Saturday, May 29, 2010
Do you ever make up words? I'm not sure I make up words as much as I make up shortcuts. I was realizing this the other day. I'll make up contractions that probably don't exist but I've been writing them/spelling them like that so long, it makes sense to me!
In a way, is it a double standard? Because I don't like and always notice when another misspells something.
I attribute my shortcuts to the code that I learned in high school because it combines certain shortcuts in words, making the code a bit more tricky and easier to write in.
Still, even though I excuse it it myself, there are a lot of words that are so common that they are now accepted yet still makes me cringe:
Irregardless. (it's not a word, makes no sense because "regardless" says it all)
Literally. I may be the only person left that defines literally as actual LITERAL.
Can you think of some other words that are misused/abused? Does it bother you?
Posted by victoria at 5/29/2010 09:32:00 AM