Wednesday, November 12, 2014


East Villagers love to play fast and loose with the language. Witness this store I passed on East 4th Street today:

Adverb cum noun.

An adverb used as a noun? Imagine the confusion:

"I'm going to Healthfully."

"Healthfully what"?

"I said I'm going to Healthfully. Do you want anything?"

"You're going to healthfully what?!"


"Stop saying that!"

It's not the only example, either. There's another store on Avenue A called Gracefully:

The bakery canopy inside Gracefully.

East Villagers love to mix their parts of speech!

#eastvillage #4thstreet #healthfully #gracefully #grammar #avenuea

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