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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wonderful

One of my favourite words in the Newfoundland dictiomary is wonderful. It is used in the traditional sense but its usage is beyond the usual English vernacular.

So you can be

        wonderful happy,

       wonderful sad,

         wonderful tired,

         wonderful dirty,

and so it goes.

Wonderful is never suffixed with an 'ly' either, so you'd never hear, " She's wonderfully happy."

It would be, "She's wonderful happy."

In the Newfoundland vernacular wonderful is so powerful, it doesn't need any extensions. Isn't that wonderful grand?



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