So can using the wrong words, which I discovered today. But first, the new Converge song — called “Shame in the Way” — must be heard here.
I was about to write a post on the new Converge song — which, again, crushes those proverbial nuts like a metaphorical vice grip — and was thinking about new cars and such, and how I basically have no cash.
I posted a question about cars on Facebook, and asked folks which they would drive, “irregardless of price.”
I’m definitely embarrassed, folks. But you know what? I’m not fucking perfect. Not that anyone is, really, but I am man — despite my frosty, robot-like exterior — and do make mistakes occassionally.
Is irregardless a word? Of course not. Am I tired? You bet your sweet ass I am. A couple of you blasted me for my failure. One even further criticized me for not covering the release of Converge’s new tune through the least metal site on the net, Pitchfork. I was going to, dude.
But yeah, I fucked up.
Or did I? Merriam-Webster does define it as a “nonstandard” word.
The site says the word originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. “Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that ‘there is no such word.’ There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance.”
I will never use it again, I can tell you that.
Now, get naked, snort a line of Adderall, and rub your balls and check for cancer while you devour new Converge.