Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sat Feb 16 14:49:47 UTC 2008

Yeah, parents, teachers, and clergy pass out when they hear rappers yelling "irregardless."


"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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At 2/16/2008 12:16 AM, LanDi Liu wrote:
>On Sat, Feb 16, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Brenda Lester
> > During a lecture, my prof used the word "irregardless," and I almost fell
> > out of my chair. But I kept my mouth shut because he was getting over the
> > flu and not feeling well.
> >
> > bl
> >
>Joel Berson and Wilson Gray have used it here just this year!
>But that's OK, because according to this site, it's "the baddest-ass word of
>all time!"

That's why we use it -- to get street rep in the 'hood. (I'm sure
Wilson can put it more colorfully.)


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