Usually I don't get upset by poor Grammer but

@barehugs (8973)
Canada
November 29, 2007 10:34am CST
When someone uses," anyways," at the end or the beginning, of a sentence it drives me up the wall. There is no such word as, "anyways!" Lets be truthful now. Are you one of these people who are quilty of this Grammatical error?
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• United States
29 Nov 07
Anyways, just because its not listed in Websters we're not allowed to use it? LOL Actually, dictionary.com says its a word and gives a definition on it. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anyways LOL So why do you think this is not a word? I don't let anything like this drive me crazy. I'd be admitted if I did! *big grin* Bay Lay Gray xx
@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
I think any word used in the language has to be noted in a dictionary. What I meant was it has no actual meaning in the language. For instance, is anyway singular, and anyways plural? This is why I think its very poor use of English!
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@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
Thanks for your Link! anyways I just wanna say Its not in MY dictionary. . . ( I enjoyed your response )
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• United States
29 Nov 07
Well I was specifically making note of Websters, it's a pretty popular dictionary, it was supposed to be funny. lol Sorry! The definition of anyways is in a dictionary. I gave you the link, it says "In any case". Its listed like this in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Is that not a definition, or is it not enough to prove that its a word in a dictionary? :) Do you still think that its not a word? My link did nothing to change your mind Barehugs?? *Grinning* Bay xx
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@irishmist (3816)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I don't think I use the word anyways. But I do know some people that do. I hate the word brang. My kitchen aid uses that word and I always correct her.
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@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
Brang is a new one on me. In what context does she use it? My kitchen maid makes me do the dishes, and I've been trying to corrent her but I'm getting nowhere. So I think you are very lucky.
@irishmist (3816)
• United States
1 Dec 07
She will say something like. I brang my homework to work with me.
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@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
5 Dec 07
Ooh! I see...I wonder if its in the dictionary too? Damn, I forgot to brang my dictionary!
@suspenseful (40193)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
Anyway, I cannot see people adding an s to the word. I do find it is used in place of however, or thus. I think it is a way of not doing what I do when I write, such as However he figured that was not the way to go or However, there were no survivors, or however, nothing could be done. As for the end of the sentence, would not "anyways" be suitable for the beginning? I have to find another word in place of "however" and keep the s off of anyway.
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@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
1 Dec 07
No I can't see that either. However, be that as it May, there were no survivors! Thanks for your retort!
@shakeroo (3986)
• Malaysia
29 Nov 07
I agree with you. I find that very annoying when people write and even talk using "anyways". I tried to tell my friends who are used to do that but somehow, after a while they would just insert the "s" automatically. I guess this is one of those hard habits to break.
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@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
I think it runs in Families. The parents got it from their parents, and it goes all the way back to Adam. So its no wonder the kids are using it. Anyways thanks for your retort!
@ctrymuziklvr (11057)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I'm a stickler on grammar and cringe when I hear and even read the way some people talk. My mother is 82 and she is bad!!! I just overlook a lot of the ways she says things!
@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
Well an olde Lady of 82 could be forgiven. Should be, for that matter. Nobody's perfect. Its so easy to slip into a habit. Anyways Please don't use that aweful word here on myLot. It gets me all bothered!
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
i am guilty of poor grammar or typo errors.. but i don't use "anyways" :-) i hope i didn't drive you up the wall when you come to read my posts :-) LOL
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@barehugs (8973)
• Canada
30 Nov 07
Not at all! I'm waiting for your Class to come online! (theres seems to be some dispute on whether,"anyways," is a word) Perhaps it is!
@kamran12 (5526)
• Pakistan
4 Apr 08
I do see your point barehugs, it is a non-standard word but it IS a word of English language! Anyways, I did enjoy this discussion!:-)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I don't think I do that. The thing that bothers me is when people ask me to go get the thing. It drives me crazy. I'm wondering exactly which thing they are referring to.