LINGUIST List 14.3579

Tue Dec 23 2003

Disc: Re: "Fun" as Adjective

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  1. ellen valle, Re: 14.3534, Disc: Re: "Fun" as Adjective

Message 1: Re: 14.3534, Disc: Re: "Fun" as Adjective

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 09:29:38 +0200
From: ellen valle <>
Subject: Re: 14.3534, Disc: Re: "Fun" as Adjective

I evidently haven't seen the beginning of this thread (adjectival use
of 'fun'), but I was struck by the use of the superlative 'funnest' as
a modifier ("the funnest thing was ...), twice in one turn, by the
American actor Brad Dourif in the documentary part of the DVD of The
Two Towers (disc 4, the part dealing with the filming of Edoras). At
least to me this was a new and somewhat startling usage -- is it
becoming common in American English? 

-Ellen Valle

Ellen Valle, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Department of English
University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland
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