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2020-10-26 10:29:20 AM  
How do I get off this ride?
 
2020-10-26 10:30:38 AM  
They really did that?

OK, I never thought I'd support book burning. Yet, here we are.
 
2020-10-26 10:36:51 AM  
Okay, I think we're done now. Just shut it all down. Humanity has failed.
 
2020-10-26 10:42:03 AM  
Eh, they just describe how people do use words, not how the should use them. Get enough people in line with your opinion of "irregardless," and maybe the MW folks will take notice.

I do notice, however, that Collegiate tags it as "nonstandard." So there's that, for what it's worth.
 
2020-10-26 10:50:19 AM  
Who here has had JLC bake them a cake, all raise their hands!

\O

I've shared this story with yinz before, right?
 
2020-10-26 10:55:14 AM  
Not sure how I feel about this, disirregrdless of how it develops.
 
2020-10-26 10:55:56 AM  

raerae1980: Who here has had JLC bake them a cake, all raise their hands!

\O

I've shared this story with yinz before, right?


Yeah.... imma pass on that:

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2020-10-26 11:00:12 AM  

NewportBarGuy: raerae1980: Who here has had JLC bake them a cake, all raise their hands!

\O

I've shared this story with yinz before, right?

Yeah.... imma pass on that:

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LOL!
It was a delicious lemon pound cake.    There were no leftovers.
 
2020-10-26 11:21:03 AM  
It's like saying "Deja vu all over again" -- it starts out as a bit of folksy, ironic, make-fun-of-the-phrase attitude, then it just takes on a life of its own.

Living Language is great. This feels like Dying Language.
 
2020-10-26 11:27:23 AM  
Do you want Idiocracy? Because this is how you get Idiocracy!
 
2020-10-26 11:30:30 AM  
She gets mad alot.
 
2020-10-26 11:31:04 AM  
For all intensive purposes, it is part of the vernacular now.
 
2020-10-26 11:33:08 AM  
Watched halloween 1+2 this weekend.  I wasn't a teen until the 90's, but if i was a teen in the 70s her & PJ Soles would be my crushes.
 
2020-10-26 11:34:10 AM  
So negative.
 
2020-10-26 11:34:37 AM  

wet drum sandwich: Eh, they just describe how people do use words, not how the should use them. Get enough people in line with your opinion of "irregardless," and maybe the MW folks will take notice.

I do notice, however, that Collegiate tags it as "nonstandard." So there's that, for what it's worth.


She's still angry, regardless. And inregardless.
 
2020-10-26 11:34:44 AM  
Meanwhile, the better educated wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster smirk at the would-be geniuses raising this "controversy". And also at Farkers who never read the links.

As it turns out, "irregardless" - which long been stigmatized as a non-word that has the opposite meaning of its intended use - is indeed included in Merriam-Webster. However, despite gaining new notoriety online, it isn't a new addition. Speaking to NPR on the matter, a Merriam-Webster spokesperson revealed that "irregardless" has appeared in the pages of its Unabridged dictionary edition since 1934.
 
2020-10-26 11:39:48 AM  
Ok. No big deal.
 
2020-10-26 11:41:53 AM  

raerae1980: NewportBarGuy: raerae1980: Who here has had JLC bake them a cake, all raise their hands!

\O

I've shared this story with yinz before, right?

Yeah.... imma pass on that:

[Fark user image 850x606]

LOL!
It was a delicious lemon pound cake.    There were no leftovers.



I've reached the age where I want to hear more about this pound cake than about risque stills of JLC in "Trading Places".
 
2020-10-26 11:42:14 AM  
She will literally break the internet with those sorts of opinions.
 
2020-10-26 11:44:06 AM  
Lowest common denominator mentality, even when i was in high school they told teacher to quit correcting ax and ask, using literally, like, and other things like that
 
2020-10-26 11:44:52 AM  
so long as they define it as "with regard" then no problem.
 
2020-10-26 11:46:13 AM  
I'm going to keep using "cromulent" until it's added. Any day now...
 
2020-10-26 11:46:40 AM  
or i suppose they could change the meaning of "non standard" to "mouth breathing, knuckle dragging, moron with the intellectual capacity of a moldering potato"

either way.
 
2020-10-26 11:47:00 AM  

WillofJ2: quit correcting ax and ask


Ones pronunciation of "ask" is determined by ones dialect. No one gets upset over how "aluminum" is pronounced.
 
2020-10-26 11:50:12 AM  
This is Merriam-Webster just saying, "You know what, morons? You win. We're tired of trying to explain this to you."
 
2020-10-26 11:50:21 AM  

cman: WillofJ2: quit correcting ax and ask

Ones pronunciation of "ask" is determined by ones dialect. No one gets upset over how "aluminum" is pronounced.


PATRICK STEWART & MARK HAMILL FOR UBER EATS #4
Youtube vuaqXRBoy90
 
2020-10-26 11:50:23 AM  

cman: WillofJ2: quit correcting ax and ask

Ones pronunciation of "ask" is determined by ones dialect. No one gets upset over how "aluminum" is pronounced.


Addendum

In my dialect we pronounce "au" in "aunt" as "on", which kinda sounds like how some say "auntie" without the ie. Its not wrong. Its just differences in dialects
 
2020-10-26 11:51:13 AM  

raerae1980: I've shared this story with yinz before, right?


Yikes, what part of the 'Burgh are you from?

also, I once went to a fundraiser hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and she was mean, insulting, rude, and offensive.
She belittled people that weren't donating enough, and shamed people that didn't donate as much as the table next to them, etc.
 
2020-10-26 11:51:53 AM  

wet drum sandwich: Eh, they just describe how people do use words, not how the should use them. Get enough people in line with your opinion of "irregardless," and maybe the MW folks will take notice.

I do notice, however, that Collegiate tags it as "nonstandard." So there's that, for what it's worth.


A language is a living thing.  They grow, in their own way, they breed and they can die.  Literal has two conflicting definitions now.  The problem isn't the dictionary.  It's the people speaking English.
 
2020-10-26 11:52:44 AM  
I didn't need to see this while finishing my interior corrections form.

/yes, the revised edition may still be underwhelming
 
2020-10-26 11:55:04 AM  
When I was in college, I was talking to this girl at a party. She told me about something funny that had happened to her that day, and she said, "I literally laughed my head off."

I said, "You mean you figuratively laughed your head off."

She said, "What?"

I said, "If you had literally laughed your head off, you wouldn't have a head."

She walked away. I stand by my statement.
 
2020-10-26 11:58:00 AM  

buntz: raerae1980: I've shared this story with yinz before, right?

Yikes, what part of the 'Burgh are you from?

also, I once went to a fundraiser hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and she was mean, insulting, rude, and offensive.
She belittled people that weren't donating enough, and shamed people that didn't donate as much as the table next to them, etc.


Kennywood Park

I had the exact opposite experience from her.
 
2020-10-26 12:01:49 PM  
Hollywood dweeb is upset. I'm supposed to care.
I'm gonna go hunker down now.
 
2020-10-26 12:06:45 PM  

raerae1980: I had the exact opposite experience from her.


Well, you must have donated a lot more than me!
 
2020-10-26 12:06:54 PM  
I gave up on the English language when "email" became a singular noun ("an email"), when "disrespecting" became a word, and when things started being "based off of" things instead of being "based on" things.

But then again, "aint" is in the Dictionary, not that it should be used.
 
2020-10-26 12:08:50 PM  

buntz: raerae1980: I had the exact opposite experience from her.

Well, you must have donated a lot more than me!


HA!
No donations, but I helped her a few times with an exhibition, she's a photography fan.   I didn't get to meet her husband, though.   I feel like I would have started quoting Spinal Tap to him......."But, this one goes to 11"...
 
2020-10-26 12:13:55 PM  

Iowan73: This is Merriam-Webster just saying, "You know what, morons? You win. We're tired of trying to explain this to you."


Nope. This is what Merriam-Webster is saying:
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2020-10-26 12:23:53 PM  
Well, it IS a word.  Not one that thinking people use or endorse, but nevertheless, it exists.  There are plenty of examples: they're often Business Buzzwords.  I look at them as handy ways to gauge the intelligence or mindset of their user.  It really saves a lot of time.

/ We will judge you.
// We won't tell you we're judging you.
/// But we will.
 
2020-10-26 12:36:00 PM  
I guess the argument is that "irregardless" supposedly means the same as "regardless".  Meanwhile, there's a move to get rid of (BAN!) "inflammable" because it means the same as "flammable".
 
2020-10-26 12:36:30 PM  
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2020-10-26 12:47:26 PM  
webron:
A language is a living thing.  They grow, in their own way, they breed and they can die.  Literal has two conflicting definitions now.  The problem isn't the dictionary.  It's the people speaking English.

I'm guessing most Americans would struggle with literature from just two centuries ago.  Works by authors like James Fenimore Cooper, Mercy Otis Warren, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton or David Ramsay.  And don't get me started on, say, Shakespeare.
 
2020-10-26 12:48:37 PM  
Disirregardlessly, language changes constantly.
 
2020-10-26 12:50:14 PM  

buntz: raerae1980: I've shared this story with yinz before, right?

Yikes, what part of the 'Burgh are you from?

also, I once went to a fundraiser hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and she was mean, insulting, rude, and offensive.
She belittled people that weren't donating enough, and shamed people that didn't donate as much as the table next to them, etc.


Sounds like the cause was important to her.

That whole setup works because people want to buddy up with the famous person.  "Fark you, contribute more money if you wanna be cool with me" might be effective?  Just a thought, never tried it that way
 
2020-10-26 1:05:30 PM  

Naido: That whole setup works because people want to buddy up with the famous person.  "Fark you, contribute more money if you wanna be cool with me" might be effective?  Just a thought, never tried it that way


I think she was going for the competition angle.
"My table wants to donate more than your table" kind of thing

But I was not long out of college, working my first job, and did not have a lot of money so I gave what I could.

Telling people that donated X number of dollars to come up to the front of the room, and then turn around and look at people left at the tables, And pointing out that those people have not donated as much was embarrassing and insulting and did not make me want to warm up to her OR her cause anymore
 
2020-10-26 1:07:29 PM  

cman: WillofJ2: quit correcting ax and ask

Ones pronunciation of "ask" is determined by ones dialect. No one gets upset over how "aluminum" is pronounced.


The interesting part is that it evolved quickly in the group of kids I was in middle and high-school with, the issue was some of the parents of the children didn't speak like that and their older siblings did not either.  Mid to late 90s, it was strange because people started writing that way and teachers were told to let it go, as well as grammar

Then texting and internet forums happened and language is slowly going away, irregardless, I don't think it matters much
 
2020-10-26 1:42:14 PM  
And yet they still haven't included "gullible" for some reason.
 
2020-10-26 2:20:40 PM  

buntz: raerae1980: I've shared this story with yinz before, right?

Yikes, what part of the 'Burgh are you from?

also, I once went to a fundraiser hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and she was mean, insulting, rude, and offensive.
She belittled people that weren't donating enough, and shamed people that didn't donate as much as the table next to them, etc.


Was this before she started eating Activia?
 
2020-10-26 2:28:43 PM  
Ones pronunciation of "ask" is determined by ones dialect. No one gets upset over how "aluminum" is pronounced.

Except for everybody in the world who is not from North America.
 
2020-10-26 3:52:13 PM  
I really detest the frequent use of "that being said" in our daily vernacular and using verbs as nouns when the equivalent noun already exists like invite instead of invitation, etc.

However, language continuously evolves based on our usage irregardless of meaning. Or as the dialect coach in the video below so eloquently puts it, "Lighten up, Francis".
Accent Expert Breaks Down Language Pet Peeves | WIRED
Youtube JTslqcXsFd4


I'm trying to relax about my linguistic pet peeves, but it's hard god dammit!
 
2020-10-26 4:29:17 PM  

Combustion: I'm going to keep using "cromulent" until it's added. Any day now...


That is a perfectly cromulent response.
 
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