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    Quote Originally Posted by BlairBettsBlocksEverything View Post
    i guess it's a phrase but 'X wanted it more'

    these are pro athletes who have busted their ass their entire lives. they both want it
    Good one! I think sometimes it is used appropriately, but many times it is a frustrating thing to hear. It's bad in team context as well. If a team wins one zip on a flukey goal, it does not mean they wanted it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    should be phrase/saying, not word

    for word, "generational"

    for phrase, "not trying to do too much"
    phrase - "Like I said..." as the first thing out of your mouth you didn't say anything yet!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    words become words through usage, Impactful has already made it into the Oxford dictionary. Ginormous is a recent word. But some fake words are just people not understanding how to speak English, like "Irregardless"
    Actually that is a word

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    very easy....and I HATE this...

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    STFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Chief View Post
    Actually that is a word
    what does it mean then?

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    I'm going to change my vote to "lexicon".
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    Quote Originally Posted by NY Chief View Post
    Actually that is a word
    which

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    words become words through usage, Impactful has already made it into the Oxford dictionary. Ginormous is a recent word. But some fake words are just people not understanding how to speak English, like "Irregardless"
    This guy gets it.
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    My English 151 professor was wrong then haha. When did impactful become a word? Like two years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    words become words through usage, Impactful has already made it into the Oxford dictionary. Ginormous is a recent word. But some fake words are just people not understanding how to speak English, like "Irregardless"
    And yet irregardless is acceptable vernacular, when you're not with grammar Nazis.

    Lots of debate around it. Same as Oxford comma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliveIn94 View Post
    My English 151 professor was wrong then haha. When did impactful become a word? Like two years?

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    Professors are frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    And yet irregardless is acceptable vernacular, when you're not with grammar Nazis.
    Acceptable vernacular??? lol no, not acceptable in any shape or form - has nothing to do with nazi anything. I hope you don't use that word because people are laughing at you when you do. It's not accepted at all it's just completely incorrect.

    The word is either "regardless" or "irrespective". "irregardless" is just plain failing to properly speak English.
    Last edited by GordonGecko; 08-19-2019 at 11:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    Acceptable vernacular??? lol no, not acceptable in any shape or form - has nothing to do with nazi anything. I hope you don't use that word because people are laughing at you when you do. It's not accepted at all it's just completely incorrect.

    The word is either "regardless" or "irrespective". "irregardless" is just plain failing to properly speak English.
    Nah. Only grammar Nazis laugh. No one else really gives a flying fuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    And yet irregardless is acceptable vernacular, when you're not with grammar Nazis.

    Lots of debate around it. Same as Oxford comma.
    It's a double negative, so that doesn't make sense. It cancels its original meaning if you're paying attention.

    I like to use "disirregardless" in meetings and watch people wrinkle their brow as they try to work the equation out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunny View Post
    It's a double negative, so that doesn't make sense. It cancels its original meaning if you're paying attention.

    I like to use "disirregardless" in meetings and watch people wrinkle their brow as they try to work the equation out.
    I mean, I don't disagree. But people still use it the same way they use "ginormous". So if we're going to say that words become words through usage, there you have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    I mean, I don't disagree. But people still use it the same way they use "ginormous". So if we're going to say that words become words through usage, there you have it.
    Except that it's not a new word being used, it's people getting their words confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    Except that it's not a new word being used, it's people getting their words confused
    Well, kind of like "ain't"...but Mirriam Webster calls both of them acceptable words, soooooooo....

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ain't

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Well, kind of like "ain't"...but Mirriam Webster calls both of them acceptable words, soooooooo....

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ain't

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless
    lol, from the link you provided...

    Is irregardless a word?: Usage Guide

    Irregardless was popularized in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its increasingly widespread spoken use called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

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