(Closed) Grammar Pet Peeves?

posted 10 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 62
937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I hate being corrected on my bad spelling/grammar… I’m not the smartest person in the world but still i know what i’m talking about LOL 🙂

My partner does it alot to me… i’ll be talking and he’ll be like "its this not that" and i’ll be like ARGH! and walk away not wanting to continue what i was talking about lol!

thats my grammar pet peeves…. being corrected on it LOL

Post # 63
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

A wedding related peeve that I have is reading about brides walking down the "isle." Unless it was a destination wedding, I’m betting she walked down the aisle

Post # 64
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My pet peeve is when people type "Your Welcome" and not "You’re Welcome"…grrrrrrrr…….

Post # 65
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@Miss Mouse:  Linguistics courses that I have taken in the last couple of years have slightly altared (just kidding!) my perspective.  I now have a more thorough understanding of the concept that written language is merely an immitation of spoken language.  I’ve tried to be more forgiving of spelling errors ever since I learned that.

Post # 66
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ Mouse: I breathe deeply and try to think this way everytime my attention is draw to the fact that we have begun to replace "alternative" with "alternate" pretty much everywhere! It’s become a style issue even though technically, just a few years ago, it was considered incorrect to use "alternate" for "alternative".  I am trying to be zen about it as I watch my journalism and publishing buddies fight it out!

Since Mr. Bee brought up a wedding-related one (stationary vs. stationery) I have to say it pretty much drives me nuts to see someone confuse aisle/isle, especially in the subject line of a new thread! 

Post # 67
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I thought of another one!

I may be opening up a regional can of worms here, but it is something that my husband and I disagree about constantly.  

He says, "I’m done my homework."

This makes no sense to me.  I am done my homework?  Where’s the preposition?

I say, "I’m done with my homework" or "My homework is done" or even "I’ve done my homework."

What do you all say about this one?

Post # 68
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I’m getting certified as a teacher with a major in Language Arts, so I have SO many grammar pet peeves.  I hate it when people misuse you/you’re (this reminds me of that scene from "Friends" where Ross and Rachel break up), its/it’s, their/they’re, to/too/two, effect/affect and accept/except.  I also can’t stand it when the subject and verb do not agree. I’ll admit it, I’m kind of a grammar nerd.

Miss Mouse, I had to take an introduction to linguistics class as part of my major and I had SUCH a hard time with the fact that grammatical "mistakes" are considered acceptable from a linguistic perspective.  As a teacher, I cringe when I hear some words/phrases that are not grammatically correct from a language arts perspective, but are totally okay linguistically. However, I do agree with your point about how having "incorrect" grammar is not indicative of being an uneducated or unitelligent person.

Post # 69
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My biggest pet peeve?


FEWER and LESS are NOT interchangeable!

ie… "I was there for 5 less minutes than I was yesterday…." um, no you weren’t. You were there for five fewer minutes and less time.


Dumb, but completely irks me to the point where I verbally correct the radio, print ads (the worst offenders!), and speakers who are far enough away from me so that they cannot hear me 🙂


Also, I hate emoticons but use them like it’s my job. And I’m a MAJOR Oxford Comma lover. 

Post # 70
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

What drives me over the edge?  Reading SUPER CRAZY run on mega-sentences.

Post # 71
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I found this a while ago …


Post # 72
765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

haha fontgoddess – i’m sending that to my sister.

and yes, i know i’m not e.e. cummings but i still like to use lowercase when i’m posting 😉

Post # 73
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m going to mention a few that I see a lot in ads for dresses:

"sequence" instead of "sequins"

"rooshing" for "ruching"

and unrelated to dresses, "defiantly" for "definitely"

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