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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.
Supposably someone was mad when they wrote the definitions for this word down...