Irregardless Is A Real Word

Dear Readers,

While it’s been a very exhilarating first day here at The Conglomerist, I’m disheartened by some of the commenters taking issue with my writing style, especially with regards to the word “irregardless.” While I take your concerns seriously, trust me, irregardless is a “real” word. I know because I went to and it’s right there:

ir·re·gard·less /??r??g?rdl?s/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[ir-i-gahrd-lis]
-adverb Nonstandard.
[Origin: 1910-15; ir-2 (prob. after irrespective) + regardless]

They even show you how to pronounce it. This begs the question: what’s the real motive behind these baseless attacks and accusations? I can only wonder. Haberdasher Communications is analyzing all the ip logs of these so-called “commenters” and I think we’ll all be very interested into seeing the results.

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