Re: Grammar: "So" as a modifier?

Subject: Re: Grammar: "So" as a modifier?
From: Sankara R <ss_rajanala -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 09:07:53 -0700 (PDT)

Cannot help butting in with a nonsequitor, from
the comic strip Between Friends...
> you're an old fogey if you use the word "hip".

you think i am hip, Maeve?
how hip?
don't know, maybe 40, 42.

> either as an adverb ("are so X", where "so"
> modifies the "are") or

beg to disagree. Look at these:
We were so worried. [I believe there is an
implied 'that we nearly called the cops']
He is so funny ['that it surprised me when he
quoted karl marx]
she is so sexy ['that your chances are thin']

Ain't so?

Definitely not modifying was, were, or any
be-verb: in that case it would be 'you _are_ a
funny bird' or whatever.

Either this sense of so, or the more futuristic
'He is so Wilde' are not germane (oh she was so
greer :-) to tech writing as such but this was an
interesting thread.

Thanks and regards,
Sankara S Rajanala
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