Poll: Poll: They took the news ____.
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- Added: January 2007
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It is typically American to leave off the endings of words
Agreed, 'bad' is just lazy American speak.
The sentence is very interesting. There's a new tendency of using adjectives instead of adverbs after nouns and verbs in American spoken language. So I guess that in a while the tendency will be borrowed by the Queen's English.