Early appearances of "irregardless"

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Sun May 6 01:41:22 UTC 2007

>Yes, and in fact there's also "unfuck".

Which could imply the possibility of giving (and getting) back
virginity... Literally, of course, fucking is not a reversible
action. But I've seen and used "unfuck" in humorous contexts enough
times. There's a popular quip seen mainly in email forwards but also
on buttons and so forth: "OK, I take it back. Unfuck you." I've also
used it to mean "make something no longer fucked up," as in undo some
damage that has been done, and that _is_ a reversible meaning, but I
don't think that's a very common usage.

James Harbeck.

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