SALT LAKE CITY — It appears that people can now mispronounce a word to such an extent that it will eventually appear in the dictionary.
Dictionary.com announced that the word supposably, which is a mispronunciation of supposedly, has been added to its dictionary.
The definition of the adverb is "as may be assumed, imagined, or supposed:," and an example of how it should be used in a sentence was also given:
In our modern and supposably transparent era, the government’s motives for war have come into question.
Supposably was one of 600 new words and definitions added to the dictionary.
https://t.co/OeJELgy3YL's first major update in 2021 reflects how our language is still catching up to the tremendous change we experienced last year, from the pandemic to protests to politics. https://t.co/vbJhdsDn6u— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) March 13, 2021
In addition to supposably, finna was also added, matching Merriam-Webster.com's move to add the word.