SoCS — Anyway Whatever

“Anyways,” Thomas said, looking at his watch, “I gotta scoot. It’s way later than I thought it was.”

“It’s ‘anyway,’ not ‘anyways,’” Veronica said.

“Whatever,” Thomas said as he was putting on his coat.

“No, it’s not whatever, Thomas,” Veronica said. “The word is ‘anyway.’ ‘Anyways’ is nonstandard. It’s a colloquialism, and while it’s not entirely wrong, it’s just not a real word. It’s not the correct word.”

“Whatevs, Veronica,” Thomas said. “Why do you always have to be such a stickler all the time. It’s no biggie.”

“‘Whatevs’? Seriously?” Veronica said. “Thomas, do you want people to think you’re ignorant. I know I can be a bit pedantic at times, but using an incorrect word like ‘anyways’ when the correct word is ‘anyway’ just makes you sound uneducated.”

“Irregardless, Veronica, I really have to split,” Thomas said.

“Oh my God, Thomas,” Veronica said, “‘Irregardless’ is not a legitimate word. The correct word is ‘regardless.’ Irregardless is nonsensical.”

“Listen, Veronica,” Thomas said, “you’re really starting to piss me off. For all intensive purposes people understand what I mean and for someone who is supposably so intelligible, you should understand that.” Thomas then walked out of Veronica’s place, slamming the door behind him.

Veronica stood there staring at the closed door for a moment, kind of stunned. Then she sighed and said in a low whisper, “Anyway, it should be ‘for all intents and purposes,’ ‘supposedly,’ and ‘intelligent,’ Thomas.”

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, where our task is to “start your post with the word ‘anyway.’”

13 thoughts on “SoCS — Anyway Whatever

  1. Nope, Not Pam December 17, 2022 / 3:19 am

    Oh, there’s fireworks in that house

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  2. Ron. December 17, 2022 / 6:15 am

    She probably loves him, but he should lissen up or she should lock that door.

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    • Fandango December 17, 2022 / 12:51 pm

      Not exactly two peas in a pod!


  3. newepicauthor December 17, 2022 / 8:29 am

    Thomas is never going to be able to slip anything by Veronica.

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  4. Gr8BigFun December 17, 2022 / 6:42 pm

    Enjoyed that read Fandango. I always tease my wife for pronouncing fatigue as fat-e-gay. Until one day my daughter pointed out that she was just saying it in French!

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