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Re^2: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 10, 2008 at 14:43 UTC ( #696715=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
in thread [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects

Pet peeve: interestingly enough, "funnily" is not a word. Not even close. "Interestingly" works because it ends in "ing", and so adding the "ly" sounds ok. Also words ending in 'e' can work, as in "strangely", or just words ending in a consonant like "thinly".

"Funnily" sounds clumsy and made up, or possibly sounds like it's meant to mean "something vaguely funnel-like".


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Re^3: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
by grinder (Bishop) on Jul 10, 2008 at 16:13 UTC

    Well you know what, that's a peeve you can get rid of!

    As it turns out, funnily is a word, more specifically, an adverb, meaning "in a funny manner", as any reliable dictionary will tell you.

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Re^3: [OT] Why I don't use Mysql for new projects
by Mutant (Priest) on Jul 10, 2008 at 17:39 UTC

    My pet peeve: amateur grammar nazis.

    As grinder kindly pointed out, "funnily" is a real word. Even if it wasn't in the dictionary, that's not what makes something a "real word". It's common usage. And "funnily enough" is a reasonably common phrase, at least where I come from (NZ originally, currently UK).

    I have to also wonder if this trick would work on you.

      If you're trying to funnel me into using the word "funnily", it won't work. In other words, your funnelly attempts will not prevail. So, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to have some funnelly cake. Maybe I'll sit under some funnelly clouds while eating it.

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