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Adverbs and Friday

I've recently been turning adjectives into adverbs, and trying not to make up too many words.

In Tagalog, the same word can be used as an adjective or adverb, but mostly, that isn't the case in English, so I needed to figure out what adverb each adjective could be transformed into. I found William Clark's An English Grammar Systematically Arranged, and parts of it seem almost like a poem to me: A list of adverbs not ending in ly.

Spending time staring at adverbs, led me to start reading Daniel Handler's novel, Adverbs, and here is a random quote from that: "Maybe she needs both," the woman said, "an apocalyptic boy who draws."

I do, I do.

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It was Friday and I had wandered through the fog to get to the tram-stop, and it was thick enough that it felt like even Brunswick was only half there that morning. The sun eventually appeared and through the glass, and through the knights on horses, created rainbows on my keyboard.

I sat by the sea and ate lunch, and a person passed by on a unicycle, and I noticed the rock said, "woo", and the sea made me feel dizzy when I looked at it, and there were black stars in the sea, maybe starfish, maybe crabs, maybe fish, I'm not sure, but black and mysterious. I always end up with sand in my shoes.

Some train stations I passed on the way back to the city: Hampton, Brighton Beach, Balaclava, Windsor, Richmond.. (I don't pass Eltham, but the name still amuses me ("Elf-am"!))

Later that evening, in the Edinburgh Castle, a friend asked me what the weirdest thing I'd ever done was, and I couldn't think of anything, and maybe I've never done anything weird. Maybe that's the way it has always been.

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The library didn't have that one, unfortunately, but perhaps future libraries I visit will have. :)

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I am indeed, and suspect I might need something to read on the flight, so shall look out for it there. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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