordworking at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 27 11:04:01 EST 2021


"Ludicrous performance": Tesla
"Absurdly fresh groceries": Good Eggs
Ridiculously Good: chocolate brand from the Netherlands

I wrote about the trend for the Visual Thesaurus in 2017:
https://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/candlepwr/laughing-matters/

I cited Ben Yagoda, who in turn cited sportscasters, who have evinced a
"recent fondness for calling a great play ridiculous'."



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On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 7:01 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 'Amazing; astonishing.'  Not in MW.
>
> Quora.com:  "How ridiculous was American production in World War 2?"
>
> Cf. "outrageous."
>
> JL
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>
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