It’s National Grammar Day! In honor of the day, Poynter listed some of their pet peeves..Here’s one of mine.
In my very important day job I read the weekly status reports of a number of highly experienced professional writers. This week one writer used the phrase “in regards to”. Two reports later, another writer offered up “with regards to”.
Where did I go wrong?
Some people don’t like split infinitives (I don’t know why). Some people are annoyed by due to. “With regards to” and “in regards to” are like fingernails on a blackboard to me. This guy tells me I’m wrong to be annoyed. Google Ngram Viewer tells me their use has exploded since 1960 or so. I don’t care. They sound awful. And people who use them should get off my lawn.