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rediculous is a ridiculous way to spell that word.

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I don't get how people don't correct their mistakes when most browsers come with automatic spell checks!! Perhaps they don't care?
The last two (very old) computers didn't have spell check. Well, maybe it had it at one point but I couldn't get it to work.

The computer (Mac) I have now gets really mad if I make a spelling or grammatical mistake. It will practically reach out and smack ya. (I typed ya on purpose to see what my computer would do. I now have a black eye).






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Irregardless is not a word. You either mean 'regardless' or 'irrelevant'.
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Irregardless is not a word. You either mean 'regardless' or 'irrelevant'.
Or "irrespective."
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Irregardless is not a word. You either mean 'regardless' or 'irrelevant'.
m-w.com says "The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however."

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless

They do suggest using regardless instead. I don't say irregardless; my husband does though.

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I disagree with the dictionary.
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Is anyone else being extra mindful of their spelling, grammar and punctuation on this thread?

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...(very old) computers didn't have spell check...
Ok, yes. There are a handful of people who still use very old computers. Mine is a 2000. HOWEVER, if you can access the internet, you can get Firefox browser, which comes complete with a spell check (uhh spell checker...?). I can't say for sure, but Internet Explorer 7 probably does too.

STILL!!!!!


[quote=DaughterOfKali;11788326]...I typed ya on purpose to see what my computer would do. I now have a black eye...[quote]

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the only thing that bugs me is advise being used in place of advice. drives me batty. i haven't seen anyone on the net use it correctly. everything else i can ignore, but not that one!
Oh man, I thought I was the only one being slowly driven crazy by this.
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Ok, yes. There are a handful of people who still use very old computers. Mine is a 2000. HOWEVER, if you can access the internet, you can get Firefox browser, which comes complete with a spell check (uhh spell checker...?). I can't say for sure, but Internet Explorer 7 probably does too.
What about people who just don't care that much? I try to type correctly, but messages don't have to be perfect to get their point across.

And I refuse to use Firefox. I hate change and I just got used to IE7.

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m-w.com says "The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however."

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless

They do suggest using regardless instead. I don't say irregardless; my husband does though.
It's one of those 'words' that was only put in there because people kept saying it, like 'ain't' was. (Another annoying non-word.)

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My spell check doesn't work on quick reply so I probably have some spelling errors (I actually corrected several in this short sentence )
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...What about people who just don't care that much?...
You're driving the rest of us crazy.

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And "supposedly" not "supposably"!!
gah! my ILs do this & it drives me :

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It's one of those 'words' that was only put in there because people kept saying it, like 'ain't' was. (Another annoying non-word.)
Ain't *is* actually a word. It is the antiquated contraction of am not. So saying "I ain't..." is actually grammatically correct.

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You're driving the rest of us crazy.
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ooh and it's COULDN'T care less. If you could care less, it wouldn't be the same.
This one is my top pet peeve!! It makes me nuts, and people say it ALL the time. If you could care less, than YOU CARE! AHHHH!
I just don't see why people can't see it!

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I was so fustrated when they would'nt let me take my sammich into the libery, supposably their is some kind of rule about that.
This one makes me crazy too!

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Ain't *is* actually a word. It is the antiquated contraction of am not. So saying "I ain't..." is actually grammatically correct.
Nobody will ever convince me of that. It's an antiquated non-word stubbornly used by people who want to drive pedantic folks like me insane.

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A Wallah is an Indian guy who does stuff. Laundry wallah, grocery wallah, etc, etc

Voila is a french word meaning, roughly, "there it is".


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No, thank you, its about time someone said something.

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ooh and it's COULDN'T care less. If you could care less, it wouldn't be the same.
This drives me batty, even my DH says it. I'm from the UK and I had never heard "could care less" until moving to the US. I assumed it was the American version, although it didn't make any sense to me.

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for all intensive purposes.
Yeah, that one.
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While we're on the subject, it's "specific" not "Pacific." As in, "please be specific."

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Along the lines of supposably and supposedly, I bring you undoubtedly and undoubtably.
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From an enlightened anthropological linguistic relativist perspective, this is all quite silly.

Borrow words often change pronunciation in the language into which they are borrowed. This is true of the French words borrowed into English. "Voila" pronounced "wallah" isn't good French, but it is perfectly acceptable English, at least in a Southeastern N. American dialect. Likewise, words are pronounced differently in different regions, often in ways contrary to the phonetics of their spellings. English isn't a completely phonetic language anyway, there is a disconnect between written and spoken word, the former being more formal and standardized. This is less true online, where people are just typing as fast as they can and usually temporaneously, much as they would just talk in a conversation rather than give a prepared speech.

Spelling in English isn't standardized either, not completely, as hard as the dictionary-manufacturers might try to make it so. Misspellation bothers me more than dialect-variant spoken word. But that's a personal hang-up and not very relativist of me.

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also, it's dilated, not dialated.

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disdain, not destain. That one actually makes me :

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Megan, I think you're hearing it right in your head, but phonetically it's "bow-coo" (bow - as in bow and arrow)

Yes, I didn't want people think I meant 'bow' as in to bend forward though

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also, it's dilated, not dialated.
ahHA! I KNEW that looked weird when I wrote it in an MSN messenger conversation earlier. I was relating my birth experience with my now two week old; and I was explaining that I was 9-3/4 "dialated" and wouldn't budge that extra quarter inch...and I sat there puzzled because the word just didn't look right. Now I know why. Oh MSN messenger, why don't you have spell check??

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Yes, I didn't want people think I meant 'bow' as in to bend forward though

Ah yes, the problem with phonetics in the difficult language of English! (seriously, that was a problem...bow and bow....damn it.)

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I find that I make a lot more typing mistakes than I do when I'm writing. My fingers seem to get ahead of my brain.

I'm not a grammar fiend, but there are a few things that drive me absolutely batty, like the way my husband pronounces my home state.

It's Mass-ah-choo-sets

NOT Mass-ah-too-sis

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Also, this isn't America, it's a website on the internet. I'm reading this from Canada where many people speak French as their first language. There are moms who read MDC around the world.
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From an enlightened anthropological linguistic relativist perspective, this is all quite silly.

Borrow words often change pronunciation in the language into which they are borrowed. This is true of the French words borrowed into English. "Voila" pronounced "wallah" isn't good French, but it is perfectly acceptable English, at least in a Southeastern N. American dialect. Likewise, words are pronounced differently in different regions, often in ways contrary to the phonetics of their spellings. English isn't a completely phonetic language anyway, there is a disconnect between written and spoken word, the former being more formal and standardized. This is less true online, where people are just typing as fast as they can and usually temporaneously, much as they would just talk in a conversation rather than give a prepared speech.

Spelling in English isn't standardized either, not completely, as hard as the dictionary-manufacturers might try to make it so. Misspellation bothers me more than dialect-variant spoken word. But that's a personal hang-up and not very relativist of me.
Who's talking about pronunciation? People are actually typing wallah
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I thought about this post yesterday. While driving home from DH softball game 7 yr old DD said Wallah. I thought about correcting her, but she sounded so cute. I think I'll let her use until she's at least 8.

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