Posted on July 6, 2020 at 2:17 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Brace yourselves, grammar traditionalists.

Merriam-Webster has declared that “irregardless” is a word — “it may not be a word that you like,” in the editors’ own words, but the entry emphasizes that it is in fact a word.

NPR spoke with a few teachers on the matter; one was firmly opposed to the ruling and vowed to keep correcting it in students’ papers, while another took a more fatalistic approach.

What say you, Fussy fans?

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