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Proper use of the word "anymore"?

 
Anonymous Coward
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Proper use of the word "anymore"?
I've read and heard people use the word "anymore" in a sentence that contradicts how I've known this word to be used.

For instance, I have always understood "anymore" to be the opposite of "evermore", or a close relative of "nevermore"; as in it doesn't happen any longer.

But more and more people have been using it exactly the opposite lately. For instance:

Proper --> I can't handle this anymore.
Improper --> The world is a scary place anymore.

How do you use the word "anymore", and why the sudden improper usage?
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06/09/2011 12:13 PM
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"The world is a scary place anymore."

lol who says that, no one?
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06/09/2011 12:14 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
nothing means anything anymore.
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06/09/2011 12:20 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
I think it's midwesterners who abuse "anymore" that way.
I hope it doesn't spread because it's very ugly and annoying.
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06/09/2011 12:21 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
"The world is a scary place anymore."

lol who says that, no one?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1344543


People are cropping up all around me that use "anymore" at the end of a sentence like that. It irks the crap out of me.
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06/09/2011 12:22 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
hmm.. if phonetically speeking - anima
he>> heard it wrong [link to webcache.googleusercontent.com]
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "anymore"?
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
"The world is a scary place anymore."

lol who says that, no one?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1344543


Wrong
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06/09/2011 12:23 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
[link to www.merriam-webster.com]

I have always used it like the defined meaning as in any longer.
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06/09/2011 12:25 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
so - anime
1+1 = matta
an - ime
an = 1
ime sl.
= name
1 name
song
sing along..
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06/09/2011 12:26 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
I've noticed the same thing anymore.

It bother's the shit out of me anymore.

People just put anymore at the end of their sentences anymore for no reason at all anymore.


Long form summar: People that barely understand the English language are posting on the internet causing other people who barely have an education or understand English to pick up terrible habits and spread these ridiculous abuses around.

All you can do is just consider that the person probably doesn't speak English as their native language and is just repeating bad form and improper usage when they type online.

The net is a big place full of people who speak English out of necessity and don't care one bit about it's proper usage and only want to get their point across regardless of how bad it pisses of native speakers to read those abominations.
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
mat-ta
metta
=meta
A.I.M
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
Yes there are typos in the above, no there is no edit button for AC posters so suck it if you don't like it!
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06/09/2011 12:29 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
[link to www.merriam-webster.com]

I have always used it like the defined meaning as in any longer.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1364022


From your link:

Although both anymore and any more are found in written use, in the 20th century anymore is the more common styling. Anymore is regularly used in negative <no one can be natural anymore — May Sarton>, interrogative <do you read much anymore?>, and conditional <if you do that anymore, I'll leave> contexts and in certain positive constructions <the Washingtonian is too sophisticated to believe anymore in solutions — Russell Baker>. In many regions of the United States the use of anymore in sense 2 is quite common in positive constructions, especially in speech <everybody's cool anymore — Bill White> <every time we leave the house anymore, I play a game called “Stump the Housebreaker” — Erma Bombeck>. The positive use appears to have been of Midland origin, but it is now reported to be widespread in all speech areas of the United States except New England.

Hearing people talk this way and reading it, even though I'm in the midwest, makes my brain flip into a paradoxical state of infancy.

Please everyone, help me stop people from using the word this way anymore, by slapping everyone who does it.
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
"The world is a scary place anymore."

lol who says that, no one?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1344543


Wrong
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1421391


you'd have to be semi retarded
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
[link to www.google.nl]
[link to www.katinkahesselink.net]
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06/09/2011 12:32 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
ppl often mistake "anymore" for "any more" as well.

But who cares, typos and misuses should be ignored on the internet as long the point is understood.
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
ppl often mistake "anymore" for "any more" as well.

But who cares, typos and misuses should be ignored on the internet as long the point is understood.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1421292


I'm not talking about typos and misuses on the internet. People all around me are suddenly misusing and abusing the word. It started just a couple years ago.

Anymore = any longer. It should only be used with a negative.
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
anympre is all about the positive -- consideration --

"hey you got anymore ideas"

'course the term has been 'flipped'
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
right


That's the one that's currently driving me bonkers...

Maybe it's just me but when I am speaking or listening to others speak people interject.... right.... as if in approval of the conversation?? I don't get it.

right
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06/09/2011 12:43 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
ppl often mistake "anymore" for "any more" as well.

But who cares, typos and misuses should be ignored on the internet as long the point is understood.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1421292


I'm not talking about typos and misuses on the internet. People all around me are suddenly misusing and abusing the word. It started just a couple years ago.

Anymore = any longer. It should only be used with a negative.
 Quoting: Slack


just as irksome as sick or oh snap
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
right


That's the one that's currently driving me bonkers...

Maybe it's just me but when I am speaking or listening to others speak people interject.... right.... as if in approval of the conversation?? I don't get it.

right
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1364022


dude.. right?
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06/09/2011 12:46 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
I've heard it used this way, it doesn't bother me, I'm from Michigan, I have a High I.Q., I can appreciate colloquialisms. Unless it's ebonics.
I'm not too fond of Signatures. Why would I want to end every post the same way?
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
ppl often mistake "anymore" for "any more" as well.

But who cares, typos and misuses should be ignored on the internet as long the point is understood.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1421292


I'm not talking about typos and misuses on the internet. People all around me are suddenly misusing and abusing the word. It started just a couple years ago.

Anymore = any longer. It should only be used with a negative.
 Quoting: Slack


I agree with you. But, since the advent of spell checkers, texting abbreviations and the like, people don't give a shit about speaking English properly anymore. Hell, I live in Memphis and English has been almost entirely discarded and replaced by the more modern speak of Ebonics. Even the white people use this new and advanced language. I can't hardly order a biscuit with some orange juice anymore because nobody can fucking understand what the fuck I am asking for. English is becoming increasingly outdated.
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06/09/2011 12:55 PM
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
I've heard it used this way, it doesn't bother me, I'm from Michigan, I have a High I.Q., I can appreciate colloquialisms. Unless it's ebonics.
 Quoting: Greg_B.


what is your EQ ??
Greg_B.

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06/09/2011 12:59 PM
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It is between 138 and 147, depending on variables.

Let's count the minutes until someone chimes in with "Yeah? Well, I.Q. scores don't mean SHIT dumass!"

I like that one.
I'm not too fond of Signatures. Why would I want to end every post the same way?
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06/09/2011 12:59 PM
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i blame east indians, the first one's i heard using it improperly 25 years ago

they think they are speaking the queen's english so there's no correcting them

i mentioned that a good english teacher would be teaching english to english speakers not wogs

you could see where it would be difficult to mount a proper argument after that
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
anympre is all about the positive -- consideration --

"hey you got anymore ideas"

'course the term has been 'flipped'
 Quoting: Sugarelf


This use is also incorrect. You mean "any more".
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
I LOVE listening to Indian accented people! Everything is musical and has a cadence, and when they flip the occasional word around in structure, it tickles the brain. Like Yoda-speak.
I'm not too fond of Signatures. Why would I want to end every post the same way?
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
anympre is all about the positive -- consideration --

"hey you got anymore ideas"

'course the term has been 'flipped'
 Quoting: Sugarelf


This use is also incorrect. You mean "any more".
 Quoting: Slack


i begin with the tongue, then the paper
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Re: Proper use of the word "anymore"?
I for one am a Missouri boy and I use it "improperly" I guess but see no fault in it and have never heard it used "properly" but were American not English and this is the slang you chodes worry bout. get a life[/color