bdubbs at swbell.net
Sun Jan 26 10:49:49 PST 2003
Martin Hodge wrote:
>"James Cozine" <jmcozine at yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:87ptqkoz0s.fsf at yahoo.com...
>>>The following chroot command will work irregardless of your host
>>>distribution's Glibc version.
>LOL! Who ever said computer geeks had impeccable grammar?
///"Irregardless/ is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct
usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard
speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th
century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an
improper yoking of /irrespective/ and /regardless/ and for the logical
absurdity of combining the negative /ir-/ prefix and /-less/ suffix in a
single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different
from words with redundant affixes like /debone/ and /unravel,/ it has
been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so."
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