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This is unacceptable. "Anyways" is nonstandard in English, and ergo, it is not a real word. It's "anyway." Please, **** correct yourself and stop using "anyways." Thank you.

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Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:19 am
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I'm sorry, DatVu. :(

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I understand your concern, but your message may be in vain. Who would listen to this anyways?

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YO DATVU, I'M REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU, AND I'MMA LET YOU FINISH, BUT AIN'T IS ONE OF THE WORST NONSTANDARD WORDS OF ALL TIME. OF ALL TIME!

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There was a point in time that "ain't" was a contraction of "I am not" that was actually grammatically correct. "Anyways" was never more than slang, at best.


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Not according to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Tenth Edition.

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That one sucks.


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You guys and your language, make us foreigners confused. :(

I always thought that "ain't" was either used as an equivalent to "am not" (even though the correct form is "amn't", I think?) or to "is not". I still find it an awkward word and never use it, unless I think the sentence will look weird/too formal if I don't.

"Anyways", in my mind, is/was an informal use of "anyway", and "anyways" could be used all by itself (such as in "Anyways, I'm off"), while "anyway" sounded better if followed by another word (such as in "But, anyway, I'm off").

Haha, I'm so confused.

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We sometimes slur our speech, and it becomes "catchy" if you will. Almost like a virus.

"Ain't" wasn't proper English until the 1990s, outside of Ebonics and redneck areas, if that. Ain't is a sort-of made up conjunction of am and not.

"I ain't gonna do my homework" is actually "I am not going to do my homework"

Similar to "Injun" subbing in Indian - you speak quickly, and words slur together. Or when used in close proximity to other words like "going to to do something" - say that quickly and/or defiantly, and you arrive at "gonna do something" - to-do has little separation in sounding unless annunciated, and after doing it for a long time, it becomes second nature.

These new-age-nuances end up getting annoying if you don't speak the language - imagine my horror if/when I go to another country, and they aren't speaking like I learned, using more than bad grammar, but completely misusing vocabulary and destroying conjugation.


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I will never stop using "anyways", DatVu & this is actually pointless to ask of people nowadays... :wink:

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Why would one resist the betterment of himself, as well as accede to arrant nescience by not only ignoring the truth, but continuing to embrace it? ):


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DatVu wrote:
Why would one resist the betterment of himself, as well as accede to arrant nescience by not only ignoring the truth, but continue to embrace it? ):

pretentious words are pretentious.


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This is not racist by no means but..

One of my best friends is Black and My best friend (Besides Skullkid) is Mexican... I don't think there is any hope in this world of understanding anything that comes out of my buddies' mouths'.

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616 is the devil's number!!!! :O (some people say it's 616 as apposed to 666) anyways....with all the internet talk, and American terminology these days, I don't think I'm going to have a hernia at the utterance of the word "anyways".....plus, it rhymes with Milliways, which is always a good thing ;)


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DatVu wrote:
Why would one resist the betterment of himself, as well as accede to arrant nescience by not only ignoring the truth, but continuing to embrace it? ):


errant*

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ar·rant
/?ær?nt/ Show Spelled[ar-uhnt] Show IPA –adjective
1. downright; thorough; unmitigated; notorious: an arrant fool.

er·rant
/??r?nt/ Show Spelled[er-uhnt] Show IPA –adjective
1. deviating from the regular or proper course; erring; straying.
2. journeying or traveling, as a medieval knight in quest of adventure; roving adventurously.
3. moving in an aimless or lightly changing manner: an errant breeze.

Sorry, but arrant was correct here. Enjoy the home version of our English Nazi game.


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my bad

it was my friend that suggested he was wrong anyways.

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CUT THAT **** OUT


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"Anyway" just sounds stupid, and doesn't feel right to say. My life is pointless anyways.

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And I'm sure all of you feel the same about often, now that you know the "t" isn't pronounced. That's another thing that irritates the **** out of me.


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datvu you're missing the point
anyways is the plural of anyway.
its like
several anyways
they come in flocks

also, i pronounce the t in often :/
its like
'off-tun'
am i doing it wrong

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"Oftun"

soz ix ilu rly <3

That said, I say 'off-tin.' 'Offin' just isnt right. D:

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Yeah, you are. You can say it like this; maybe it won't sound as weird:

"Awwwwwwwwwww fun! :D"

Perhaps that will make it more appealing. Eventually, you'll get over how weird it sounded at first, and you can say it normal from then on.


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