Creative Spelling, Profanity and Obscenity

…It’s kind of like asking, “Where’s the car at?” “At” is redundant. The question should be, “Where’s the car?”...
Reminds me of the joke about the Alabama boy looking for the library at Harvard…

…Isaiah 63:1, you and I could have huge fun debating grammar.
Sadly, we’d both agree that that’s fun!
 

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Agreed. The first syllable of “irregardless“ is redundant.

It’s kind of like asking, “Where’s the car at?” “At” is redundant. The question should be, “Where’s the car?”

Isaiah 63:1, you and I could have huge fun debating grammar.
Well southerners use “at” and “mash” a lot. But it’s probably just jargon. I mean have you heard Brits use “me” in place of “my”. Each culture has different forms of slang. It’s what makes the English language hard to fully learn.
 
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Well southerners use “at” and “mash” a lot. But it’s probably just jargon. I mean have you heard Brits use “me” in place of “my”. Each culture has different forms of slang. It’s what makes the English language hard to fully learn.
“Mash”? In place of smash, crumple, etc?
 

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Wait..."Alot" is not a word. It's two words. "A lot". Just saying, since we're talking grammar.
Im not a grammar Nazi so mostly I don't care as long as it is not a totally made up word like irregardless. Yes if I am writing something professionally I am going to look it over before I submit it or send it out. But as far as the " Where are you going to be at" type of issues in common conversations, I really don't have an issue with it as long as I can understand what someone means by it.
 

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While we are on the subject, could someone tell John Parker Wilson that the word is not "Xpecially?" Man, I cringe every time I hear him on the radio and he says it 500 times on every broadcast.
 

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While we are on the subject, could someone tell John Parker Wilson that the word is not "Xpecially?" Man, I cringe every time I hear him on the radio and he says it 500 times on every broadcast.
That’s kinda like “axing” a question........a co worker of mine says that from time to time and someone will inevitably say “ watch out, we got a killer in here”
 
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That’s kinda like “axing” a question........a co worker of mine says that from time to time and someone will inevitably say “ watch out, we got a killer in here”
"Ax" for "ask" is so ancient, Chaucer uses it in Canterbury Tales. "At" at the end of the sentence for location descended to us from the viking raider/settlers. It's still common in the western Norwegian dialects...
 
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