[Grammar] Sloppier or more sloppy?

Mori

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I just saw the following quote:

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Bad handwriting? Keep this in mind: more intelligent people tend to think faster, and as a result their handwriting is more sloppy.

I can't find more sloppy in any dictionaries. Does it sound OK to you native speakers? Since it ends in y, shouldn't it get -er, like happy > happier? Is there a grammatical rule, or is it simply an exception?
 

Rover_KE

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I can accept both 'sloppier' and 'more sloppy'.
 

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'Sloppier' is natural in AmE.

I'm not too bothered by 'more sloppy', but I still prefer 'sloppier'.

I also have a sudden hankering for sloppy joes.
 

andrewg927

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Skrej, do you prefer more sloppy joes or sloppier joes?
 

Skrej

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I like the sloppiest joes I can get.
 

andrewg927

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More sloppiest joes to you, Skrej. Mori will have lots of fun with his or her students:).
 
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