...I have very little faith in a 'test' in which the 'How to Play' section reads thusly: "On the left you can see how much chances you have:"
ZINGAmerican Heritage Dictionary said:Thusly was introduced in the 19th century as an alternative to thus in sentences such as Hold it thus or He put it thus. It appears to have first been used by humorists, who may have been echoing the speech of poorly educated people straining to sound stylish. The word has subsequently gained some currency in educated usage, but it is still often regarded as incorrect.
Ouch! You got me. Love the bold portions - they add that extra kick. But why not put "It appears to have first been used by humorists" in bold since that's where such usage originated, especially when I used the word in poking fun at the poor grammar used by the author of a website asking one to prove one's logic? Taken out of context, your zinger may be justified; however, when you look at it in the manner in which it was intended, it's not all that egregious, huh?...
You know what I mean, as I provided a definition that describes why the word isn't widely accepted.:huh: Your point being? That words of jargon etymology should never be used in such a formal setting as this one? rotfl
What I was saying is that both caring terms are often used to mean the same thing, even though one is widely considered as wrong, just as the word "thusly."And, FWIW, your caring less analogy does not seem apropos since those sayings do not mean the same thing at all, whether used correctly or incorrectly, as seen here: