You’re probably guilty of these crimes against the English language. There are several words which you use but they don’t even exist. You use them so often that you’ve made them to appear normal. Bad grammar spreads like a wild fire when there’s nobody to stop it soon enough.
You’ve probably heard some people mutilate English words but you just cringed and left them to their own devices. Unlike you, we won’t let this just slide anymore. People need to know the truth so they stop embarrassing themselves while trying to sound cool.
Are you guilty of any of these literary atrocities?
Irregardless: First off, there’s no such word. Most people who use this ‘word’ assume it can be used in the place of “regardless.” Every time you use it, a grammar Nazi suffers a rage fit.
Grammer: It’s grammar, not grammer! If you can’t even spell grammar, what else would you probably know about good grammar?
Alot, alittle: Stop it already. People who write a lot or a little as one word are simply too lazy to hit the space bar. If you aren’t, don’t do it again.
Supposably: No. It’s supposedly. And no, it’s not cool at all, not even when you’re saying it among people who can’t speak English. Grammar Nazis will find out and you will be shamed.
I could care less: It’s actually supposed to be ” I couldn’t care less” which means that you don’t care at all. Not even a little. When you say “I could care less” you’re simply saying that you care, which is not what people mean to say when they use that phrase.
We have a bonus “bad word,” which is often misused and more often overused. Your guess is correct! It’s none other than the word ” literally.” If I had a dollar for every time you wrongly used that word , I’d probably be one of the most moneyed grammar Nazis you’ll ever meet.
Share this article with that friend who is obsessed with all the wrong words. When you don’t want to suffer bad grammar embarrassments, hire a copywriter to write or at least proofread your copy before you let it go live.