Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 20 15:42:45 UTC 2006

Best: "mad customary."


Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU> wrote:
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Poster: Charles Doyle
Subject: Re: Pre-emptively?

Notwithstanding all the excellent suggestions here, I still don't see what's wrong with plain, old-fashioned "totally customary"--or, even better, "way customary."


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>Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 19:46:58 -0500
>From: "Joel S. Berson"
>Subject: Pre-emptively?
>I am looking for an adverb that I can use (for example) to precede "customary" to give the meaning "so customary that no one would ever think of anything else". Pre-emptively? presumptively? Help!

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