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[Towertalk] Jim, good catch!

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Subject: [Towertalk] Jim, good catch!
From: (Eddy Avila)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 20:48:56 +0000
This what the Good Book (Dictionary) sez:

ir·re·gard·less (r-gärdls)
adv. Nonstandard

[Probably blend of irrespective, and regardless.]
Usage Note: 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.

>From: "Jim Reid" <>
> > was the uniquest of the unique, irregardless of others not...
> >
> > English is not yet a dead language but assaults such as this
> > are killing it by degree.
>Tim,  Is "irregardless" a real word in the English language?
>73,  Jim  KH7M

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