I’m not surprised, but I am a bit disappointed.
However, if so many people use the “word” irregardless, then it was bound to happen.
Just add it to the list of things in the English language that make little to no sense.
Me – I went to the movies.
You – So DIDN’T I.
Me – So you did? Or you didn’t?
Of you could just read through the comment section on any social media platform to see the English language being brutalized.
The Oxford English dictionary & Merriam-Webster have been adding new words & slang for years, so it was bound to happen to “irregardless”