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Irregardless Lives!(5 posts)

Irregardless Lives!jtolleson
Mar 17, 2003 1:10 PM
or not, depending on your perspective. It is just that this grammar column was on today and I could not resist. Please forgive me.

Not to mention that I to had found it IRONIC that Ms. Morrissette does not appear to understand the concept of IRONY in her ear-shattering music tome.
hey, if msWord spell checks it..cyclopathic
Mar 17, 2003 1:23 PM
everything else is irregardless
re: Irregardless Lives!Akirasho
Mar 17, 2003 3:01 PM
... I've always thought of English as being a "dynamic" language, which can be a strength and a weakness...

While it might not serve the "laws" of grammar, the ability to "create" understandable verbage on the fly (akin to speaking in metaphors) or for particular situations takes precedence (I used to work in a major metro ER, and being able to communicate with a broad spectrum of language use and cultures overrulled grammatical correctness).

Irregardless of how you use the word regardless or irregardless, regardless or irregardles of whether or not your 4th grade English teacher is spinnin' in his/her grave... if you're understood (and in my opinion, most colloquial conversation is at best a 50/50 crapshot... relying heavily on culture, the abovementioned metaphor and several other non verbal cues to be clearly understood (what does it mean when I say, "It's a beautiful day"?) ya done good...

Ain't irony the future tense of the verb iron (irony, iron, ironot)???

Be the bike.
I think you meant ironicaljtolleson
Mar 17, 2003 4:16 PM
but i ain't one to judge
IIronical is a wholenuther storyHigh Gear
Mar 17, 2003 5:48 PM