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adjective adverb ambiguous American appears in swe applied become swe better called century choice cliche confused connotations Conservatives considered customary definition described dictionaries dislike distinction double negative Dubious English especially example expressions favorable feel ff dialectal ff slang followed formal frequently humor interchangeable James Kilpatrick Jonathan Swift language Latin less logical means modern modifier needed nonce word noun object occasionally in swe old-fashioned one's ordinarily overused perhaps person phrase plural verb possible preposition pretentious probably pronoun rare in swe readers reason redundant refers sane recommends seems seldom sense sentences sexual shorter similar singular someone sometimes sounds specific spelling standard Strunk and White suggests swe avoids swe chooses swe deletes swe omits swe prefers swe says swe substitutes swe usually swe writers synonym term things tion unless unpleasant usual swe woman word wordy writers of swe Yiddish