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Old December 19th, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave the Wave
Originally Posted by Snoozeman
Loud people can be annoying irregardless of the accent.

(Wonder what my old High School english teacher thinks about that sentence.)
Yeah, I don't think irregardless is a word.

Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical absurdity of combining the negative ir- prefix and -less suffix in a single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so.

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