Big Baby


Okay, for all my copy editor friends and grammarians out there, I have a question. Would the proper form be:

1. “Wow, that’s a freakin’ big ol’ danged baby!” or

2. “Wow, that’s a big ol’ freakin’ danged baby!” or

3. “Wow, that’s a freakin’ danged big ol’ baby!”?

I need to know, in case I ever do actually encounter a gargantuan drooling naked infant and need to properly express my amazement. Because I feel that, even in times of great mental stress, it is important to adhere to the rules of grammar.


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6 Responses to “Big Baby”

  1. delores hayes Says:

    all of the above…

  2. Steve Lindsey Says:

    I hope no one was drooling and naked in your Monday morning meeting (except you, of course! You’re that way almost every week!)

  3. jaggedsmile Says:

    Actually, I’ve decided to forgo my usual drooling and focus my creative energies on exotic bird calls. So, if you’re ever in a meeting and think you just heard the territorial cry of the Great Western Oxslapper….that was me. And I was probably naked.

  4. beeveedee Says:

    Actually, I think in this instance you would want to say a “danged freakin’ big ol’ baby.” Unless what you really mean is a “freakin’ big, danged ol’ baby.” All depends on what modifies what….

  5. Leanah Says:

    My niece, 25, would say, “Dude, that’s a freakin’ huge baby!”

  6. eclexia Says:

    Beeveedee beat me to it. I was going to suggest “danged freakin’ big ol’ baby.” My 13-year-old son, however, votes for your #2 suggestion.

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