I’m going to start this square with an critical open use announcement: “Irregardless” is not a word.
Webster will try to tell we that it’s cold to use it, yet Webster is a liar. It contradicts itself. It doesn’t make sense. The word you’re looking for is “regardless,” and no, they shouldn’t usually be used all willy-nilly to meant a same thing. In that vein, however, this caricature isn’t a usually common denunciation blunder we make on a daily basis.
Few things make my blood boil utterly like “Game of Thrones” spoilers and a aforementioned crime opposite humanity, yet I’m not defence to creation common mistakes myself. For example, a “chaise lounge” is apparently not a thing…and we contend that word each time we see what we trust to be a chaise lounge. More on that later. Here are a few some-more difference and phrases that we all need to stop screwing up.
1. This competence seem like a no-brainer, yet in some circles, “ask” sounds a whole lot like “axe.” While that’s all good and excellent for bland conversation, maybe equivocate revelation interviewers that we need to mattock them something so they don’t consternation given you’re going all Lizzie Borden for no reason.
2. Unless you’re George W. Bush, stop observant “nucular.” Sound it out.
3. A buttress for people in meetings who consider that creation some-more difference come out of their faces will make them sound some-more authoritative, a word “for all intents and purposes” is mostly confused with “for all complete purposes,” that is not indeed a genuine idiom.
4. Here’s one of that we am very, unequivocally guilty. While I’m over here observant “mischEEvious,” people who know how to contend difference pronounce it a right way, that is “MISHchivous.” Noted.
5. When it comes to adjusting or relocating something, we shouldn’t “orientate” it, given that’s not a thing. The word you’re looking for is “orient.”
6. The man who indeed invented a gifs we all know and adore says that we should contend “jif,” yet that’s for peanut butter. Every other tellurian on this Earth says “gif” with a tough G, so let’s go with that.
7. If you’re like me, we see uncanny variety of chairs and couches and say, “That’s a good chaise lounge.” The usually downside is that a chaise loll that we’re informed with has a made-up moniker that does zero yet make us sound imagination and French. “Chaise longue” is technically correct. If we asked a folks during Wayfair, though, they’d disagree.
8. If we went to your cousin’s marriage and after told them how most we enjoyed a “nuptuals,” you’d have sounded approach some-more convincing if you’d pronounced it properly. “Nupshels” will offer we improved subsequent time.
9. Please, for a adore of all things holy, stop observant “expresso.” This will save we so most chagrin when we go to Italy and ask for coffee. Europeans don’t need another reason to ridicule us, friends.
10. I’ll be a initial to acknowledge that “excetera” unequivocally rolls off a tongue, yet that’s given we don’t pronounce Latin. Pronounce it as it’s created and you’ll be golden.
We all make mistakes! That being said, it’s never a bad thought to right those annoying wrongs, generally given they can unequivocally come behind to haunt us when we’re perplexing to win arguments and land the dream jobs.
Or we could take this route. Either one.