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How Not To Use A Thesaurus

How Not To Use A Thesaurus

Martin Amis uses a thesaurus. The British novelist and critic is known as kind of a snob, and the thesaurus is known as a dangerous tool abused by amateur writers trying to sound smart, but as you’ve probably guessed, Amis uses his thesaurus very differently than the average university student.

PSA: ‘Irregardless’ Is A Real Word

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.