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highwaistedpants4evr t1_j6ltmwu wrote

Another great example: “Hey, I'm gonna give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly, yella, no-good keister off my property, before I pump your guts full of lead!”


malenkylizards t1_j6lvz0k wrote

But...that example breaks the alleged rule. Ugly and no good are both opinions, yella is a color. If the rule really worked without exception, this would sound wrong and strange to us, but "ugly, no-good, yella keister" would sound normal. I'd say the opposite is true, the one following the rules sounds a tiny bit worse but is also pretty much fine.


redhedinsanity t1_j6lyo7q wrote

"yella" (yellow) is an old-time slang word for "cowardly" (short for "yellow-bellied"), in this case it's not actually describing the color, so it does fit since it's 3 opinions about the person's character.