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Thread #132499 Message #4055753
Posted By: leeneia
29-May-20 - 01:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
"Anymore" is an interesting word. Sometimes it needs to be two words:
I don't want any more deviled eggs.
Or it can be an adverb meaning "at this time and into the future":
I don't play the bagpipe anymore.
When I moved to Missouri, I learned a new sense, namely "nowadays."
It seems like anymore nobody knows how to make head cheese.
I'd find it hard to explain to anyone how we got the second two meanings from the two words any and more.