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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    that's ok, you keep on saying irregardless in your day to day life, nobody will every say anything behind your back, especially in the professional world - nothing at all

    Good non answer lol.

    Hasn't hurt me so far. Irregardless, I wouldn't worry too much if I were you. I'll be just fine.

    You, on the other hand, I'm sure have made many friends by correcting grammar. People love that. Carry on!

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    Ginormous and ain’t aren’t in the same ballpark as irregardless.

    Automagically isn’t either.
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    I mean except for the fact that Webster treats them the same... Sure.

    Never even heard of automagically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    that's ok, you keep on saying irregardless in your day to day life, nobody will every say anything behind your back, especially in the professional world - nothing at all

    People talk behind someone’s back because of using irregardless? That’s pretty dumb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    People talk behind someone’s back because of using irregardless? That’s pretty dumb
    Seen it several times at various law firms and financial firms

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    Good thing I work in marketing and advertising where we're above such menial conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    Seen it several times at various law firms and financial firms
    That’s one of the stupidest thing I’ve heard
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    Dictionaries are descriptive, not prescriptive. "Nonwords" become words all the time.

    But you'll be sure to bypass the Grammar Police and keep your editors happy (if you have them) by using regardless instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    That’s one of the stupidest thing I’ve heard
    If I saw a lawyer being lazy with grammar or punctuation, it would lower my expectations a notch. I'm not sure why you think it is stupid to expect proper English given the context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmc51 View Post
    If I saw a lawyer being lazy with grammar or punctuation, it would lower my expectations a notch. I'm not sure why you think it is stupid to expect proper English given the context.
    Because it’s dumb that people would talk behind someone’s back about a grammatical error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vodka Drunkenski View Post
    Because it’s dumb that people would talk behind someone’s back about a grammatical error.
    Or something grammatical that nobody really cares about because it doesn't really matter.

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    It's funny because proper grammar is something that triggers people and brings up a lot of grade school trauma. But it's nowhere near as bad as being triggered by expectations of doing basic math problems in your head. I've seen people go off at the mere suggestion that they be able to calculate something simple like they've been bullied all their life and now it's time to lash out lol.

    There's actually a whole area of psychology called "Mathematical anxiety" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_anxiety

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    I mean... Fair.

    There's nothing worse than conflating grammar and typos like the people who think it's a victory to correct they're / their* in the Internet age.

    But math... Fuck math.

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