So, to commemorate Grammar Day, I present to you this- lo! An abomination!
8. Irregardless is not a word. Wrong! Irregardless is a word in the same way ain’t is a word. They’re informal. They’re nonstandard. You shouldn’t use them if you want to be taken seriously, but they have gained wide enough use to qualify as words. (See episode 94 for more details.)
‘Irregardless’ is a word? I can’t believe it! I do feel a little ill whenever someone uses it. It seems unfair that a word so wrong can be made right just because it has gained (and I quote) “wide enough use to qualify as words”.
Regardless, I would like to wish the grammar nazis I know (cough, Camille!) a Happy Grammar Day!