O. (akina_love) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Anyways

Where did the word 'anyways' come from? I live in the UK and have never ever heard it been used before but when I go online most Americans and some Canadians use it all the time.

Also, I see a lot of Americans use 'mines' and 'anywho'. I don't understand why they add an extra 's' at the end of some words. Please explain~

EDIT: I'm not implying that it's 'wrong' or anything like that. I'm just curious about the 's'.
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