AtlDynasty25 wrote: Pacman wrote:
Dude, what's the over/under on the year that Websters finally adds Irregardless
to the dictionary? 2010? 2020?
I'm going to go with never. It's not a word and doesn't make any sense. The prefix "ir-" means "not". Thus irregarless would mean "not regardless" Which makes no sense in context.
While irregardless is not a real word, it is a proper inference of what a real word could be. Take for example, the words "respective" and "irrespective". They mean the exact same thing, and coincidentally, they also mean the same thing as "regardless". There is a real word "disregardless" that also means the same thing as the previous mentioned words. Anyways, I would suspect "irregardless" to be a real word in the not so distant future. Personally, I hate the word, but oh well.