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I love the doctors, but it is like nails on a chalkboard when I hear Dr. Stork say "irregardless"!!!  There is NO such word. As well as using phrases like, " Mr. Smith, he....".  Basic 8th grade English folks!!!

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Jo123

don't be too hard on the good doc, here is proof that irregardless whether you like the term or not, is in the dictionary, irregardless of how it once was not considered a word <LOL>

 

Usage Discussion of IRREGARDLESS

Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that there is no such word. There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.

Examples of IRREGARDLESS

  1. I told them that irregardless of what you read in books, they's some members of the theatrical profession that occasionally visits the place where they sleep. —Ring Lardner, The Big Town, 1921

Origin of IRREGARDLESS

probably blend of irrespective and regardless
First Known Use: circa 1912
Cburnett7

LMAO. If you understand the very definition of "regardless" you would understand that that is the only word needed, REGARDLESS of the usage DISCUSSION (noted-  not proper usage discussion) listed below, which also states "it is still a long way from general acceptance". I am not being too hard, I just expect people with those levels of education to know and understand usage of basic English, so that the erroneous usage is not accepted and further spreadby the general public, who are woefully uneducated and SINCE THEY ARE DOCTORS AND ON TV. Sorry you think it is too much to ask.

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