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From the Oxford English Dictionary
Muchly, adv.
rit. /mtli/, U.S. /mtli/  [< MUCH a. + -LY2. Cf. earlier MICKLELY adv.] 

    1. a. Much, exceedingly, greatly.
  In later use usually with conscious humour, or for some other deliberate effect.
 
  1621 J. LANE Tritons Trumpet (B.L. MS Reg. 17B. xv) f. 173v, The Ladie Cantabrigia..Went gravelie dight to entertaine the Dame, They muchlie lov'd, and honor'd in her name. 1663 J. BIRKENHEAD Assembly-man 14 Commonly 'tis larded with fine new words, as Savingable, Muchly, Christ-Jesusness [etc.].
 
  1862 ‘A. WARD’ Artemus Ward his Bk. 195 They confisticated me too muchly. 1867 in Putnam's Monthly (1868) May 631/2 The poor Chinamen suffered the most... They wished for terrâ firmâ ‘muchly’. 1911 ST. C. GRONDONA Collar & Cuffs 69 A large red fruit, muchly sought after by blacks and emus. 1946 Liberty 1 June 9/1 The heavily corseted, muchly petticoated ladies who used to swoon all over the pages of Victorian literature. 1976 Let. 22 Apr. in K. Payne Between Ourselves (1983) 330 We love you muchly always. 1988 Pilot Nov. 26/2 By this time I was muchly aware that most of the instructors just wanted to get me airborne so they could add a little more to their logs.

    b. humorous. ta (also thanks) muchly and variants: thank you very much.
 
  1881 M. E. BRADDON Asphodel I. 33 Thank you muchly. And now my box? 1922 J. JOYCE Ulysses 253 Respectable girl meet after mass. Tanks awfully muchly. 1929 Butterfly 17 Aug. 5/2 Thanks muchly mate. 1970 W. SMITH Gold Mine xii. 32 He eased a five-Rand note out of his wallet and handed it to her. ‘Ta muchly.’ 1996 Sugar June 13/2 Ta muchly Kelly for showing me what a caring individual Gwynnie really is.

    2. Chiefly, largely. Obs. rare.
 
  1882 W. MORRIS in J. W. Mackail Life W. Morris (1899) II. 70, I took this place muchly for the sake of its water-power.
 
I rest my case.
 
 
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Seanlogopolys on November 3rd, 2003 10:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think you lost most of your argument right there, Kyle. For you own safety, give it up.

Heh heh. "Muchly."
Jaymark Malloy (Joshua Mallory)jaymark108 on November 3rd, 2003 11:47 pm (UTC)
"Finish him!"
fleurdelivrefleurdelivre on November 4th, 2003 02:58 am (UTC)
Finish him?

I am the Grammar Council. Muchly is in the OED. I think I already have this one game, set and match...what more is there to do?
Jaymark Malloy (Joshua Mallory)jaymark108 on November 4th, 2003 03:24 am (UTC)
... Rip his liver out? (if you believe in the philosophy of Mortal Kombat, from which my previous comment springs)

Or perhaps, just point and laugh? :)
fleurdelivrefleurdelivre on November 4th, 2003 03:40 am (UTC)
Okay then. (points vaguely north-north-west...) hahaha.
Satisfied?
Jaymark Malloy (Joshua Mallory)jaymark108 on November 4th, 2003 01:52 pm (UTC)
Hey. Were you pointing at him, or me?
fleurdelivrefleurdelivre on November 4th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC)
Uh...I dunno. You want that kind of pointing accuracy from 400-something miles away?
Bulp (a.k.a. Teddie`Bear  )bulp on November 4th, 2003 06:45 am (UTC)

poke him with the big fork!

you must do it!
ureshiku aibyoukaureshii on November 4th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC)
You're encouraging forking....oh wait, you would. *sighs*

Anyways
Katy, I greatly appreciate you proving that my use of the word "muchly" is in concordance with proper grammar. Although I probably do need to stop adding "-ness" onto the end of everything...
Kyleschmelf on November 4th, 2003 06:25 pm (UTC)
>Although I probably do need to stop adding "-ness" onto the end of everything...

Yesness. Your language usage would be greatly--oh fine--muchly enhanced by the lack of the -nessness on the end of all your wordness.
ureshiku aibyoukaureshii on November 5th, 2003 04:24 am (UTC)
I'm shocked you were able to write such a sentence, Kyle!
fleurdelivrefleurdelivre on November 4th, 2003 02:17 pm (UTC)
No forking, sorry.

And thank you, Becca. If you'd ever like to work with the Grammar Council, feel free. Next mission: get "randomnocity" into the OED, too... :)
Bulp (a.k.a. Teddie`Bear  )bulp on November 4th, 2003 06:43 pm (UTC)
Actually that is #7.
fleurdelivrefleurdelivre on November 4th, 2003 08:39 pm (UTC)
What is #7?
Kyleschmelf on November 4th, 2003 09:24 pm (UTC)
When Dianne and Steve first started going out, Bulp started devising a list of prohibited behaviors in his room. They were all euphemisms. Rule #7 was "no forking." We posted the list in my room from last you as well, I think. Bulp, I can't believe you remembered what number it was.
Bulp (a.k.a. Teddie`Bear  )bulp on November 5th, 2003 03:52 am (UTC)
No Forking.
ureshiku aibyoukaureshii on November 5th, 2003 04:26 am (UTC)
I think I need more rules in my room...
Bulp (a.k.a. Teddie`Bear  )bulp on November 5th, 2003 04:35 am (UTC)
I can send you the origional rules *not the origional copy, but a list of the origional rules* they definately apply to first year UGOI if no one else.
Kyleschmelf on November 5th, 2003 04:43 am (UTC)
Thank you, Mr. Redundancy.
Bulp (a.k.a. Teddie`Bear  )bulp on November 5th, 2003 05:58 am (UTC)
she asked what #7 was. I answered
Bulp (a.k.a. Teddie`Bear  )bulp on November 5th, 2003 06:00 am (UTC)
before I seen you had already answered.