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Subject:irregardless IS a word! From:Douglas Max <dmax -at- bellatlantic -dot- net> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 28 Jan 2000 09:59:51 -0500
It's been a while since I've posted here, and I'm surprised that I even
saw the post that said "irregardless" is not a word, but nonetheless I
did and it is a word.
Nonstandard, yes. Perhaps not the best choice since so many do believe
it isn't a word. You might not find it in your small dictionary, but
it's in every one of my unabridged dictionaries. Have a look in yours;
I'm sure there'll be some interesting 'usage note.'
One I read said that it's unfair to level such a charge against this
word, saying, for example, that none would charge "ain't" with similar
status. It ain't a good word perhaps, but one nonetheless!
Douglas M. Max
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