"even still" ?

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Mar 11 15:57:12 UTC 2006

>     Abject apologies are a bit overdone.  Profound ones will do.  :-)
>When I sent the first message, there was a twinkle in my eye that didn't
>come across.  In any case, blends are important in language---of interest
>in themselves, for their role in idiomaticity, and for their relevance to
>broader issues in linguistics.
>     My list of blends doesn't contain "even still," so thanks for this
>additional item. Also, a few days ago there was mention of "irregardless."
>This is evidently a blend of "regardless" and "irrespective."
>Gerald Cohen
Never fear.  The twinkle was winking brightly out of "wounded."

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