Perhaps the correct usage would trigger an uncomfortable muscle spasm or a cerebral hemorrhage, but I am going to assume they could say it properly with a little training. Sometimes, words like “conversate” or “irregardless” become “established because speakers in the language find it useful,” Brewster said. In North America it has come to mean unimpressed or unfazed, although this meaning does not appear in most dictionaries. This is always crystal clear to me, when I listen carefully to a person who has learned English as their second language or I read something they have written. I heard some people say that it is and others that it is not. Cheers fpherj48, I agree that it's ok to be a grammar nazi! We label it nonstandard. I'm guilty of using of only #2 and #11 and using them very frequently lol. She was previously an editorial intern for RD.com and Westchester Magazine. Overwhelmed, yes, guilty as charged. Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on October 06, 2013: Thanks for commenting Michelle. English is the "melting pot" of many different languages, mostly German, French, Latin, Gaelic. It was actually the original spelling; having been derived from the Latin for inflame. But dictionaries have adopted the made-up word. Her articles have appeared on Buzzfeed, Business Insider, AOL, Yahoo, and MSN, among other sites. Foster's use of words like, "irregardless" in Infinite Jest. That's all I can say. Even though it is technically there, there are a large number of people who don’t consider it a word. voted up! And, from my favorite weather man, may I add the word "tempahture"? The -oid in factoid is a suffix (word ending) that means “resembling” or “like,” so factoid really means “fact-like.” 3. regardless. Yes, Merriam-Webster shocks us once again with a whole nother commonly-misperceived-as-wrong word. Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on August 07, 2013: Thanks Mavisat, I think I've been guilty of that one a few times. I haven't heard conversate before. It feels like an accidental word… Great examination here. This commonly used word doesn't exist, although some dictionaries list it as non-standard. We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer), Here’s Why You Should Never Wash Chicken Before Cooking It, 29 Trendy Slang Words That Seriously Need to End, Do Not Sell My Personal Information – CA Residents. Whilst being an accepted word, administrate can be substituted by the shorter alternative, administer. "Look it up. irregardless first appeared in the early 20th century and was perhaps popularized by its use in a comic radio program of the 1930s. Some of these words were forced into existence by their popular use; with dictionary writers succumbing to the will of mass ignorance. The unnecessary prefix was added in 14th Century England, presumably by irreparably brain damaged plague victims. Therefore, it is peculiar that the word entered mainstream culture with the prefix "re". Thank you, thank you, thank you. Random House Dictionary explains, “Snuck has occasionally been considered nonstandard, but it is so widely used by professional writers and educated speakers that it can no longer be so regarded.” In response, grammarian James J. Kilpatrick lamented that Random House‘s “tolerant view has not snuck up on me; it has sneaked up on me. I hope I have not made too many mistakes in this comment. Suzie from Carson City on August 02, 2013: Thomas......I love Love LOVE this hub! It is unclear if non-defunct can exist as a single word. In this instance, the correct spelling is unequivocally. Not surprisingly, whelmed means to be completely overcome, inundated, or submerged. But you should definitely only use prolly informally, as in: “U prolly don’t like that I said prolly when u asked me to marry u.” Don’t miss these grammar rules that are prolly safe to ignore. Otherwise, please, pay money for the use of rock, hip-hop, and jazz music. is not; am not; have not). I have read it through twice already just to make sure I have it all straight! (Same with conversating and conversated. Pamela from Mesa, Arizona on August 07, 2013: If you understood the history of the English language, you would know that there really is no original version from which to establish a right or wrong in word usage, form or spelling. ", So punctuation really does matter, even if it is only occasionally a matter of life and death.--. '” Meanwhile, English is left with no word reserved to mean “in a literal sense.” Result: Language purists refuse to use literally figuratively. Very clever combinations there Liz, I hope the expresso that got brung was not misunderestimated! The word is "regardless," not "irregardless." ", The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation. 3. . I had not heard of some of these …, Well, we wouldn’t in deepest Cornwall, we obviously have our own down here. One example he used was "utilize." Who knew???? All three words are detested by grammarians; impactful even made it onto Harvard Business Review blogger Bryan A. Garner’s list of “65 Forbidden Buzzwords.” But it’s now in the dictionary, so it’s a word. Don't be burned by using inflammable in a sentence! In some desolate areas of London and the American deep south, "brung" is used as the past participle of bring. In fact, you probably will delete this comment. So yes, irregardless is a word you can find in most dictionaries. But serious usage problems are those that create ambiguity or that erode the meaning of long-established, useful words. It's as if the dictionaries are endorsing an attitude of "don't read the dictionary", which seems a bit counter-productive. It identifies anyways as being of North American origin and gives this snobbish example: “You wouldn’t understand all them long words anyways.”, Like irregardless and anyways, orientate can be used but shouldn’t. Nate, I agree. Like irregardless and anyways, orientate can be used but shouldn’t. Before you go any further, see the process of how words even get added to the dictionary. Although I'm undoubtably and unequivocably a participator, preventative editing helps to not overwhelm, like in a nonplussed kinda way. A linguist would laugh at this story. I use reiterate too sometimes. Home Updates to the OED New words list June 2020. Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on March 30, 2014: Oh dear, I see a few here that I am prone to using - notably 'unequivocably' and 'preventative' and 'reiterate'. Brittany Gibson is a regular contributor to RD.com’s culture, food, health, and travel sections. Find more ways to say regardless, along with related words, antonyms and example phrases at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus. Registered: Jun 11, 2005. It is … Thank you Jared and infernal199 for your kind words and shares! You're presumably old enough, at least physically, to carry and birth a child. d.william from Somewhere in the south on August 03, 2013: funny hub. Your ability to feel emotions is not a goddamn organ.-TooBadF--ker. a very interesting observational piece on the English lexicon. Adding the suffix "ly" to words such as first, second and third is technically a correct usage. If thaw means to defrost something, does "unthaw" mean to freeze it again? One example he used was "utilize." I think this is a creative hub. Among many other gaffs, departed President G.W. For example, orient and orientate are both acceptable. Found 1187 words that end in less. Tap to play or pause GIF Disney Pixar It rolls off the tongue so nicely, but it's also not a word. Regardless vs. Irregardless, Sneaked vs. Snuck, Assure vs. Those who are interested in knowing more about the origins of a word would find it interesting to know that the word irregardless comes from a blend of the two words irrespective and regardless. I may try to fly the flag for them in future though! Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on November 02, 2013: Thanks Heather! Thanks for the great examples! Ah Cornwall can be forgiven for being such a lovely part of the world! Thank you for commenting Lizolivia and dwilliam. Top: RELATED ARTICLES VIDEO: This Is Arguably the Best Christmas Ad of 2020. Her somewhat surprising answer: “Merriam-Webster just officially recognised ‘irregardless’ as a word.” A horrified emoji followed; 27,000 people signalled agreement with a “Like”. This is another non-standard word that has made it into some dictionaries. He said when people say they are going to, "utilize" this fork to eat their food, they are talking bullshit. I guess `talk' is the standard alternative. Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on August 04, 2013: Thanks carrie! Ensure vs. Insure. Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on October 14, 2013: Thank you NateB11, Barbara Kay, brblog and Carb Diva for the nice comments. Some of this superfluous defilement of English tradition results from the addition of unnecessary prefixes (e.g. However, I do agree with some of your "miffs". Thanks for drawing attention to these words and for the laughs! Some mistakes, I didn't know people make them, others... guilty as charged. Ordinal numbers such as first, second, and third serve as both adjectives and adverbs, making the adverbs firstly, secondly, and thirdly redundant. asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. It usually throws them right off guard! 2. How long does it take for a word to be used incorrectly before linguists give up and alter its meaning? It's a portmanteau (a combination) of "irrespective" and "regardless". is words ending in suffixes such as 'edly' or 'ably'. BTW......Thank you for this hub! In other words, it has the same meaning as overwhelmed. I think words like ain't and aksed get associated with a certain type of person... usually those in the lower classes of society, so that may be why parents don't like their children mimicking that behavior. With everything else going on in the world right now, we don't know how long the debate will rage on, though plenty of people seem very worked up. I hate when people say irregardless but probably not as much as I hate when someone says "conversate". :). The key to words like irregardless is the notation made in Merriam-Webster’s entry: nonstandard. He said when people say they are going to, "utilize" this fork to eat their food, they are talking bullshit. People don’t like grammar cops. :D, I'm gonna save this one. 1. I was thinking about Murder on the Orient Express. : "Panda: Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. However, English is full of those words, like “incent” for “incentivize,” itself a fancy word for “motivate.” And we have synonyms, which are just like another word, so why do we need those? Sunny River from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality on August 01, 2013: Great hub! See more. New words list June 2020. And yes, language does evolve, so sometimes new words and phrases come to the fore, or their usage changes over time (like, literally). diogenes from UK and Mexico on June 11, 2019: BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on June 02, 2019: This was one of the more excellentest articles I’ve read in a while... lol.. Great article! Anyway, I don't expect a response. I will have none of it.”. Despite the word getting an official inclusion and definition in the dictionary, it looks like the debate is far from settled. It does not, has not, and will not. bring). Other nonexistent words spring from our unfamiliarity with the past participle of certain verbs (e.g. Just around the time I was reading Infinite Jest one of my college professors was talking about improperly used words. Adverb. The English language is littered with words that don't exist or shouldn't be there. Here are some more examples of short-texting that you really should know by now. She earned a BA in English from the University of Connecticut, be so regarded.” In response, grammarian James J. Kilpatrick lamented that. William from America on December 28, 2013: Thank you. What are another words for Irregardless? I heard an interview on the radio a few weeks ago. - how many s's would you like?) Many other words were researched and found to be admissible. Merriam-Webster states that funner and funnest are “sometimes” permissible. I’m okay with that. I should add that I'm not immune to making mistakes. We have defined the word irregardless — we define it as "regardless" — since 1934. Net-net Like "irregardless, " this phrase is meaningful when chopped in half, and meaningless in whole--except to indicate that the speaker doesn't know what "net" means. A Collins Dictionary entry reads, “We’ve taken so many turns I’m completely disorientated.”, The past tense of sneak is sneaked, so why have people stuck with snuck since the 1800s? Enjoyed the hub. irregardless first appeared in the early 20th century and was perhaps popularized by its use in a comic radio program of the 1930s. Anyways, why are you leaving?” The word is considered superfluous: Most dictionaries list it as an informal synonym for anyway. Most grammarians agree with Garner’s Modern American Usage: “Firstly is considered inferior to first.” But it is a word that people use, even if the best example is given in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary—”Firstly, gather all the ingredients together”—sounds a bit awkward. Regardless, irrespective. 8. Mel Carriere from San Diego California on August 02, 2013: Some of us crackers from the hills are a little bit ashamed about how we talk (see what I mean) but we are making considerable strides toward improving our grammer (hah!) Merriam-Webster says “the most frequently repeated remark about irregardless is that ‘there is no such word.’ There is such a word, however.” It has been used (mistakenly) in place of regardless since the early 1900s and has now been admitted into dictionaries. . In recent years, "alot" of people have realized it's not a proper word. 4. The meaning isn't clear either, as some people think it means defunct (making the prefix unnecessary), while others use it to mean something that isn't defunct. Much like the previous entry, preventative is a longer variant of a shorter word with exactly the same meaning. And it’s not because the lexicographers working on these dictionaries have betrayed the English language by allowing such a mongrel of a word into them. Oh this was so funny, I got excited and hit every button! No, I think it was a great article and I felt happy reading it. So don’t let the consensus of 100% of all language scholars dissuade you. Irregardless definition: regardless | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Browse our Scrabble Word Finder, Words With Friends cheat dictionary, and WordHub word solver to find words that end with less. Our wonderful President, as well as Jack Bauer, seem to know about a whole new form of energy. Aksed drives me crazy. It sounds like something that could easily happen with the American accent though. Marilyn L Davis from Georgia on August 07, 2013: Thank you for an informative and entertaining Hub. Is irregardless a word? It seems similar to irregardless in that people might say it to sound more intelligent. Our wonderful President, as well as Jack Bauer, seem to know about a whole new form of energy. Adding "over" was an unnecessary change. The word originated in British English in the 1840s as a variant of orient (both mean “to determine bearings”). Bruce from Chicago, Illinois on October 11, 2013: Good stuff, I really like these kind of hubs . Not a word! Thanks for making my day. Peace. "Our" language is so very complicated and the examples you listed just makes it more so. Moving on from the ir- prefix, there are a number of un- words which appear to contradict themselves. Also, the reason why people must have conjured up a word like irregardless is that they would have been inspired by irrespective and irreplaceable. It was probably formed on the analogy of such words as irrespective, irrelevant, and irreparable. I also sometimes use "ain't" to parody people. To make matters worse, (for those who HATE grammar nazis) I do make mistakes and have my own private list of occasional errors. I've found many of those words are quite common. Do they prefer to display ignorance? We talk about the word irregardless—mostly just to complain about it—far more than we actually use it. Sound off in the comments. Aluminium and aluminum are both acceptable as the British and American spellings respectively. Wrong meaning: Regardless, without consideration of (or despite) the circumstances. I hate this word, and any other ‘cutesy’ word for pregnant. However, it … Irregardless. Participator likely emerged from similar words like competitor and adjudicator. Check out these other words and phrases you’re probably using all wrong. Listen to Public Enemy, then get back to me. As for the rest of them, I believe I just laughed and felt bad for people. Earlier editions of Merriam-Webster dictionaries had entries for both unremorseless and unmerciless. Nevertheless, it wouldn't be a bad idea to create a compound word in this instance. For those who do not, it means to repeat. The word originated in British English in the 1840s as a variant of orient (both mean “to determine bearings”). Please don't blame me, prior to this hub and as you suggested, we don't hear people say whelmed and I wasn't even aware that it was a word. Yanks stuck with orient, which is still the preferred usage—orientate is considered nonstandard in most American dictionaries. I find that putting on an accent helps to make that clear. Then I was corrected by my barista friend. "Allons bon!" Like conversate above, irregardless isn’t actually a word. We are no longer supporting IE (Internet Explorer) as we strive to provide site experiences for browsers that support new web standards and security practices. I think I used to say expresso LOL!!! Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Anakin_Sockwalker, Feb 5, 2007. You start number 20 with 'whilst', which itself is an unacceptable word. pljarizona, thanks for your comment. Her somewhat surprising answer: “Merriam-Webster just officially recognised ‘irregardless’ as a word.” A horrified emoji followed; 27,000 people signalled agreement with a “Like”. The word is "INdetectable; you can't undetect something! :). The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over its shoulder. Making fun of regional differences in pronunciation is tacky. Hilarious and educational, liked on Facebook and I'll be sharing :) Cheers! It took me a while to realize what was meant by shoots. The language is not static. The English language is complicated, to say the least, and sometimes the rules just don’t make any sense. Actually, it can. Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on August 09, 2013: I loved this hub. When all other grammatical rules are followed, quickly spoken words are often combined (e.g. I feel like a punk kid trying to sound intelligent when I use words like that. Even though it is technically there, there are a large number of people who don’t consider it a word. Great list! Irregardless. As the prefix "in" often means an opposite (e.g. Neither meaning makes much sense because both require "plussed" to be a word, which it isn't. One that always makes me laugh is "your" being used in place of "you're" because the meaning is quite different. I think you misunderstood me. It is easy to add the suffix "ably" to longer words. As in, “We conversated about the weekend plans” or “We conversated about how conversate is actually a word.” Next, check out the best online programs that are best to check you grammar. Those who use the word, including on occasion educated speakers, may do so from a desire to add emphasis. If a tough day can get tougher, and weird house guests can get weirder, why can’t a fun drink get funner after they’re gone? (hubbers is not a word either but what the heck). I never know if I've written a good hub until I read the comments, and your reaction made my day! Despite its prefix and suffix adding up to a double negative, the speaker still generally uses the quirky word as a substitute for either of its originating words. Anakin_Sockwalker, Feb 5, 2007 #1. Full list of synonyms for Irregardless is here. Similar to "aksed". Thanks a lot for sharing it, and enlightening us. The flagrant use of "...that" is my biggest peeve in English writing and conversation. I had not heard of granite being used in place of granted before. Eats, shoots and leaves. Irregardless isn't a word, as fun as it is to say. you left out my favorite - conversate. Entertaining and voted up. And yet most of them (combined with your reactions) was hilarious. Little did they realize that these words do not … Bush once used "misunderestimated" in a public speech. Plus, irregardless can be annoying because it often takes the place of the perfectly good regardless and irrespective, which don’t deserve to be pushed out of the language by a logic-flouting upstart like irregardless. Um den relevanten Eigenarten der Produkte zu entsprechen, vergleichen wir bei der Auswertung eine Vielzahl von Eigenarten. Cheers Canthearmescream! I am usually always correcting peoples grammar and getting into arguments over whether or not words are 'real'! Find more ways to say regardless, along with related words, antonyms and example phrases at Thesaurus.com, the world's most trusted free thesaurus. Clearly, brought is the appropriate alternative. Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on September 18, 2014: Yea, we can be forgiven overwhelmed. Cultural values, and therefore, language, evolves. Irregardless is a nonstandard synonym for regardless, which means “without concern as to advice, warning, or hardship,” or “heedless.”. If you haven’t ever heard about the controversy around “irregardless”, here it is in a nutshell: “irregardless” means the same thing as “regardless”; some people mistakenly use “irregardless” instead of “regardless”; everyone is arguing about whether “irregardless” should be considered “correct” or at least a word. Wait, so is that the opposite of ‘regardless’? One commenter, the same who said, "Irregardless is not a word," noted rather aptly, "There is absolutely no value to 'irregardless' except to recognize people who didn't study." For this reason, it sometimes makes it into dictionaries as a non-standard word. When people say irregardless, they actually mean to say regardless. Wait, so is that the opposite of ‘regardless’? :-). You're a lucky one then! Thanks for these corrections. Contradictory 'Un-' Words. For example, when Uncle John gets sent to Acapulco in the dead of winter for a “business trip,” we’re happy for him but also maddish. And I ALWAYS use 'firstly' and 'secondly'! One of the most amusing quirks of the grammar-Nazi profession is when people use "grammer" to correct the grammar of others. When it was my first time to hear this term, I actually thought that it was expresso. Yes, gonna is a word—and it has been since 1806 (the same year the word litterateur was created, which strangely, is a real word as well). It’s Nonstandard English and is not recommended for formal writing. I would have loved to put in misused words too (like went instead of gone). "language is fluid" is going to get this language killed. Lizolivia from Central USA on August 02, 2013: I ain't heard all these grammer uses reiterated alot. Irregardless has been used so often that it actually is in the dictionary now and that’s kind of sad. Have you ever heard someone say they are "whelmed"? Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on November 19, 2013: Thanks for commenting idigwebsites. Like it or not, irregardless is a real word. usage: irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir-and -less. I know. When someone doesn't listen closely to how a word sounds, they can fill in the blanks using common words that sound similar (e.g. It first appeared in 17th Century England around the time of another plague outbreak, although I am sure that's just a coincidence. Thanks for sharing! I laughed, I cried... you had it all! Nonplussed is Latin for "no more" in the context of being too confused to understand any more. Anusha Jain from Delhi, India on October 27, 2017: Wow. Anyone with a background in science or computing will know what iterate means. I think some people find that word difficult to say, so they just don't bother saying it properly. Not a word! English is wacky so we’ve compiled a list of words that people don’t believe are actually real, but have been declared authentic by Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Für euch haben wir eine Selektion von getesteten Words like irregardless und jene nötigen Fakten die man benötigt. Is irregardless a word? As regardless is already a negative, adding "ir" makes it a meaningless double negative. Right meaning: There’s no correct meaning because “irregardless” is not a real word! The ignorant people of north Louisiana and south Arkansas commonly use this term when they mean conversation. 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