Supposably is a word in the American language that is often wrongly confused with the word 'supposedly'. Although the vast majority of people that use 'supposably' mistake it as a substitute for 'supposedly', it does actually have a valid use. The general rule is this: 'Supposably' can be used only when the meaning is 'capable of being supposed,' and then only in the U.S.
The word supposably is mostly used in the incorrect context, as in this example:
- "She was supposably going out to the windswept steppes with her friends, but she's really cheating on me."
Supposably is often used in concert with another term, "exspecially". Exspecially replaces the correct term "especially". When the two are used together, the result is grating and causes great irritation to listeners who use correct grammar. For example:
- "I'm exspecially pissed that she supposably went out with her friends when she's really cheating on me."
These are also used in conjunction with "burglarized", a word invented by people frustrated with the concision of the word "burgled". For example:
- "My heart feels exspecially burglarized after she supposably went out with her friends when she's really cheating on me."
Another of these invented words is "irregardless", which people tend to say when actually meaning regardless. Example:
- "My heart feels exspecially burglarized after she supposably went out with her friends. Irregardless of what she says, I know she's really cheating on me."
Since the "ir" and the "less" are negatives, and we know that two negatives make a positive, so "irregardless" would really means "with regard to...", wouldn't it??
To date, a sentence composed entirely of malapropisms has not yet been concocted. However, it is safe to assume that, when this feat is accomplished, the staunch adherents of correct grammar will finally be incited to rise up in defense of the Queen's English and destroy the ignorant masses, resulting in a paradise of pedantry.
The ignorant masses also comprise themselves of pompous and purportedly perfect renditions of a syntactically pleasing universe. Well, much to your own dismay, words are being created every minute and many "queens english" afficionados will attempt to state that they know that Shakespeare invented upwards of 3,000 words. I simply submit to you all that Supposably is a word. if something is able to be supposed then it is reasonable. If a thing is "reasonably certain" then it can also be "supposably certain". Put a red squiggly line under that logic. We arent talking misspellings or mispronunciations, we are discussing these individuals pretentiousness at correcting others when you are the ones incorrect.