As in, “We conversated about the weekend plans” or “We conversated about how conversate is actually a word.” Next, check out the best online programs that are best to check you grammar. I use reiterate too sometimes. diogenes from UK and Mexico on June 11, 2019: BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on June 02, 2019: This was one of the more excellentest articles I’ve read in a while... lol.. Great article! Thanks for sharing! I hate when people say irregardless but probably not as much as I hate when someone says "conversate". Regardless, irrespective. Somewhat surprisingly, "irregardless" is a word [*] that has been around since at least 1795 and was created in rural America and is used more heavily in the South. As a way of demonstrating why we enter some words in the dictionary and not others let's look at irregardless's less attractive and less successful cousin, unregardless. Merriam-Webster’s advice: “Use regardless instead.”. (Oh yeah, the language there is never great.) However, this is no excuse for using it in the present. Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on August 14, 2013: Cheers for commenting Vishakha, Poetic Fool, LisaKoski, Carb Diva, and tattuwurn. Yes, gonna is a word—and it has been since 1806 (the same year the word litterateur was created, which strangely, is a real word as well). Just in case you're keeping score. 4. - how many s's would you like?) thanks for the info. In some desolate areas of London and the American deep south, "brung" is used as the past participle of bring. Are millions of English speakers re-repeating themselves, or is this another literal travesty? Adverb. Thank you Jared and infernal199 for your kind words and shares! The word is "INdetectable; you can't undetect something! Which, again, is another word pertaining to anything extremely large. It is simply not a word! Before you go any further, see the process of how words even get added to the dictionary. Hah "gooder"... that's one that could have gone in. Anyway, I don't expect a response. It was probably formed on the analogy of such words as irrespective, irrelevant, and irreparable. It seems similar to irregardless in that people might say it to sound more intelligent. Cheers belleart! And it’s not because the lexicographers working on these dictionaries have betrayed the English language by allowing such a mongrel of a word into them. re, mis, non, over, un) to the beginning of words that already mean what is intended. Since 1975, it has been serving local, fresh-from-the-farm, healthy and innovative meals, hosting live jazz and bluegrass nightly and building a strong sense of community. A Collins Dictionary entry reads, “We’ve taken so many turns I’m completely disorientated.”, The past tense of sneak is sneaked, so why have people stuck with snuck since the 1800s? A perfect example is irregardless.Many scholars maintain there is no such word as irregardless because regardless already means “without regard.” amusingly authored and insghtfully presented. Wait, so is that the opposite of ‘regardless’? Dating back to the 13th century, anyways was gradually shortened to anyway. As regardless is already a negative, adding "ir" makes it a meaningless double negative. Like it or not, irregardless is a real word. Perhaps far too many individuals are unaware of the high degree of importance that is placed on an impeccable command of our own mother tongue. Wrong meaning: Regardless, without consideration of (or despite) the circumstances. It's funny AND informative. Perhaps the correct usage would trigger an uncomfortable muscle spasm or a cerebral hemorrhage, but I am going to assume they could say it properly with a little training. Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on December 24, 2017: I wish we could abolish the word "literally" from the English language. Irregardless definition, regardless. Cheers Canthearmescream! I think you misunderstood me. This hub made me laugh out loud, especially at the mention of "irregardless," "aksed," and "supposably." You start number 20 with 'whilst', which itself is an unacceptable word. Very informative and funny all in one. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over its shoulder. I think words like ain't and aksed get associated with a certain type of person... usually those in the lower classes of society, so that may be why parents don't like their children mimicking that behavior. Compared with "whilst" it more strongly suggests a period of time rather than the intended meaning, especially at the start of a sentence. pljarizona, thanks for your comment. There’s even an entire Merriam-Webster page devoted to the verb. Lizolivia from Central USA on August 02, 2013: I ain't heard all these grammer uses reiterated alot. Um den relevanten Eigenarten der Produkte zu entsprechen, vergleichen wir bei der Auswertung eine Vielzahl von Eigenarten. She was previously an editorial intern for RD.com and Westchester Magazine. I chose it because, in the context of the sentence, using "while" might confuse the reader more. Irregardless bothers the hell out of me.-foneddotnet. Merriam-Webster uses it in the sentence, “had a ginormous house with a swimming pool and a pool table.”. Thank you also for sharing! Its nonstandard status is due to the double negative construction of the prefix ir- with the suffix -less. At least 75% of the time, the word may be omitted completely and the sentence would be understood as intended. I may try to fly the flag for them in future though! As regardless is already a negative, adding "ir" makes it a meaningless double negative. English is the "melting pot" of many different languages, mostly German, French, Latin, Gaelic. These words were defined in 1913 as “utterly remorseless” and “utterly merciless,” shortened to “remorseless” and “merci… In recent years, "alot" of people have realized it's not a proper word. This is another non-standard word that has made it into some dictionaries. Peace. "I'm a panda," he says, at the door. usage: irregardless is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir-and -less. Another word for regardless. The word is "regardless," not "irregardless." 7. cries a passerby, unregardless of the poor man's mishap, "Monsieur est done côté à la … Thank you Mel and the Dirt Farmer. Where do you fall on the "irregardless" debate? Sound off in the comments. Even in the latter usage, it is a double negative that could be substituted for a word such as "existing.". Thank you Sunny River for commenting and sharing. Like conversate above, irregardless isn’t actually a word. Wait, so is that the opposite of ‘regardless’? I had the same problem with "orient". It does not, has not, and will not. That one is quite a common mistake. We’re gonna shock you with this one. I think one that should have made your list is people's use of "libary" instead of "library." Some words in the English language are so overused that we don’t notice that they are incorrect or don’t even exist. Impactful was invented by advertising agencies in the 1960s to describe their campaigns as “having a big impact.” (These are the same “madmen” who coined lite and signage.) Many other words were researched and found to be admissible. Random House Dictionary explains, “Snuck has occasionally been considered nonstandard, but it is so widely used by professional writers and educated speakers that it can no longer be so regarded.” In response, grammarian James J. Kilpatrick lamented that Random House‘s “tolerant view has not snuck up on me; it has sneaked up on me. Contradictory 'Un-' Words. Plus, irregardless can be annoying because it often takes the place of the perfectly good regardless and irrespective, which don’t deserve to be pushed out of the language by a logic-flouting upstart like irregardless. If thaw means to defrost something, does "unthaw" mean to freeze it again? Mustafar_66 Jedi Grand Master. Not a word! I use it too, but I'd prefer it if I could use "whelmed" without people thinking I'm at fault. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. If you want to, no one in this world can stop you from adopting irregardless into your speech and using it as much as you’d like. Some words are just too common to use the rarer (but correct) versions. really interesting hub....it made me think twice about the words I hear and always thought they were "correct". So, regardful? But dictionaries have adopted the made-up word. Words like 'ain't', 'ya'll' and 'alright' have far more merit than 'irregardless', because they are essentially contractions. Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on August 08, 2020: This is interesting but it ignores an important fact: There is such a thing as Old English. So yes, irregardless is a word, even though it’s nonstandard. I was especially caught off guard by "overwhelmed". Like.. Like is actually a word. The -oid in factoid is a suffix (word ending) that means “resembling” or “like,” so factoid really means “fact-like.” 3. Those who use the word, including on occasion educated speakers, may do so from a desire to add emphasis. Unfortunately, I haven't read that book, but it sounds like my cup of tea (or `expresso'). Confusion, grasping for a word, but unsure of oneself. Exactly. "Allons bon!" And, from my favorite weather man, may I add the word "tempahture"? It's a portmanteau (a combination) of "irrespective" and "regardless". 2. This point will be "reiterated" later with examples. Marie Ryan from Andalusia, Spain on August 05, 2013: This was great, Thomas Swan! I jogger had been run down by a bicyclist on a footpath and said "...it literally felt like I was run over by a truck." Others are yet to make it into the dictionary for a variety of reasons. Nevertheless, it wouldn't be a bad idea to create a compound word in this instance. Similar to ginormous, according to Merriam-Webster, humongous is also a real, dictionary-approved word. I'll have to remember to be more careful in future. Despite its prefix and suffix adding up to a double negative, the speaker still generally uses the quirky word as a substitute for either of its originating words. Thomas Swan (author) from New Zealand on November 02, 2013: Thanks Heather! Some people use Irregardless to mean the same thing as regardless, but it is considered nonstandard because of the two negative elements ir-and -less. But, what drove my parents crazy was the word Ain't. Interesting topic :). I've found many of those words are quite common. : "Panda: Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Irregardless, I may need more expresso brung before I'm no longer misunderestimated and supposably become non-defunct. If a tough day can get tougher, and weird house guests can get weirder, why can’t a fun drink get funner after they’re gone? I would have loved to put in misused words too (like went instead of gone). Regardless means without regard. Is irregardless a word? So, regardful? Especially with texting being such a staple in today’s communication, abbreviations, contractions, and other words that just don’t sound as if they possibly could be considered legitimate have become English language staples and have even been added to our dictionary. New words list June 2020. Considering that "alittle" is not a word, it should be no surprise that "alot" isn't either. Particularly interesting to word nerds like Sokolowski, a lexicographer, is quarantine. This is an amusing example of adding a prefix that sounds like it should be there, but which actually destroys the intended meaning. And yes, language does evolve, so sometimes new words and phrases come to the fore, or their usage changes over time (like, literally). Our wonderful President, as well as Jack Bauer, seem to know about a whole new form of energy. There is nothing wrong with its ability to communicate; it's only the word's metacommunication--that is, what it communicates about its user--that is problematic. Its popularity has earned it a place in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Not a word! Also spelled as ‘nother and used as another word for “other,” this word has surprisingly been used since the 14th century. Thanks for a fun hub!!! People don’t like grammar cops. Thanks for making my day. I just wish it didn't have to exist in the first place. It might be why some people think irregardless is a word. 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