very good vs really good

abc   Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:48 pm GMT
Guest   Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:01 am GMT

Here's a very good tire for only $185, and here's a really good one for just $315.
Skippy   Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:04 am GMT
"Very" is more proper, but I think most in the US use "really" in every day speech (at least, I do).
Guest   Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:28 am GMT
Isn't REALLY good better than VERY good?
Skippy   Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:30 am GMT
Not really, I mean perhaps, but in thinking about it, they're pretty much interchangeable with "really" being spoken much more frequently while "very" is really the only appropriate term in written form.
abc   Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:31 pm GMT
I messed up.
My original inquiry was actually about the difference, if any, between "pretty" vs "really."

"very" has got nothing to do with it
TomJimJack   Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:48 pm GMT
"Fucking good" is much better than both "very" and "really" good.
Skippy   Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:04 pm GMT
"really" means more than "pretty."
Guest   Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:45 pm GMT
"Pretty good" means that something is visually appealing as well as good.
Skippy   Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:13 pm GMT
Not necessarily: "I read Schumpeter and found some of his theories to be pretty good."
Guest   Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:43 pm GMT
"Pretty good" is a polite way to say that sth isn't actually very good.