Lying in Wait

Citation data:

Word Ways, Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 17

Publication Year:
1981
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol14/iss1/17
Author(s):
Rubin, Frank
Tags:
Linguistics
article description
Many years ago, a friend challenged me to name an adjective, as opposed to an adverb, ending in LY. I do not recall if I succeeded, but the problem remained in my subconscious, and has surfaced at irregular intervals ever since. Occasionally I would sit down and mentally compose a list of ten or fifteen such words, each time trying to surpass my last effort.