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Thread #108767   Message #2266817
Posted By: Little Hawk
19-Feb-08 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: dead stupid....etc...
Subject: RE: BS: dead stupid....etc...
Anyone who's read the delightful Adrian Mole books will be quite familiar with the typical UK uses of "dead (whatever)".

His hated rival Barry Kent, for example, impresses Adrian's favorite girl of the time (Pandora Braithwaite?) by his habit of sticking safety pins through his facial skin (he was going through a punk phase). The girl says she thinks Barry is "dead brave" for doing that. Adrian responds sarcastically that he thinks Barry is "dead stupid" for doing that.

On this occasion, I'd have to agree with Adrian. ;-) In Barry Kent's defence though, I must admit the lad has plenty of physical courage...something Adrian Mole is conspicuously lacking in.