Monday, April 8, 2013

Writers and Speakers...Please!

Here is something I hear and see in print quite a lot, and it drives me up a wall and across the ceiling!!

This is not a word.>>>>> Irregardless.

I see it used so many times and I hear people say it.
**The word to use is------Regardless.

Please stop using the other non-word.

Sorry for the tirade, but when I see that non-word, that non-word begins to pulsate and reverberate, and flashes neon red in my otherwise calm mind; and I get heart palpitations. Well, maybe not quite all that, but it does bug me. Again, I refer you to The Dictionary of Disagreeable English written by Robert Hartwell Fiske.

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