Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Virginia Folk Speech #2
We love to put "All" in front of words just like we like to add an "A" to some!
All-about (adv)--Scattered; in disorder. "I found those toys scattered all-about the house."
All-alone (adv)--Quite alone. "He is now living all-alone since his wife died."
All-along (adv)--Throughout; continually; from the beginning. "Well, I have known that she was a spoiled brat all-along."
All-but (adv)--Almost. "Have a little patience! We are all-but there."
All-fours (noun)--To go on the hands and feet like an animal. "Look at those kids running around like horses on all-fours.
All-over (adv)--In every part; everywhere; over the whole body. "He is his father all-over!" (He is exactly like his father.)
All sorts of (noun)--Expert; excellent; expert in many ways. "She is all sorts of a good cook."
All-to (adv)--Excessively; out and out. "That girl out played that boy all-to pieces."
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