Words

geek1997

Member
One of mine is 'it's a mute point'. It's 'moot'! I don't think a point has the ability to be mute.

I do think the mutation of the word 'sandwich' is fun to follow. In my family, it's not even being passed down consistently. I will say 'sammich' more often than not, but my daughter says 'sangwich'... and my grandkids, all 3 my daughters kids, say 'sandwich' properly. It's really interesting.
I say sammich because that’s my brothers’ names squished together.

My college roommate and I felt the need to pronounce silent consonants at the end of words (‘comb’) and then extended it to ither words (‘homb’)
 

George

wishes he had a pink frolicing llama under his tag
Here's a headline I just read:

Disney Shopping Centers Re-Open, But What About Disney World?
 

George

wishes he had a pink frolicing llama under his tag
New normal
Yuck. Some things about the "old normal" so great either.

And what about "First Responders?" I never heard that term before the 9/11 attacks. What about those who responded a bit later?
 

Disneyfan

Well-known member
George, you seem to be the expert. Maybe you, or another expert, can help me.

Are any of these examples using "regard" correct?
1. I am very irritated in regards to the ADR situation.
2. I am very irritated in regard to the ADR situation.
3. I am very irritated regarding the ADR situation.
 
George, you seem to be the expert. Maybe you, or another expert, can help me.

Are any of these examples using "regard" correct?
1. I am very irritated in regards to the ADR situation.
2. I am very irritated in regard to the ADR situation.
3. I am very irritated regarding the ADR situation.
"In regard to" is correct, but "regarding" is both correct and better. You avoid the confusion of regard/regards (because no matter which you use, someone will judge you, even if they're wrong) and it is more direct. It's a rare situation when "in regard to" cannot be replaced with "regarding," "concerning," or even just "about."
 

George

wishes he had a pink frolicing llama under his tag
"In regard to" is correct, but "regarding" is both correct and better. You avoid the confusion of regard/regards (because no matter which you use, someone will judge you, even if they're wrong) and it is more direct. It's a rare situation when "in regard to" cannot be replaced with "regarding," "concerning," or even just "about."
I agree with #3 and that I am The Expert. :RpS_tongue:
 

Art Vandelay

that's a shame
"In regard to" is correct, but "regarding" is both correct and better. You avoid the confusion of regard/regards (because no matter which you use, someone will judge you, even if they're wrong) and it is more direct. It's a rare situation when "in regard to" cannot be replaced with "regarding," "concerning," or even just "about."
Yes!!

"In regards to..." makes me cringe.
 

Disneyfan

Well-known member
I agree with #3 and that I am The Expert. :RpS_tongue:
George, you have kept me on my toes for quite a while - maybe even years. Some time ago, I was asking or writing about 'Ohana. You complimented me because I had typed 'Ohana correctly. Ever since then, I have tried to be careful because I know that you are watching. ;)

BTW
Thank you for your humor! There have been times that I needed a laugh. You didn't even know, but you made some of my days brighter.
 
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