Re: Yes, Irregardless Is A Word...

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Posted by NoKarma4U on July 19, 2002 at 11:52:17:

In Reply to: Yes, Irregardless Is A Word... posted by Dezdan on July 12, 2002 at 16:48:23:

LOL! We used to tease a buddy of mine for constantly using the word "irregardless" -- we'd say "There IS no such's IRREGARDLESSLY!"

The online version of Websters ( has this to say about "irregardlessly":

nonstandard : REGARDLESS
usage Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that "there is no such word." There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

This should lend a little soothing justification to proponents on both sides of the "irregardless" camp.


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