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DAILY OBSERVATION:

People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.

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Did you write that, Peter? It's GOOD.
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Nope. Stole it from a friend. emoticon

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You have a funny friend.
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LOL.

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The drawing room had a twenty-foot ceiling and could dance fifty couples easily, with an alcove for the orchestra as big as my bedroom. -- Rex Stout, "Champagne for One"
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Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word
JAMES DOUBEK - NPR
July 7, 20205:28 PM ET

Merriam-Webster raised the hackles of stodgy grammarians last week when it affirmed the lexical veracity of "irregardless."

The word's definition, when reading it, would seem to be: without without regard.

"Irregardless is included in our dictionary because it has been in widespread and near-constant use since 1795," the dictionary's staff wrote in a "Words of the Week" roundup on Friday. "We do not make the English language, we merely record it."

Merriam-Webster defines irregardless as "nonstandard" but meaning the same as "regardless." "Many people find irregardless to be a nonsensical word, as the ir- prefix usually functions to indicates negation; however, in this case it appears to function as an intensifier," the dictionary writes.

"It's not a real word. I don't care what the dictionary says," responds author Michelle Ray, who teaches English in Silver Spring, Md.

"You say 'regardless.' Regardless of the fact," she tells NPR's Morning Edition. "Irregardless means not regardless. And that's not what you're trying to say at all. So why, in what context, would irregardless make sense? I can't understand it."

The brouhaha regarding the word seems to have started last week when a popular Twitter user took umbrage at Merriam-Webster's listing, decrying the death of the English language.

But irregardless was first included in Merriam-Webster's Unabridged edition in 1934, a spokesperson tells NPR. Other dictionaries, including Webster's New World College Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language and the Cambridge Dictionary all recognize irregardless as a word.

It's not new.

The Charleston City Gazette of Charleston, Ga., used it as early as 1795, according to Merriam-Webster: "But death, irregardless of tenderest ties, Resolv'd the good Betty, at length, to bereave."

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Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word
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When Miss Grundy read that the other day she drank all the cooking sherry and went to bed. I think she still has a killer hangover.

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In his day, Graham Kerr would have understood...and joined in!



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I could care less. emoticon

I suppose a phrase can't make it in there.

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In his day, Graham Kerr would have understood...and joined in!




Ohmygawd, Peter, that's a scream!

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Man, I miss shows like that....

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A Message from Uniontown, PA

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What dimensia is the person who wrote that slogan living in?
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What dimensia is the person who wrote that slogan living in?



*snicker*

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LOL, Belle.

These are GRATE, Streamline! *G*

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It's where you go to borrow buuks.

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I can't tell if that's worse than "Liberry."

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In his day, Graham Kerr would have understood...and joined in!




Ohmygawd, Peter, that's a scream!



Thanks! I needed a good laugh today!!
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