di_glossia (di_glossia) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Expletive Attributives?

What do you call the constructions "as shit/fuck/hell" that can be either negative or positive? Are they expletive attributives?

Examples:
That was dumb as shit.

She's ugly as fuck.

It was fun as hell.

Are there similar constructions (where the equivalent of "as" is used and the word following is not an adjective) in other languages?
Tags: english, grammar, grammar english, slang
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