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    Is the usage of the combination 'plain right' in a sentence correct? For example, "She is plain right stupid, period!". Help please!

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    I've never heard that combination. In the case of your example sentence, I would use either one or the other, but never both.
    "She's right stupid, period."
    "She's plain stupid, period."

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    Thanks a lot SlickVic9000! I thought it sounded wrong too and guessed they meant to say " She is plain and outright stupid, period". But that would change the meaning in the sentence I guess.


    Quote Originally Posted by SlickVic9000 View Post
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    I've never heard that combination. In the case of your example sentence, I would use either one or the other, but never both.
    "She's right stupid, period."
    "She's plain stupid, period."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agnes View Post
    Thanks a lot SlickVic9000! I thought it sounded wrong too and guessed they meant to say " She is plain and outright stupid, period". But that would change the meaning in the sentence I guess.
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    I agree with your assessment. In 'She's plain stupid,' "plain" is used to emphasise "stupid", but in the sentence in your quote, "plain" means something else.

    I have never heard the combination (plain right stupid) either, but I have found it used on the Internet (which doesn't mean that it's acceptable, by the way). People seem to use this combination for a double emphasis. If something is "plain right stupid", it's even more stupid than something that is just "right stupid".
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 14-Sep-2012 at 11:32.

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