Why have I never used this word? ancillary The definition at http://dict.die.net adj reads: "relating to something that is added but is not essential" Encarta even has a button to click if you need to hear the proper pronunciation. (sounds like “an sill air ee” with the emphasis on the “an”) The encarta.msm.com definitions are: … Continue reading an sill air ee
Regardless, Irregardless, Regardless, Irregardless, Regardless, Irregardless Is it a real word or isn't it? Well . . . I don't use it. You decide for yourself. "Irregardless" appears the heaviest and oldest dictionary I own, a 1967 Random House Dictionary of the English Language, The Unabridged Edition: "Usage. IRREGARDLESS is considered nonstandard because it is … Continue reading “Irregardless” is too a real word. The spell checker didn’t pick it up!