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Thursday, April 27, 2021

Is “middlingly” a word?

That’s what I idly wondered after using it this evening in a mental assessment of a woman who gave me the cold shoulder. Namely: “She’s got a nasty disposition, and is only middlingly pretty; so screw her.” (Yes, I was rationalizing in the afterglow of rejection; we all have our necessary rituals.)

Turns out, it is indeed a word, the adverb form of “middling”. So I’m grammatically secure.

It seems my encounters with the opposite sex are prompting minor bursts of wordsmithing from me. I don’t recall that happening before. Must be the new New York surroundings.

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 04/27/2006 09:39:49 PM
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