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No word receives as much lexical scorn as "irregardless" - I felt a shiver just typing it. But unlike the made-up terms it often gets lumped in with, including "supposably" and "sherbert", irregardless is technically a real word. The Merriam-Webster dictionary says so.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Here at Lifehacker, we talk about all sorts of tech-related things. Often we'll use acronyms or terms that even the geekiest out there don't understand. So we've created a tech dictionary to help you better read the internet as a whole, whether you're a tech noob or an advanced user.

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I'm all for advancing the English language, but if "planking" and "burqini" are currently topping the list of words Australia has voted to include in the Macquarie Dictionary, we really have no choice but to flick the read-only switch to the on position. Immediately.

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No matter your command of the English language, we all have trouble defining, pronouncing or even remembering certain words, which makes writing tough. Here are some of the best tools to help you out.

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From the files of the What Can't Dropbox Handle Dept: the web-based file syncing service makes it easy to keep custom dictionaries in Word, or most any other app, available and synchronised between computers, as reader caryo points out.