Kojo Yankson: Nim-Weezy, I thought of you when I heard a bizarre word yesterday.
Animwaa Anim Addo: Which word was that?
Kojo Yankson: Irregardless
Animwaa Anim Addo: Pardon? That’s not a word, is it?
Kojo Yankson: It is most certainly not. People say that when they mean to say “regardless”.
Animwaa Anim-Addo: But regardless means “in spite of”, so why add that unnecessary ‘I’ at the beginning?
Kojo Yankson: I think people get confused by the word irrespective, which has a similar meaning. In fact, it means “regardless of”.
Animwaa Anim-Addo: Yes, “regardless of”, not “irregardless of”
Kojo Yankson: Well, we now know how to say it right.