Monday, June 4, 2012

Scott's Tip Of The Day: "Irregardless" is not a word, people. Stop saying it! You sound like English is your second language. "Well, Scott, what can I use instead?" Good question. How about a real word like "Regardless?" "The Irre" is superfluous. I bet some of you are thumbing through the dictionary right now. "Ha" I found it in the dictionary! Proved Scott wrong!" If you are one of those people then punch yourself in the gut. You just made a rookie mistake. Under the definition it says "non-standard." Yeah. That means it's not a real word. So what did we learn today? Don't say "irregardless" and don't argue with Scott

8 comments:

NellieVaughn said...

I heard someone use 'irregardless' for the first time yesterday, followed by 'supposably'.

Ankita Sarkar said...

Not just Scott. His Majesty Scott the All-Knowing Guru, In The Great Heap Of His Knowledge. I think the Dalai Lama envies you.

Doo Dah said...

May I just say, THANK YOU! It is irritating when people use it. Also, to comment along with Nellie, yeah! What is up with "supposably" and "all of THE sudden"?

I have learned people don't like to be corrected to their face though. ;)

Roly Clu said...

It's a word ... irregardless of what you suposably think :)

Laurel's Quill said...

Drives me nuts too!

Hannah Denski said...

Haha, I'm a 'foreigner' - English is my second language... and I have never heard 'irregardless'... there seems to be a trend making words up these days... some are rather fun to use I must say... and some are just truly irritating. : ) x

Stephen Hayes said...

I just found out that I use the word arbitrator incorrectly; I should be using arbiter. It's a good thing I found you on Best Posts of the Week. I hope you'll pay me a visit at Chubby Chatterbox where I write about humor, art and nostalgia. If you visit I hope you'll take a moment to press the Join button and I'll return the compliment. Take care.

Donny said...

"Irregardless" has been used by commoners and educators for over a hundred years. Multiple dictionaries now list "irregardless" as an english word. The term "nonstandard" only meaning that the word does not fit into the structural confines normally associated with the rules of language. It's still a word, now identified with a deffinition, however bastardized you may think it might be.

The english language adds over a hundred new words a year combining multiculturalism, new generations' slang, technology, and historical use and adaption of nonstandard verbalism. Get over it and move on!