"Irregardless"

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  1. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    I guess the grammar nazis did nazi that coming.
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  3. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I find it embiggening and perfectly cromulent that irregardless is now a real word.

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  4. Chris

    Chris Anime Protagonist

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    It is a word. Dictionaries aren't the gatekeepers of the English language; common usage and the ability to be understood is.

    Is it standard? Preferred? No.
    Do people use it? Yes.
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    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    Tererun Troll princess and Magical Girl

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    Given their reasoning for adding this word, I demand the addition of santorum because we need a word for frothy anal lube.
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  7. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    According to Robert MacNeil in The Story of English, Shakespeare added some 1,700 words to the language. The OED now includes the term "omnishambles," first coined in the British comedy "The Thick of It."

    English is a growing language. It's a good thing. :shrug:
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  8. Lanzman

    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    "Irregardless" will never be a real word. I have spoken. :brood:
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  9. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    "Come, come, Mr. Scott. Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant!"
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    "Irregardless" is not a fresh idea. It's a corruption of a perfectly cromulent word.
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  11. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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    I don't give a fuck what the guy that played Tom Paris has to say about it. :rant:
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    I could care less what some dictionary says, there ain't no such word as irregardless.
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  13. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey official beverage of antifa

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    nonstandard


    it's auditing as a real word.
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    It would seem the grammar populists have taken over at Webster's and Cambridge.
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    And ax instead of ask.
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  21. K.

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    What kills me about the whole prescriptivism/descriptivism thing is that dictionaries are written by descriptivist linguists who argue it isn't their job to tell native speakers how to speak, only to describe language as it is spoken, and so they add a word like 'irregardless' -- and then native speakers turn around and tell everyone that 'irregardless' is a word now because it's in the dictionary.
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  22. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    People don't realize that the first dictionary in English was compiled in the 18th century by Samuel Johnson. Before that, people wrote in English the way it sounded to them. Shakespeare didn't need no stinkin' dictionary.

    Also, I'm not endorsing "irregardless." I wouldn't use it in speaking or in writing (except here). I just found the article amusing and thought it might lighten the mood around here.

    I also refuse to use the neologism "woke."

    I do like "omnishambles," though. It's a bit more high tone than "clusterfuck," though I've been known to use the latter frequently. :D
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    I didn't realize WF has a smiley!

    :irregardless:

    Talk about being ahead of the curve...
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    You know what is a word, acronym. You should look it up.

    1 billion dayton points for you.
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Holy shit!!
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    Tererun just pwned Asyncritus!
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    Flattened him right the fuck out!

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    PIN is an acronym, but ATM and UPC are initialisms. :async:
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  28. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    I'd wondered what the correct term was for the ever-increasing thingamajigs we're asked to commit to memory, especially because so many of them are context-critical and can mean a dozen or more different things. :whacko:
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    One of my many curses is remembering trivial stuff like that. :(

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