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Usage of the word sets my teeth on edge, too. But believe it or not, I
encountered a reputable dictionary that listed "irregardless" as a word
(common usage of regardless). I was horrified. We need one of those language
institutes they have in European countries that guard the language.
Otherwise, people's mistakes/ignorance become accepted usage. Can you
It may sound nit-picky, but "irregardless" is not a word. The correct word
regardless. I have heard the word irregardless used many times and it always
sets my teeth on edge. The word regardless means "without regard to...,"
therefore, logic dictates that irregardless is a double negative.