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8277 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Jul 2020 at 2:05 AM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-02 11:18:58 PM  
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2020-07-02 11:23:38 PM  
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2020-07-02 11:26:46 PM  
Whoever wrote that dictionary entry is a festizio.
 
2020-07-02 11:27:41 PM  
Written language died when teenagers got smart phones.

My lawn. Off it.
 
2020-07-02 11:31:30 PM  
It died with Donald Trump, sitting on its head.

I can't breathe. Literalism, see.
 
2020-07-02 11:33:02 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Written language died when teenagers got smart phones.

My lawn. Off it.


Nah, it died with T9
 
2020-07-02 11:35:08 PM  
It's spelled whoa. I'll never accept woah.

DO YOU HEAR ME?! NEVER!
 
2020-07-02 11:38:25 PM  
In other news I learned what LMMO is today.

Laughing My Mask Off

Sigh
 
2020-07-02 11:41:34 PM  
Irregardless is a perfectly cromulent word to use when conversating.
 
2020-07-02 11:53:48 PM  
Alive in well I'm afraid
 
2020-07-03 12:19:06 AM  
Mæg ic be me sylfum
soðgied wrecan
siþas secgan,
hu ic geswincdagumed
earfoðhwile
oft þrowade
abitre breostceare
gebiden hæbbe,
gecunnad in ceole
 
2020-07-03 12:19:06 AM  
I was recently corrected on the use of "awhile".
 
2020-07-03 12:24:21 AM  
I could care less (yes, that was intentional) what others feel about English

I speak American, so fark y'all.
 
2020-07-03 12:47:59 AM  
The verbing of nouns.
 
2020-07-03 12:59:26 AM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Mæg ic be me sylfum
soðgied wrecan
siþas secgan,
hu ic geswincdagumed
earfoðhwile
oft þrowade
abitre breostceare
gebiden hæbbe,
gecunnad in ceole


Beowulf? My senior English teacher made us memorize portions of Beowulf in Old English. I have no idea why. She was a total asshole. To me, it was Greek being spoken by sadistic Germans.

But I repeat myself.
 
2020-07-03 1:50:54 AM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Mæg ic be me sylfum
soðgied wrecan
siþas secgan,
hu ic geswincdagumed
earfoðhwile
oft þrowade
abitre breostceare
gebiden hæbbe,
gecunnad in ceole


English died in 1066.
 
2020-07-03 2:07:44 AM  
Hoisted on it's own petard.
 
2020-07-03 2:07:56 AM  
I can't think of a single time I've ever heard someone say "irregardless" non-ironically.
 
2020-07-03 2:08:00 AM  

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Wat r u tlaknig abuot?
 
2020-07-03 2:08:02 AM  
So how do we blame this one on Millennials?
 
2020-07-03 2:08:12 AM  

abhorrent1: Irregardless is a perfectly cromulent word to use when conversating.


Why add an extra syllable when you don't need to.  Regardless means the same thing for all intensive purposes.
 
2020-07-03 2:09:06 AM  

L33t Squirrel: So how do we blame this one on Millennials?


Just say it.
 
2020-07-03 2:10:25 AM  

L33t Squirrel: So how do we blame this one on Millennials?


A lack of valid reasons never kept boomers from blaming millennials before. Why stop now?
 
2020-07-03 2:11:04 AM  
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2020-07-03 2:11:26 AM  

HawgWild: It's spelled whoa. I'll never accept woah.

DO YOU HEAR ME?! NEVER!


Woah, woah, woah calm down here, its not that bad.
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2020-07-03 2:12:10 AM  
I was so sure this was going be a Trump tweet.
 
2020-07-03 2:12:32 AM  
Only according to Merriam-Webster's, the Dane Cook of English Dictionaries.
 
2020-07-03 2:13:35 AM  
The English dictionary does not make the rules, it merely describes how the language is used.  If you would rather use a language where the rules are defined by a central authority, you can switch to French.
 
2020-07-03 2:14:46 AM  
Now, u b judging! I b intravenously dee live Err..:) ing TRUTH LOLOLOL!!! Sorry you clay genital pottery barns! [(LOLOLO)   farking gen X (LOLOLLOLO) you belong in a museum!!!] & you pathetic menials = blowing cocaine butterfly's up your BUTT (HEHE), but your hemorrhoid ridden assholes are gross! Eww menials!
 
2020-07-03 2:15:56 AM  

abhorrent1: Irregardless is a perfectly cromulent word to use when conversating.


Sure...  if you want to be beaten upside the head.
 
2020-07-03 2:16:06 AM  
Meaning is use.

/and, presumably, vicea versa
 
2020-07-03 2:17:23 AM  

HawgWild: It's spelled whoa. I'll never accept woah.

DO YOU HEAR ME?! NEVER!


woah is a horse command.
 
2020-07-03 2:17:39 AM  
I remember a few years back hearing two women talking in a coffee shop behind me and when she said "Yes, but irregardless irregardless..." I felt a sudden...stabbiness come over me.

And here, my goddamn Chrome spellchecker underlined stabbiness and not irregardless.
 
2020-07-03 2:19:18 AM  
Well yeah, for all intensive porpoises.

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2020-07-03 2:20:04 AM  
When humans were first making words for things, sometimes things or concepts would get discovered that needed new words. So someone would make up a new word for something and everyone eventually agreed upon using it.

Apparently, some people feel we shouldn't do that anymore? Language policing is very odd...
 
2020-07-03 2:21:21 AM  
People are overexaggerating.
 
2020-07-03 2:21:53 AM  
Can someone please show me the words tree where the words grow naturally and we harvest them to add to the dictionary so they are now officially words?

Words meanings get changed over time.

Words get created all the time irregardless of what you think.

Did you know you Shakespeare personally brought 500 words into the lexicon?  We add words here and there randomly after they have become used so often that they become words, but 1 guy, in his lifetime, brought 500 words into the lexicon.

Critics of this would hate him.  He brought "swagger", "lonely", "hint", and "critic" into the language just by using them in his plays.
 
2020-07-03 2:22:09 AM  

DoughyGuy: Apparently, some people feel we shouldn't do that anymore? Language policing is very odd...


I agree, which is why I irreplied to your post.
 
2020-07-03 2:22:13 AM  

DoughyGuy: When humans were first making words for things, sometimes things or concepts would get discovered that needed new words. So someone would make up a new word for something and everyone eventually agreed upon using it.

Apparently, some people feel we shouldn't do that anymore? Language policing is very odd...


Quiet, you. With the tower of cards collapsing around them, people need a superiority blanket to cling to.
 
2020-07-03 2:22:51 AM  
The feels when hamberder covfefe yeets your MAGA.
 
2020-07-03 2:24:18 AM  
People don't think it be like it is, but it do.
 
2020-07-03 2:25:46 AM  
Yoooo, is the english laguage seriously officially dead? <didn't click link>

Me llamo es BongDeWeed420
 
2020-07-03 2:26:46 AM  
Clearly, too many of you haven't read

Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation
by Ammon Shea

And it shows
 
2020-07-03 2:27:46 AM  
Merriam-Webster to be etched onto the Scroll of C*nts? More likely than you think...
 
2020-07-03 2:29:14 AM  

Spartapuss: Hoisted on it's own petard.


its!

I've personally never heard anyone use the word 'irregardless' when speaking.  In print, the only time I've come across it is in written diatribes bemoaning the collapse of civilization as we know it....usually written by people who are trying very hard to justify those liberal arts degrees.   I honestly think we're ok here.

Clichéd idioms bother me a lot more than mutated single words.  I could live the rest of my life pretty comfortably if I never heard "at the end of the day" again.  You probably all have your own favourites as well.
 
2020-07-03 2:29:28 AM  
You all are taking the English language for granite.
 
2020-07-03 2:29:30 AM  
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2020-07-03 2:29:39 AM  

DoughyGuy: When humans were first making words for things, sometimes things or concepts would get discovered that needed new words. So someone would make up a new word for something and everyone eventually agreed upon using it.

Apparently, some people feel we shouldn't do that anymore? Language policing is very odd...


Right. Give an example of a new concept that needs a new word. Is it "OMG Hillary wore a pantsuit and sent an email about this?" There's already a word for that: "bullshiat."
 
2020-07-03 2:31:22 AM  

dkulprit: Can someone please show me the words tree where the words grow naturally and we harvest them to add to the dictionary so they are now officially words?

Words meanings get changed over time.

Words get created all the time irregardless of what you think.

Did you know you Shakespeare personally brought 500 words into the lexicon?  We add words here and there randomly after they have become used so often that they become words, but 1 guy, in his lifetime, brought 500 words into the lexicon.

Critics of this would hate him.  He brought "swagger", "lonely", "hint", and "critic" into the language just by using them in his plays.


Incarnadine is my favorite.
 
2020-07-03 2:31:37 AM  

FlyingBacon: L33t Squirrel: So how do we blame this one on Millennials?

Just say it.


Literally.
 
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