And other wordy-words that people are not in agreeance over
Cases in point:
Ever read a sentence and know exactly what it means, but you know the words used are ‘not real words’?
agreeance Everyone at the meeting was in agreeance over [the issue].
unpossible No, no, no. The solution you are suggesting is unpossible!
Irregardless of the consequences, I’ll do it!
This word seems to be a favorite. Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logic absurdity of combining the negative ir- prefix and -less suffix in a single term. In short: you really mean "regardless", not "irregardless".
Perhaps you were just thinking faster than your fingers could type, and perhaps ‘there are tines when you computer spell-check just completely lest you down.’
(sex scene) He leaned close and kissed her beasts.
No, it is not hard core porn. He kissed her “breasts”. (The critiqueer laughed hysterically.) (There’s another one. You know what I mean, but critiqueer??
(setting: they are both in their robes) She glanced at him and saw a tuft of hair peeking out of his robe.
Well, of course, you know the author meant his sexy chest hair.
Me? After my initial shock, I turned red and laughed.
There are times when we write using the language of our area:
Youse-guys come back to see me.
So wrong; so wrong. Yankees obviously.
“Y’all come back any ole time.”
I know. I don’t see anything wrong with that either!
Of course, we, as writers, are not alone. It is something everyone does from time to time.
These are actual excerpts from writers and speakers:
Benjamin Franklin was dogmental in all his views.
Mark Twain was not afraid to expose himself in literature.
He was being used as an escape goat.
It would be wrong to set such a president.
It’s almost undealable with.
First-born children do not get hammy downs but are often used as ginny pigs.
At first, I thought she had all timers or something.
The problem was that he had eaten too many heresy chocolate bars.
Retail customers please click here to sing in to your account.
Don’t speak on anything in such a manner that you know so little about.
It brings a simile to my face.
We write. We read. We spell-check. The pace is probably just too fast.
What are some of your favorites?