Irregardless - it's not a word. You mean regardless. My father-in-law uses it all the time, and I scold him every time I hear him. It's been 14 years, and I haven't gotten through to him yet.
And don't even get me started on making verbs out of nouns. Impact is a noun, and sometimes an adjective, but not a verb. Something can have an impact, but you cannot impact something. Use affect instead.
I take this pretty seriously and have been known to yell at back at the radio during NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." My kids are used to my rantings. But my husband did think I was having a heart attack the day I heard Jodie Foster, who graduated from an Ivy League college, talk in an interview about the "impactfullness" of a movie.
Yesterday I almost crashed the car when I saw a new made-up word. I was driving north on Lamar after taking the girls to see "Wall-E" when I passed by a construction site. The sign on the construction fence read, "Architected by Such-and-such Company." I did a triple take, not sure I'd read the sign correctly, but I had.
I called my sister, who works for an architectural/design firm in Los Angeles to see if "architected" is an accepted term in her world. She assured me that it isn't, but she did say that she's going to put it on all of her work from now on - "Architected by Keeffer." She was at the office when I called her, and one of her co-workers overheard her say that and cracked up.
I need to drive by the place again and take a picture, just to prove what I saw. And then I may just send an e-mail to the company to scold them for their mis-use of the language.
Then again, maybe I need to get a life.
Updated: I got a picture!