You made more notable arguments than I can properly account for!

Another phrase that comes to mind is “I could careless” — very similar to the “irregardless” example you provided. Quite strange, isn’t it, how we reach points where we openly adopt poor uses of the language.

I may do more articles like this, Rusty! Thanks for the thoughtful input.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.