31 March 2008
I propose the scrubbing of the word truly from the English language. Assuredly an indicator that whatever is being spoken is a platitude, or whomever is speaking it is insincere, its only distantly redeeming value is in sarcasm. When disfigured by frequent misspelling--truely--the thing culminates in a lexical ruin. For god's sake, it is time for a reprieve. Won't somebody think of the high school English teachers?
Proof of the misery foisted upon English-speakers by this burned-out word is further furnished in Truly Madly Deeply, by Savage Garden. (unhand that Fender Stratocaster, knave).
The only counterclaim I can offer is that "Yours Truly" happens to be one of my favorite sign-offs in written correspondence--so much so that I believe the moratorium will have to exclude all such instances. Otherwise, tighten up, punks. You know who you are.