Good Medicine, Bad Prefix

It seems that no one is exempt from making mistakes in language. However, a person’s manner of speech, for the most part, is a reflection of his or her intelligence, and credibility as well.

Doctors communicate all of the time, through instructions, prescriptions, patient logs, and more. The importance of saying exactly what they mean can be critical with regard to patient safety.

The main spokesperson for the TV show is well-known and highly-regarded Dr. Travis Stork. He is articulate and well informed. That is why it took me by surprise to hear him speak this word today.

Everyone should know that the prefix “irr” means “not.” It should also be known that the suffix “less” means “without.”

Therefore, if “irregardless” were a real word, it be a double negative term meaning “not without regard.”

Enough said!


About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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