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OKJones on April 12 2021 16:36:23
Just misspell it long enough..
Torellion on April 12 2021 16:59:06
Norlander on April 12 2021 18:02:09
OKJones on April 12 2021 23:22:45
I take for granite people's poor grammar. More pacifically, how there always thinking "for all intensive purposes" is supposably correct.
Norlander on April 13 2021 00:03:15
Supposably and Supposedly are different words
Torellion on April 13 2021 01:30:36
@Norlander: Just referencing me and Vuz quoting Joey
(from 60s in, I can't figure out how to link the timecode smiley )

Vuzman on April 14 2021 18:57:54
Supposably and Supposedly are different words

While technically correct, it is practically only used incorrectly, when people intend to say supposedly, or, indeed, quoting Joey. It was just added to for this very reason
Norlander on April 15 2021 18:20:19
I must be blind, or you're all blind and I'm the one eyed king.

Dictionary linked says:

as may be assumed, imagined, or supposed:In our modern and supposably transparent era, the government’s motives for war have come into question.

Merriam-Webster linked by me says:

Supposably is a real word and separate from supposedly. Supposably means "as may be conceived or imagined" and is the adverb form of supposable, which means "capable of being supposed or conceived." On the other hand, supposedly usually means "allegedly." The words are often conflated when one usually intends to say "supposedly."

And goes further to say that:

A common complaint about this word is that it is simply a mistaken use of supposedly. Sometimes this is the case, and sometimes it is not. Supposably may be found as far back as the 17th century. It is rarely encountered over the next hundred or so years, but at the beginning of the 19th century we see much more evidence of it being used.

So why do you state that it was added to recently @vuzman? And why do you say that lists it as a synonym to supposedly @OKJones?
Vuzman on April 15 2021 19:41:48
You are something alright smiley

I said that just added it, because they just did: adds hundreds of new entries for 2021, including a few very cromulent words credits the popularity the third questionable word — "supposably" — to the character of Joey Tribbiani of "Friends," who definitely didn’t invent the term, but may have helped to popularize it in a 1995 episode. Supposably.

And to support my claim that 'supposably' is practically never used, except as stated above, here's a comparison of how often the two words have been used in books: Google Books Ngram Viewer
OKJones on April 15 2021 22:59:30
I have never heard anyone use supposably seriously, only ironically. It's just used wrong, supposably. It's like "could of" instead of "could have". But what do I know supposably your wright.
Norlander on April 16 2021 01:31:41
@OKJones I know you have some Engrish boner over this, but its more akin to the usage of then and than, two very similar words, each with a distinct meaning, which have sadly have been conflated and equated in modern times.

@Vuzman So just to understand your position. Since it is less used it is not a real word? Regardless of the fact that it has been included in dictionaries and used for 300 years? Good to know that is your stance on unusual or peculiar words going forward smiley
OKJones on April 16 2021 12:11:00
It would be much like then and than, if either then or than wasn't a real word.

This doesn't give me a boner. Sometimes i get a boner without even thinking, strange. In fact you have a boner over this, because you will keep plodding on about this until everyone else is exhausted and you have the last word.
Norlander on April 16 2021 16:47:04
It is a real word, it was included in the OED all the way back in 1739. Just because you erroneously believed differently doesn't magically make it so.

It's not a word used by fringe writers either, here you can find it used by Mark Twain for instance.
OKJones on April 16 2021 17:12:35
That Mark Twain has used a word that people mispronounce proves what exactly? This word does not register in written english.

Vuzman on April 16 2021 19:35:45
@Norlander, you do understand that words fall out of use, become archaic, right? And then, depending on the dictionary, they are either marked as archaic, or removed. The fact that most dictionaries didn't even list it is a hint. [url]='%3Bs a list [/url]of all the uses on the web that has archived. Less than 1000 results, and many of them indeed used incorrectly. It's simply not a word in the modern vocabulary, only used incorrectly or ironically, and was added to because of Joey. They even said so in the article! Now let this dead horse rest in peace.
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