The Ref Posted September 29, 2006 Share Posted September 29, 2006 quote:Originally posted by Richard Irregardless and regardless have identical meanings. Irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements 'ir' and 'less' (double negatives are generally unacceptable in English). Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. The word first appeared in the early 20th century and was perhaps popularized by its use in an American comic radio program of the 1930s. Its use has been considered a blunder for decades and continues to be considered so. Let's hear it for Richard. He is correct. Regardless that I think the question was in jest. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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