Fastly

(20 Posts)
17leftfeet Fri 18-Oct-13 09:42:35

My dd's primary school teacher has agreed fastly is a word but according to him it means quickly

Gah!

Shall I buy him a dictionary for Christmas!

Cooroo Fri 18-Oct-13 19:54:50

Agreed with whom?? Is it a word?

ohmymimi Sat 19-Oct-13 11:50:17

I thought it was what Georgie Pilson says after secondly.

KissesBreakingWave Sat 19-Oct-13 12:16:09

It is a word. Synonyms would be tightly, securely. It's a very archaic word, though.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:24:01

It's relates to 'fastness' isn't it? As in 'he held fast to the rope'.

I think steadfast comes from the same root.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:21

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:22

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:22

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:23

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:23

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:23

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:23

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:24

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:24

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:24

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:25

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:25

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:25:25

Or should that be 'held fastly'?

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 19-Oct-13 12:26:28

Oops, sorry!

MiniMonty Wed 23-Oct-13 01:26:21

"Hold fast". Sure.
"Held fastly" - no problems if it's 1650 (but it ain't).

"Fastly" has never meant quick but I wouldn't sweat it. She sounds like a pretty good teacher whose saying the concept is right and the grammar will come. She's encouraging vocabulary building and all it's all good (1650 or not).

Anyway - why shouldn't fastly mean quickly?

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