ANSWERS: 9
  • I'm not certain, but I don't think the former is a valid English word? ;-)
  • "irregardless" isn't a word.
  • 'Irregardless' ain't a proper word.
  • Interesting question which led me to Dictionary.com which apparently considers "irregardless" a blunder which should not be used at all;) http://dictionary.reference.com/dic?q=irregardless&search=search
  • irregardless isn't a word so *herm* you shouldn't use it.
  • I had a college English teacher that said any paper with "irregardless" would be failed. It's not a word. :D
  • Gene H has it. Irregardless really isn't an "official word". This in spite of being in common usage and even being recognized by my spell check! LOL Taking an analytical look at irregardless, ir means not and regardless means not regarding irregardless is like saying not not regarding when what is meant is regardless. PS: I make it a point to use regardless just to "mess" people up.
  • Although irregardless is not proper. If you were to differentiate; regardless would be without worry about reason or advice. irregardless would be with worry but I am doing it anyway.
  • There is a distinction. Both are used to negate the conclusion of a statement but the difference lies in your underlying acceptance of the statement. Examples : Lawyer : John claims he saw you at the scene of the crime. You : Regardless, I was not there. Translation, John is lying or mistaken and I was not there. Lawyer : The police claim to have found glass on your pants. You: Irregardless, I did not commit the crime. Translation : I accept that there was glass on my pants, but I still did not commit the crime

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