Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by DaltonGang, Feb 9, 2022.
and the other 10%?
Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?
uh, would you kindly answer my question please? As for yours, the best sample I can come up with is the INfield and OUTfield as parts of a basseball field. Course there's a difference in location between INfield and Outfield, but they are part of ths same "field".
So why is someone "shot dead", and another is "burned alive".
Both are in the grave.
Goshwow, Primo. I hope you are doing well, my verbose friend.
someone "shot dead" is shot with the final result of dying FROM the shot. As for "burned alive", that just makes no sense, as how many people walk around with flames all over their skin?
Livin' the life, Charlie. Miss kibitzing with you. Best regards to you and Kathy.
Akxs.. IE. When used as I gotta Akxs you a question..
Aight ..IE. I'm not mad its Aight....
It's not quite on topic , but , I dislike it when people mis-use the words to and too !!
You mean in spelling or speaking?
If it is spoken, how can you tell if it was used incorrectly?
Could lead to an interesting debate here.
Written. It is harder to tell when spoken other than the O is shorter / quicker when used as to than when used as too .....
Because one was either burned alive; i.e. still living, or burned dead (strangled first). Executions and punishments in the Middle Ages and beyond got 'interesting.'
'Near miss' is an interesting one for me. It is, in fact, a hit. As in, "it nearly missed, but didn't." It's just such a odd turn of phrase, and often gets misused.
And then there's this gem...
Same here especially hangry.
How about "fugly"?
Yes I am lowbrow and I have use that that highly technical term. Usually restoring someone poor attempt at construction or remodeling that tends to self-destruct. When people are trying to repair their house with coat hangers and rolls of duck tape or gaffer tape the situation is going to be fugly.
While a word, I find this to be interesting.
Frequently Asked Questions About irregardless.
Is irregardless a word?
Yes. It may not be a word that you like, or a word that you would use in a term paper, but irregardless certainly is a word. It has been in use for well over 200 years, employed by a large number of people across a wide geographic range and with a consistent meaning. That is why we, and well-nigh every other dictionary of modern English, define this word. Remember that a definition is not an endorsement of a word’s use.
Does irregardless mean the same thing as regardless?
Yes. We define irregardless as "regardless." Many people find irregardless to be a nonsensical word, as the ir- prefix usually functions to indicate negation; however, in this case it appears to function as an intensifier. Similar ir- words, while rare, do exist in English, including irremediless ("remediless"), irresistless ("resistless") and irrelentlessly ("relentlessly).
Is irregardless slang?
We label irregardless as “nonstandard” rather than “slang.” When a word is nonstandard it means it is “not conforming in pronunciation, grammatical construction, idiom, or word choice to the usage generally characteristic of educated native speakers of a language.” Irregardless is a long way from winning general acceptance as a standard English word. For that reason, it is best to use regardless instead.
First Known Use of irregardless
1795, in the meaning defined above
Since the word contains two negatives("ir" and "less".....).it should simply be "regard". Oh wait, that already IS a word
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