Grammar Rant: Stop Making Up Words!

Grammar Rant: Stop Making Up Words!

August 29, 2019 Off By jaywhistler

Irregardless of What You Think, The Reoccurrence of Made Up Words Is Not Okay

What’s wrong with the above sentence? If you said, “Absolutely nothing, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it,” then you and I have a problem.

If you said, “Irregardless is not a word, you dolt!” you’re right. If you said, “Since when is reoccurrence proper English?” you would also be correct.

The correct words are “regardless” and “recurrence.” That’s it. There’s no more to say.

Just for fun, comment below and let me know your favorite non-words that you see in others’ writing that drives you nuts.