It's in the Dictionary

photo 2 “That is too a word. It’s in the dictionary.”

This remark vexes me like a driver going the speed of a snail on the freeway.

Yes, there are many, many words in the dictionary, but it doesn’t mean you have to use them. In response to the above quote, I’ve always retorted, “So is the word bootylicious, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to use it.”

I present to you, fellow readers, a few words in the dictionary that should never be uttered.

  1. Heighth
  2. Irregardless
  3. Ain’t
  4. Enthused
  5. Awfully
  6. Snuck
  7. Thusly
  8. Firstly
  9. Orientated
  10. Suppose to

Yes, the above nonwords are listed in the dictionary, but if one were to take a closer look, he’d find this:

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So, what have we learned, class? Just because the dictionary lists certain words does not mean we have to use them.

What are some nonwords that make you boil over with rage?