Irregardless of what you think, “irregardless” is a word

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Stewo

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I can't even remember the last time I read/heard someone say the word.
 

PineClone

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unthaw
verb
un·thaw | \ ˌən-ˈthȯ \
unthawed; unthawing
Definition of unthaw

transitive + intransitive

: THAW
A fuel station operator apparently caused the 5:30 a.m. blast by using an open flame to unthaw a frozen tank valve …— Associated Press

Escape the winter freeze and unthaw in beautiful tropical settings …— Business Wire

NOTE: Although unthaw as a synonym of thaw is sometimes cited as an illogical error, it has persisted in occasional use for more than four centuries. It occurs in both American and British English.
 

Angie

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unthaw
verb
un·thaw | \ ˌən-ˈthȯ \
unthawed; unthawing
Definition of unthaw

transitive + intransitive

: THAW
A fuel station operator apparently caused the 5:30 a.m. blast by using an open flame to unthaw a frozen tank valve …— Associated Press

Escape the winter freeze and unthaw in beautiful tropical settings …— Business Wire

NOTE: Although unthaw as a synonym of thaw is sometimes cited as an illogical error, it has persisted in occasional use for more than four centuries. It occurs in both American and British English.
I believe "unthawing" would just be re-freezing something that was formerly frozen, thawed, and is now "unthawed" (or refrozen).
 

SCyclone

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Waiting for the MW entry of covfefe to appear.

On a somewhat related note, I'm really beginning to cringe at "I've got" or "we have got". Was reading an article about Kirk Ferentz in the DM Rag this morning and Kirk must have used that three times in three sentences. :rolleyes:

Or, "must of" or "could of". As a former ISU English major (switched to JLMC), these things matter.

To me, anyway. :oops:
 

FerShizzle

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Just like misplacing those little registration stickers on your license plate... ‘irregardless’ is a way for idiots to out themselves.
 

Gonzo

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any editor worth his salt would can you for using that word. Just because a word has been thrust into the dictionary because idiots use it so often incorrectly, that doesn't mean it's magically become a word.
This is the winner.
 

PineClone

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On a somewhat related note, my mother-in-law won a game of scrabble with the word "gracias". And guess what? It was in the ****ing dictionary.
 

BWRhasnoAC

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Linguistics says this is correct. Most languages aren't written, so vernacular changes and we lose what we had thousands of years ago. We only started worrying about proper grammar when records were kept. Basically if the people say it and understand it, it's language.

I'm my own personal opinion, it's not a word. It's basically a double negative.
 
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ForbinsAscynt

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If you say something incorrectly long enough it will eventually become a word.