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5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 11, 2019, 02:14 Sepharo
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 10, 2019, 22:37:
You gotta be smarter than your average spell checker.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winningest

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/winningest

Those are good for people that need some air of authority when it comes to English...

But in my opinion, and to support the maxim that language is dynamic and defined by usage, here are the real resources:

crowdsourced:
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/winningest

and... a "sourced crowd" maybe?
Winningest ngram search
(make sure to click the year links below to see some of the usages in scanned print too)

 
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4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 10, 2019, 22:37 RedEye9
 

You gotta be smarter than your average spell checker.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winningest

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/winningest

 
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3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 10, 2019, 22:04 eRe4s3r
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 10, 2019, 15:56:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 10, 2019, 12:33:
Informal slang in a news post.. oh boy. No longer just the guardian doing it eh.

Are you referring to "winningest" ?
That's not slang and has history going back to the early 19th century.

Which is why any spell checker puts squiggly lines underneath it?
 
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2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 10, 2019, 15:56 Sepharo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 10, 2019, 12:33:
Informal slang in a news post.. oh boy. No longer just the guardian doing it eh.

Are you referring to "winningest" ?
That's not slang and has history going back to the early 19th century.
 
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1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 10, 2019, 12:33 eRe4s3r
 
Informal slang in a news post.. oh boy. No longer just the guardian doing it eh.  
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