This popped out at me from a Chi Trib obit:
As a member of Winfield United, a group that advocates responsible development, Mrs. . . . didn’t want anyone messing with the natural beauty that inspired her artwork, said her son, John.
No quotes around “messing with,” so the writer and her editors “are OK with that,” as the saying goes. And that’s OK with them.
Not with me. The writer, a Trib intern, and her editors confuse conversational jargon with newspaper writing. She’s new at it and deserves better attention from them.