People ... it's not that big a deal. Who cares if the word irregardless is an actual word or not ... hasn't anyone ever heard of poetic license? Irregardless, the word is used in the movie Mean Girls and that is the reference I am trying to make when I use the word. I'm sure this won't put the rest the intense ire that the word inspires in the Grammartarians out there ... but hopefully it's a start. [thanks to Shane for the awesome screencaps]
If you haven't already, you really should watch the movie Mean Girls ... it's so freaking hilarious ... and it's totally fetch!