08-22-2012, 06:01 AM
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Many people think this is a word because its been used and said so many times over the years. It started back in the 70s when our then President used it in a speech. Some figured it must be right but others frowned and cringed. You will probably find it in the dictionary but trust me there is no such word.

no such word: irregardless

correct word: regardless

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 08-22-2012, 06:17 AM
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I do smile a little inside when someone uses the word irregardless

Sad- even autocorrect allowed it

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 08-22-2012, 06:34 AM
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I think there is a verb and a noun for it Biggrin

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 08-22-2012, 07:26 AM
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Unfortunately there are a lot of made up words that get normal everyday usage. Probably into the hundreds or even thousands. And spell check has made us too dependent on a flawed system.

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 08-22-2012, 08:19 AM
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Jerry, you are correct regardless of what others may say.

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 08-22-2012, 08:40 AM
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Jerry, this really shouldn't be that surprising. It is not the education or intelligence, but like you said, someone used it in the speech, so it must be the word. I am not even going to go into discussing the words that our last president made up Undecided
English is not my first language (or even second), so I make mistakes, but some of the ignorance is even embarrassing to me.
On the other hand, when I am in UK and see Americans cannot understand "English" English and mutter something like "what language are they speaking?", I really laugh out loud Biggrin

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 08-22-2012, 09:39 PM
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Jerry, you are on a roll, tonight!

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 08-23-2012, 02:45 AM
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(08-22-2012, 09:39 PM)celestino Wrote: Jerry, you are on a roll, tonight!

I could use a cup of coffee with the rollBiggrin

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 08-23-2012, 03:51 AM
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It's a bastardisation of regardless or irrespective and apparently appeared in print as early as 1795. This blend, or portmanteau word is definitely nonstandard and in my opinion incorrect, but exists primarily as a North American colloquialism. The legitimacy of this word has been in dispute as early as 1923 when Literary Digest published an article titled "Is There Such a Word as Irregardless in the English Language?" My answer is: "No."

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 08-23-2012, 08:24 AM
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Proper English, no such word.

Common usage, sigh, yes. Just as there are plenty of curse words and really weird ones.

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 08-23-2012, 09:25 AM
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"I could care less."

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 08-23-2012, 09:39 AM
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There are words that bother me a whole lot more than that. Come live in northern Wisconsin for a while and you will know what I mean.

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 08-23-2012, 11:59 AM
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(08-23-2012, 09:25 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: "I could care less."

John, that one really drives me to distraction!

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 08-23-2012, 12:06 PM
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And no one even mentioned "whatever" Biggrin

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 08-23-2012, 12:13 PM
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(08-23-2012, 12:06 PM)beartrap Wrote: And no one even mentioned "whatever" Biggrin

Whatever is a perfectly legitimate word, when used correctly. Irregardless is not, though The Shave Nook spell check did not mark the latter as incorrect. (Bad spell check! No offbeat words for you tonight! Angry )

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 08-23-2012, 12:17 PM
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(08-23-2012, 12:13 PM)freddy Wrote:
(08-23-2012, 12:06 PM)beartrap Wrote: And no one even mentioned "whatever" Biggrin

Whatever is a perfectly legitimate word, when used correctly. Irregardless is not, though The Shave Nook spell check did not mark the latter as incorrect. (Bad spell check! No offbeat words for you tonight! Angry )

Whatever man! 24

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 08-23-2012, 12:41 PM
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If a lot of people keep using non existent words eventually spell check will think its real.

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 08-23-2012, 02:05 PM
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(08-23-2012, 12:41 PM)slantman Wrote: If a lot of people keep using non existent words eventually spell check will think its real.

Jerry, while I agree with you on these non words and phrases developing legitimacy through constant use (and I don't like most of them) at what point are we just becoming pedantic? Hmm

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 08-23-2012, 04:38 PM
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(08-23-2012, 02:05 PM)freddy Wrote:
(08-23-2012, 12:41 PM)slantman Wrote: If a lot of people keep using non existent words eventually spell check will think its real.

Jerry, while I agree with you on these non words and phrases developing legitimacy through constant use (and I don't like most of them) at what point are we just becoming pedantic? Hmm
This non word really annoyed me more then others. I guess because of the moron who "coined" it.

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 08-23-2012, 05:35 PM
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(08-23-2012, 04:38 PM)slantman Wrote:
(08-23-2012, 02:05 PM)freddy Wrote:
(08-23-2012, 12:41 PM)slantman Wrote: If a lot of people keep using non existent words eventually spell check will think its real.

Jerry, while I agree with you on these non words and phrases developing legitimacy through constant use (and I don't like most of them) at what point are we just becoming pedantic? Hmm
This non word really annoyed me more then others. I guess because of the moron who "coined" it.

Touché Biggrin

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