We now support the modern usage of hopefully: it’s hoped, we hope. –Tweet from the AP Stylebook, April 19. 

 

Sliding down that slippery slopefully

In the darkness, grasping gropefully

For a handhold or a rope. Fully

Cognizant and well aware

Of the power of despair.

 

It isn’t hope that springs eternal

Hope is doled out by the kernel

Watered by our soft nocturnal

Tears and shadowed by our sins.

Hopefully, the stylebook wins.

 


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