Even though you may sing chords, you don’t use your vocal chords. They’re vocal cords and that’s what the writer Yahoo! Style should have written:
Yahoo! Style reports that Kanye West was recently spotted wearing “a hoodie with chords.”
That could only mean one thing: The rapper was singing chords while wearing the hoodie. Or the rapper was wearing corduroy pants (also called cords) and the writer is a tad confused. Oh, I guess that’s two things.
They’re not vocal chords. Even though you use them to sing chords, they’re vocal cords:
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