2 Words to Remove from Your Vocabulary

Why? Because they’re made up.

John Kensinger

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Short and sweet, here are two words to stop using… today.

1. Irregardless

[ir-i-gahrd-lis]

Unfortunately, this word has somehow made it into various dictionaries due to its common usage; which is sad. It is a bastardization and conflation of two different words: irrespective and regardless.

Irrespective is a great word.

Regardless is a great word.

Let’s not combine them, though.

2. Supposably

[Suh-pohz-uh-blee]

Similarly, common (incorrect) usage of “supposedly” has morphed into this misused word, which is now seen as an appropriate colloquialism in many circles (sad face).

Of course, this is how language changes over time, but this iteration just doesn’t sound quite as good to me as its progenitor.

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John Kensinger

From California, now in North Carolina. Join me as I delve into the realms of health, learning, language, and sustainability..