Monday, September 08, 2008

english is dumb

Hey, how come "publicly" ends with just an "ly" while "domestically" ends with "ally"? No one says "do-mes-tic-ah-ly." English is stupid.


EmoRiot said...

I'm sure there's a smart reason...

Oh wait... nope. Here's an online grammar site's explanation:

"The suffixes -ally and -ly turn words into ADVERBS. For words ending in -ic, add -ally: logically, statistically. Otherwise, add -ly: quickly, sharply. (The only exception is public, publicly.)"

So the reason is "because it is that way."

Your thesis was correct.

Bug said...

moral of the story: I'm right