Is Triply a Word? Good question, @CoachWMuschamp of the #Gamecocks


Doubly is definitely a word. Meatloaf sang it in the song Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, most likely a song Muschamp enjoyed while he was in high school.  

Ain’t no doubt about it we were doubly blessed
‘Cause we were barely seventeen and we were barely dressed

Logically, triply must be a good English word too, right?

Nope. I checked my dictionary and the word as used in the context Muschamp used it here doesn’t yet exist in English.

What they’re doing is very difficult. They’re playing as true freshmen in the Southeastern Conference. Much less playing the quarterback position, which makes it triply more . . . .

Muschamp immediately recognized his own gaffe, choosing to stop mid-sentence to poke fun at himself for his own word-choice. This clip cracks me up on a number of levels.

Muschamp has a very funny, dry sense of humor. It is easy to see why players and coaches love the guy.


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