Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Useless words

I usually do a word for Wednesday post but this past week my son and I were out to lunch and talking (guess what about???) ...yep, words and the ones that might seem a little redundant or - and I love words - but there are some pretty useless ones in the English language. Now, word lovers, hear me out...

Irregardless is a pretty useless word. I mean, after all, regardless means having or showing no regard - according to and irregardless means regardless. . .

and what about

Reiterate...that's another fairly useless word.

After all, what does iterate mean? According to my old friend again, it means to repeat again.

And what does (re)iterate means...why the same exact thing. It means to repeat again.

If you don't believe me, check with my old friend and you will see. Re-iterate is a useless word.

How 'bout you . . . any pet peevish words that seem a little useless to you? Share 'em in the comments section and help us all learn a little more about the language and become better educated.

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Hate both of those words, too!