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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by krzyhobo, Feb 14, 2004.
:rant: "Anyways" is NOT A WORD!!! STOP USING IT!!! :rant:
I'll hop on this bandwagon right after I successfully get people to stop saying "try and" when they mean "try to"
and, oh, it's "couldn't care less" if you could care less, you probably would.
Well, I could care less, but won't...it would be a bad thing if I couldn't. But I'm Dutch anyways, so I'll just blame Durf! :lol:
It's Durfs fault for the word anyways...
Anyways whats the point of this topic?
It does indeed exist. Sorry to burst your bubble.
Come on, I could of told you that
Although I sometimes have to look twice to see what somebody means to say on this forum, I think it's pretty hard to expect the Queen's English from a group so spread out across the globe. Relax, it's only words you know ;-)
true and most of the time i'm simply stunned by how amazing the quality of the english on this forum is. i'm english luckily because i can't speak any other languages at all much to my intense shame.
Hmmm, this is like several character in the Futurama series. John DiMaggio intentionnaly put 's' at the end of several words where there would never be a 's'.
i.e. "What withs yous?"
like the new avatar Ti-Ben.
but really you've only just realised?
No I didn't realise it just now. But now's the better time to put it up.
As a person who has dabbled quite a bit in language studies (yes, english..), i feel compelled to mention that language is an every evolving entity, if everyone starts using anyways, there will be 'anyways'. Even if it does appear to already exist.
Anyways... i was saying...
I once worked for a well known computer company (known mostly for cameras & printers). Anyway, I worked in the printer lab, testing life cycles, ink cartridges, brand comparisons and also running off 1000's of print samples to be used for marketing. When i started working there one of the samples I was running was a combination picture/story to sell a new model color printer. The story involved a detective (the companies radio pitchman/character) seraching for a printer to meet the needs of a sultry client. when he finally discovers the printer he needs he declares "Who could of thought of that?" Literally 1000's of copies of this ad had gone out to stores and salespeople before I actually bothered to read the ad I was endless printing and point out the error to my boss. It was a bad day for the marketing department when they found out.
we can all speak Ye Olde Englishe if it makes you feel better...
That's not correct. The word anyways is in my "Official Scrabble Dictionary",
so it must be a word, or at least acceptable for use.
I'm not posting this to knock anyone's English who has learned it as a second language. I completely agree that we have quite an amazingly diverse and well versed (hah, I crack me up) group here. The problem lies in the fact that we oughtn't be encouraging colloquial or slang word usage, let alone nonsensical grammar. Call me a snob, I probably am one about language, but I can rest assured that I'm correct. Oh, and I'm sure somewhere among my posts you can find improper grammar, please don't bother linking to it/rubbing it in my face. There's a difference between being too lazy to proofread and making up words. That's what the President is for.
my Webster's Ninth lists 'anyways' as chiefly dial[ect] not slang or colloquial. sure, it's unneeded as the definition is the same as 'anyway' (much like the made up word 'irregardless' vis-a-vi 'regardless') but it's not 'not a word'
Ok, you win. I retract my "not a word" rant from above but not without a realistic look at this situation. Do you really think that the forum members (and B-netters *shudder) that write "newayz" every time they begin a new paragraph have an understanding of the word? Most would not argue, I'm sure, that they are using a legitimate colloquial or dialectic word (simply mispelled for convenience) but would instead tell me to buzz off were I to confront them. I don't expect perfection, that's unreasonable. It seems to me that most posters are interested in saving those precious 1/100ths of a second by using "u", "r", etc. in place of their correct counterparts so you'd be doing both you and me a favor by shortening 'anyways' to 'anyway'.
edit: one big, nasty spelling mistake
I mean, I have a healthy dislike for 1337-speak and such, and I even punctuate my instant messages--the degredation of the English language is sad. That having been said, I prefer anyways to newayz. There was an entertaining idea for a client-side chat filter on worldofwar.net. Check it out.