Monday, September 17, 2007

Who's dumber, OJ Simpson or the interviewee?

Irregardless is one of those "words" like conversate. What do the two of them have in common? THEY DON'T REALLY EXIST. Well, they do exist, but only on the tips of rednecks' tongues (and, of course, in my nightmares).

Irregardless ain't a proper word. I just looked it up in the dictionary and it has four entries: one refers to the word as erroneous, two say that people say it to add humor (shudder), and one notes that it "is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage."

And since I'm already nitpicking here, the stupid person who allowed the pseudo-word irregardless to come out of his mouth also ended his sentence in a preposition. Normally when people are speaking casually and end their sentences in prepositions, I don't mind (unless it sounds hideously awkward--more awkward than it would have sounded had they inserted the preposition at a more appropriate spot not at the end of the sentence). But since I'm already being picky, I may as well continue to do so.

This dude needs to conversate (tee-hee!) with some grammarphiles. They'll straighten his ass out.

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