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« Reply #74865 on: July 01, 2020, 03:24:24 am »
I want to get a dog soon. I plan to name it Doctor.
Partially a Dr Who reference.
Partially a reference to how they make people feel better.
But mostly so I can yell "Doctor! Doctor!" across the fields.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74866 on: July 01, 2020, 08:59:17 am »
I want to get a dog soon. I plan to name it Doctor.
Partially a Dr Who reference.
Partially a reference to how they make people feel better.
But mostly so I can yell "Doctor! Doctor!" across the fields.

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« Reply #74867 on: July 01, 2020, 09:39:39 am »
:weep:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irregardless

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irregardless
adverb

ir·​re·​gard·​less | \ ˌir-i-ˈgärd-ləs  \

Definition of irregardless
nonstandard

: REGARDLESS
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Frequently Asked Questions About irregardless

Is irregardless a word?
"Yes. It may not be a word that you like, or a word that you would use in a term paper, but irregardless certainly is a word. It has been in use for well over 200 years, employed by a large number of people across a wide geographic range and with a consistent meaning. That is why we, and well-nigh every other dictionary of modern English, define this word."

Does irregardless mean the same thing as regardless?
Yes. We define irregardless as "regardless." Many people find irregardless to be a nonsensical word, as the ir- prefix usually functions to indicates negation; however, in this case it appears to function as an intensifier. Similar ir- words, while rare, do exist in English, including irremediless ("remediless"), irresistless ("resistless") and irrelentlessly ("relentlessly).

Is irregardless slang?
Slang is defined as "an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech." Nonstandard, on the other hand, is "not conforming in pronunciation, grammatical construction, idiom, or word choice to the usage generally characteristic of educated native speakers of a language". While there may be overlap between these two categories, we label irregardless as "nonstandard" rather than "slang."

First Known Use of irregardless
1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for irregardless
probably blend of irrespective and regardless

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74868 on: July 01, 2020, 09:45:30 am »
Unirregardless of this, Syt, press on.
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74869 on: July 01, 2020, 09:52:03 am »
I'm going to disirregard that post.
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« Reply #74870 on: July 01, 2020, 10:02:41 am »
Something being a word doesn't make it OK to use it.
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« Reply #74871 on: July 01, 2020, 10:34:43 am »
Merriam-Webster is fake news:

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74872 on: July 01, 2020, 12:05:23 pm »
Something being a word doesn't make it OK to use it.

For instance, the N word.

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« Reply #74873 on: July 01, 2020, 12:06:25 pm »
Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians.  Hope your day is at least 35% Canadian and accessible in both French and English.  :Canuck:
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74874 on: July 01, 2020, 01:12:05 pm »
If I had a dog, I would call him Richard.

My dog is named Kepler. My cat is named Tycho.

Should I get another dog I will likely call him Burt. :) I just like that name for a dog. ^_^
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74875 on: July 01, 2020, 08:35:27 pm »
I want to get a dog soon. I plan to name it Doctor.
Partially a Dr Who reference.
Partially a reference to how they make people feel better.
But mostly so I can yell "Doctor! Doctor!" across the fields.
Will his doghouse be: bigger on the inside
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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74876 on: July 01, 2020, 11:42:33 pm »
Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians.  Hope your day is at least 35% Canadian and accessible in both French and English.  :Canuck:

Dominion Day! :ultra:

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74877 on: July 01, 2020, 11:48:40 pm »
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74878 on: July 02, 2020, 12:08:04 am »
I've never been so proud to be Ukrainian-Canadian. :D

Even if they misspelled #DominionDay. <_<

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Re: The Off Topic Topic
« Reply #74879 on: July 02, 2020, 02:43:11 am »
Bloody Canada stealing all the cheesy chips credit.
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