08. April 2006 · Comments Off on Yeah but … · Categories: imported, Miscellaneous

“Science has come an awful long way in the last 250 years,” Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart told a Symphony Hall audience of about 2,000 parents and young children during a family concert.

But is “awful” correct? I thought it should be “awfully”. If he says “awful” doesn’t that mean that the long way that science has come is awful rather than good? Hmmm. Dunno. My grammar ain’t always so good.

Thoughts? (About the “awful” not about the quote … it’s sort of a “big duh” thing to say, isn’t it?)

The article is here in case you are interested in what this quote is about!

Thanks for the link, Kelsey!

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