Re: Word Usage

Subject: Re: Word Usage
From: Denise Lystad <lystad -at- lynden -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 10:21:02 -0800

What people tend to forget is that a dictionary is
NOT a grammar book. It only defines HOW words are
used, not whether it is correct or not. After all,
the word "ain't" is also in the dictionary, which
is very appropriate since someone who hears that
word and is unfamiliar with it may want to know
what it means.

Denise Lystad
Seattle, WA

Edwin Skau wrote:
> Kathy:
> Irregardless is a double-negative and regardless of who uses it, it is wrong. You should write to the publishers of that dictionary in which it appeared and educate them.

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