Fast, Slow, and Slowly

Considering that the adverb slowly is frequently replaced by slow, I find it curious that the adverb fast, meaning “quickly, rapidly,” seems to be acquiring an -ly ending.

Here are a few of thousands of examples of the incorrect usage to be found on the web:

What can i do to make my hair longer, but fastly

How do you play a tin whistle fastly?

How to earn fastly with google

I feel that time is moving fastly

As of 2011, “fastly” is non-standard English.

The correct form is fast:

What can I do to make my hair longer, fast?

How do you play a tin whistle fast?

How to earn fast with Google

I feel that time is moving fast.

Both slowly and slow are acceptable usage, but the contrasting word for them in standard English is fast.

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