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    • Join Date: Feb 2010
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    Dryly and Flatly

    Do dryly and flatly mean the same thing? I often hear them used to describe someone who is irritated and I imagine it means saying it in a low monotone and stern way in a somewhat threatening tone.


    • Join Date: Feb 2010
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    Re: Dryly and Flatly

    Flatly implies at a monotone, in the style of someone who is irritated but restraining his anger.Flatly also means no contradiction would be tolerated. Drily, means without humour, as if someone is emphasising the seriousness of what they are saying. The difference between the two is subtle, and they are similar but not the same.


    • Join Date: Feb 2010
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    Re: Dryly and Flatly

    Now I know you are American: Bill Clinton often spoke drily: George Bush often spoke flatly.

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