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Do you use regardless, or irregardless?

Do you use regardless or irregardless?

  • Irregardless

    Votes: 2 2.8%
  • Regardless

    Votes: 67 94.4%
  • Other, please explain

    Votes: 2 2.8%

  • Total voters
    71
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Dancing Fire

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Another one of my favorites is "all the sudden"....I hear it all the time on TV. Where do people come up with this stuff?

My husband drives me bonkers with "me and him" are going to the store. I can't even say anything about it anymore as in 16 yrs, he's still doing it. He has two siblings that are TEACHERS and they do it too.
Teachers with bad grammars?
 

SandyinAnaheim

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Teachers with bad grammars?
Yes! One is a HS chemistry teacher and the other is a tenured university psychology professor. It's embarrassing how poor their grammar is...
 

msop04

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This drives me crazy too. Could of, should of, would of make no sense at all. It’s amazing how many native speakers of English seem to think those terms are correct.
I'm from the South, so I get it when it sounds like that's what is being said... it's when people WRITE IT OUT that way that bugs me. *cringe*
 

Maria D

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Language evolves and irregardless may be the correct form one day, who knows.

You've probably seen a sign like this: 1594483625593.png

Flammable wasn't always a word. Substances that are easily set on fire were said to be "inflammable" (from the word inflame) as opposed to "non-inflammable." But "inflammable" was too confusing for people who mistook the prefix "in" for "un" so now we have flammable as accepted usage.

I find language and grammar fascinating. In my next life I'm going to study linguistics.
 
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