One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘And if you've been paying attention to these, which you are most likely not, you will have figured much of this out long before Mike and Terry finally do, as they are gallingly slow on the uptake, the downtake, and every other kind of take.’
- ‘Some were quite drunk, one couple gallingly amorous.’
- ‘He was an old man who had shown himself to be gallingly nosy.’
- ‘Smith instead has to force them into an over-determined, gallingly syrupy climax.’
- ‘It should, but, gallingly or disgustingly or mercifully or thrillingly, it doesn't.’
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