I can imagine the scene now: a speaker uttering a list of unparalleled tedium, sending his audience into a stupor of boredom until his ascent climbed within reach of the elusive twentiethly. Could he make it? Would he set a new record for ordinal adverbosity? Sadly it was not to be. At nineteethly, he faltered and fell at the last fence.
It was probably not like that at all. More likely it was a golfer: "We'll play 18 holes, then nineteenthly go for a drink." And twentiethly, go home. Done it!Reuse content