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thisly

ad012; analogy
In a particular manner, often used in conjunction with thusly Apparent meaning: In that manner. The English pronouns this and that are useful when used together, because they can identify two separate entities. It seems that the speaker uses thusly and thisly in a similar manner to identify two separate ways of doing things. So, as thusly might be defined as “in this manner,” I define thisly as “in that manner.” Possible reason used: The character of Professor Frink has a tendency to use made up words and strange sounds. It is difficult to say exactly how the writers chose thisly to be the counterpart of thusly. THIS is a word that is similar to THUS, and whose meaning is relevant to the situation, so they chose to add the adverbial ending, -LY, to it. An alternative, like thatly, seems equally reasonable.
 
I can’t find the exact quote, but it’s something along the lines of, “first you attach your helmet thusly, then you strap yourself in thisly
Etymology : formed to be analogous to thusly
Source : the Simpsons
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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