To the writer for the Yahoo! front page: I’d like to make a suggestion regarding your choice of words. It’s simply this: Don’t use in regards to. It’s just wrong. Try in regard to or better still, regarding:
If you’re ever tempted to say in regards to — don’t! Stop yourself before you look like this grammatically challenged writer on Yahoo! Style:
The correct expression is in regard to. If you can’t remember which is correct (in regard to or in regards to), just say regarding. It’s shorter and will save you time and space.
Did the writer for Yahoo! Makers have stationery on her mind when she wrote this?
Is that why she chose to use envelope (which is a form of stationery that holds bills from the electric company and birthday cards from Aunt Hazel) instead of the verb envelop? It might have been better if she thought about stationery and not stationary, which means not moving.
I’m not going to mince my words: This little sentence on Yahoo! Style is the dumbest thing I’ve read today:
The writer (and her editor, if she has one) must be complete morons. This is from an article about Mr. Bublé “fat shaming” (yes, that is apparently a real thing) a stranger. The writer thinks “mincing words” means that he was somehow insulting or chewing out the stranger. It is the exact opposite. The American Heritage Dictionary says that “to mince” means “to moderate, restrain, or euphemize (words) for the sake of politeness and decorum: Don’t mince words: say what you mean.“
Where did she get that idea? Where did the writer for Yahoo! Style get the idea that dust (from hanging out in a desert) would be caked between cracks in one’s skin?
It would be caked in cracks. It’s just one more example of throwing out words without regard to their appropriateness. But this is Yahoo!. What should we expect?