What words, in addition to little
, can have double meanings to describe both qualitative and quantitative properties?
For example, "little" can refer to the size of an object (my little pony), or to the amount of something (ye of little faith). Likewise, "pretty" can describe how attractive something looks (pretty in pink), but also modify the degree to which something is (these examples are pretty dumb).
posted by Robot Johnny
on Sep 26, 2009 -