Full Monty reprised
Posted by TheFallen on December 15, 2001
I've just got down as far as this thread and thought I'd throw this in to the melting pot. Wasn't there some US gameshow host called Monty something who was renowned for the vastness of the prizes he used to give away? I wonder if this has any potential connection, given that the phrase has connotations of "all the way".
Oh and by the way, re "more deadly / deadlier" in the same lower thread, I see nothing wrong with forming a comparative adjectival structure with "more" + adjective. It certainly isn't incorrect and is often preferable - but then again when it comes to insistence on correctness, I am slier than most...