Joe Ganley
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I have been a professional software engineer for over 10 years. I have written many kinds of software, but my particular strengths are interactive graphics applications, compilers and interpreters, and algorithms.

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Friday, March 04, 2005

English's weirdness is mighty mighty

The other day it struck me that the word mighty can be both an adverb and an adjective, i.e. "my hunger is mighty mighty," in which the second mighty is an adjective and the first is an adverb that modifies the second. I can't think of many other examples of words like this; the only other one that comes to mind is super, and even that one doesn't seem to work as well.

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That would explain The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, no?
 
Actually, what led me to this thought was the line, "She's mighty mighty" in the song "Brick House."
 
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