Our well-spoken vigilante host kicked off season two of Grammar Slam last week with a lesson that was grammatically correct music to our ears: the difference between “here” and “hear.” On the second episode of this season—which you just scrolled past, awoops—Punk is dealing with the discrepancy between “regardless,” which is a word, and “irregardless,” which is very much not.
Dictionary.com may say that “irregardless” is in fact a word, but we’re not buying it. “Irregardless” is a word the same way that “dadbod” is a word: it’s in the dictionary, but only because too many people started using the term with no regard for linguistic integrity. As Punk points out, “irregardless” is a double-negative, which is a major no-no that he will not tolerate.
Punk almost found a friend in @MayTheSchwartzBeWithYou, and the two nearly bonded over their mutual drug-free lifestyles and Spaceballs fandom. But that was before he called Punk his least favorite wrestler, throwing out insults that were quickly undermined by his invalid vocabulary. The attempt at “bro-ing down” was swiftly shot down because Punk is intolerant—of bad grammar (you get this by now, right?). And rightfully so: grammar functions to make language standardized and understandable, and if you can’t get with the program, maybe you should—as Punk put it—be erased.
Or, you know, just learn from the mistakes of the emailers and tweeters featured on Grammar Slam and try to better yourself. Punk really does want what’s best for you after all, he’s just a firm believer in tough love.
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