Cord or chord; the Oxford English Dictionary has done it again: changed the way we write and think. When writing of the physical mechanism of speech and sound, it is now acceptable to use both "vocal cord" and "vocal chord." We now have the ability, in writing, to express a greater depth of meaning when speaking of the sound producing mechanism in our throat. We can write, for example, of having cysts on our vocal cords. And, we can write of the melodious sounds emanating from our vocal chords. Thanks to the good people at Oxford, we can write of such things with greater specificity.
Dadburnett, author of Personal Evlution, is a 70-year-old great grandfather, Independent N.T. Minister, full-time RVer, a blogger, and an avid reader who writes for fun and introspection.