I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night about "irregardless". Later we moved on to the non-existence, as I see it, of synonyms. I think I finally convinced him it is a word, perhaps because he admitted after a few minutes that "ain't" is definitely a word. I couldn't convince him though that "irregardless" was the best choice of words in my sentence that caused him to react with a superior guffaw. He wasn't the worst though, as they say in Ireland.
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I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night about "irregardless". Later we moved on to the non-existence, as ... him to react with a superior guffaw. He wasn't the worst though, as they say in Ireland. Charles Riggs

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=irregardless says its a word despite what some people think, but advises to not use it. I've always liked it. Well, I've liked it for the small part of always for which I've been present and also aware of the word.

Mike
I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night ... the worst though, as they say inIreland. Charles Riggs

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=irregardless
says its a word despite what some people think, but advises to not use it. I've always liked it. Well, I've liked it for the small part of always for which I've been present and also aware of the word.

"Liked it", no doubt. But for what value of "liked"? That value accorded to "the reason being is that", or that we give to, for example, "ill-advised"?
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I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night about "irregardless". Later we moved on to the non-existence, as ... sentence that caused him to react with a superior guffaw. He wasn't the worst though, as they say in Ireland.

Sure, it's a word. It means "without lack of regard to."

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I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night ... sentence that caused him to react with a superior guffaw.

It's interesting how this group morphs from the pedagogical to the descriptive and back again like a commodius vicus of recirculation..

It's not "this group". There are different people in it.

My opinion is that "irregardless" is a word, but it's never the best choice except for comic purposes.

Jerry Friedman
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It's interesting how this group morphs from the pedagogical to the descriptive and back again like a commodius vicus of recirculation.

... It's not "this group". There are different people in it. My opinion is that "irregardless" is a word, but it's never the best choice except for comic purposes.

One would expect sci.lang to be descriptive and aue to be prescriptive. Within aue, I suppose there can be differences of opinion but if the group is intended as seeking 'literate' usage, where does that leave 'irregardless'? If you allow that, what wouldn't you allow?

Personally, I believe that 9/11 should have taught us the lesson that we can't let these countries simmer endlessly in disillusionment without doing something about it because people become susceptible to delusional ideas and delusional actions. Iraq, in my view, is but the first of many efforts, certainly not all military, to remake the very face of the world as constitutional representative democracy.
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I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night about "irregardless". Later we moved on to the non-existence, as ... sentence that caused him to react with a superior guffaw. He wasn't the worst though, as they say in Ireland.

In what context could "irregardless" be the best choice of words? If you meant "regardless", then "regardless" would have been a better choice. Or did you really mean "without irregard"?

Steve
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I had a lengthy argument with a fellow last night ... He wasn't the worst though, as they say in Ireland.

Sure, it's a word. It means "without lack of regard to."

It's not untrue that I couldn't help but fail to disagree with you less..r
it, a best Ireland. http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=irregardless

says its a word despite what some people think, but ... which I've been present and also aware of the word.

"Liked it", no doubt. But for what value of "liked"? That value accorded to "the reason being is that", or that we give to, for example, "ill-advised"?

I enjoy its audial aesthetic. Also, there is a certain dramatic nuance attained by the simple addition of two letters. Granted, it means unregardless but is used as regardless. I must forgive it that sin because I liked it before I got to know it. Supposedly it is a hybrid of and . I never really liked either of those words. They seem mean.
Mike
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