Words that dumb people overuse in order to look articulate

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by WM, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. WM

    WM Active Member

    per se.
  2. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    overuse, articulate
  3. Daddy Gee

    Daddy Gee Chieftain

    knew a guy that used "and what not" endlessly
  4. Tex_Volfan.

    Tex_Volfan. Only Mod Approved Posts

  5. Refugee

    Refugee New Member

    Guy at work kills me with "and I say that to say this" constantly.
  6. IP

    IP It's just business.

    "in reference to"
  7. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    The most annoying one isn't even a word: irregardless. Don't use it in my presence. I'll lose it.
  8. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    What idiot doesn't know it's unregardless?
  9. SetVol13

    SetVol13 Contributor

    No comment. I'm probably one of those dumb people.
  10. Tex_Volfan.

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  11. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    From the definition: "Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead."

    Irregardless is a malapropism, of which the "ir" is superfluous.

    By the way, we should change this thread to big words we love: mine = superfluous.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  12. Tex_Volfan.

    Tex_Volfan. Only Mod Approved Posts

    Regardles if it's not popular, it's still a word.
  13. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I would think the "ir" and "less" negative attachments would basically cancel out and make the work mean "with regard" which is exactly the opposite of how it is used.
  14. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I laughed
  15. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I worked for a guy that would say "Let's consolidate this trash".

    You mean throw it in the dumpsters, right?
  16. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    "Et cetera, et cetera"
  17. Tex_Volfan.

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  18. WM

    WM Active Member

    Mister trash man fancy pants with the refined speakin words.
  19. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

  20. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    It was funny.

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