I’m unleashing the Zombie Army on the next person who says “in regards to.”
What they mean… well, how do I know? Their woolly minds are a mystery to me. And I don’t mean “woolly” in a wonderful fiber-related alpaca-like way. Just in case you were wondering. But I digress…
I’m guessing that they are trying to say “referring to” or “concerning,” per this definition. In which case, they could say:
- In regard to
- With regard to
- As regards
Or they could just say “concerning.” Which might be a word they could use correctly. Maybe. Possibly. Perhaps.
By using “in regards to,” what they are actually saying is:
- I’m trying – and failing – to sound intelligent.
- My education was a failure.
- I can’t write properly either.
- I’m too pompous to speak plainly.
- I’m too dumb to check with Dr. Grammar.
And as of now they are saying:
- Please send the Zombie Army to consume me immediately.