Deanna Miesch

Speaking of Deanna Miesch, we found this object she made that I subsequently scanned. I'm not sure how the copyright works, but irregardless


I think it was part of her mural, Flatland, which was still unfinished in 1995 when I last saw her.

(definition of irregardless behind jump)

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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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