Truly is a funny word

The word truly is funny.

1. Truth is absolute.

2. The ending -ly is like in appearance, manner, or nature : having the characteristics of

So truly would be having the characteristics of truth. But with truth, it’s either true or not true. There’s not kinda true. It’s like as Seinfield said, something is either wet or not wet. Once you are wet, you can’t be any more wet than wet.

To say truly, something would be to be absolutely true. Not just kinda true.

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Tom Saaristo
11 years ago

Truly madly deeply

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