(Closed) Grammar/spelling freak Bees, what's your pet peeve?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
Member
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Excess, incorrect apostrophes!  Ack!!!

(Or should I say, apostrophe’s. )

People, years (1990’s) and acronyms (my STD’s) do NOT need apostrophes.  Nor do other plurals that are not possessive.  Ugh, drives me up the wall.

PS – that “I could care less” thing always makes me laugh.  Oh, so you DO care a bit??

Post # 4
Member
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have so many! 2 big ones:

Using “your” instead of you’re, or vice versa which is even more bizarre

“of” instead of “have”, eg I should of paid more attention at school

Post # 5
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3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

“Irregardless” is HUGE for me! I’ve even corrected my mom. I also hate “fixin’ to” but that’s because I’m from the south & it’s everywhere & just a pet peeve lol

Your/You’re and its/it’s…anything with misplaced apostrophes. I probably could list a hundred more but I don’t want to think that hard lol

Post # 6
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5400 posts
Bee Keeper

I really hate when people mix up then/than. That might be my biggest pet peeve. Then of course all the homophones (obviously a lot of words lol). Oh and another one I can’t stand is strick instead of strict. Like I can’t even remember how many times I’ve read that (“I’m on a strick diet”). 

Post # 7
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

1. “Irregardless” is not a word.

2. It’s “especially,” not “eXpecially.” 

Post # 8
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126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@lolot:  +1

A manager at work sent an email yesterday about the next four “Friday’s”

Post # 9
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6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh my lord! I was going to say that!! I was reading a post today and someone said “I could care less”. I was sooo tempted to be like “I hope you’re not implying you don’t give two shits because in that case, you meant to say you couldn’t care less”

Post # 10
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358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My most hated is “its” and “it’s”.  How is this one so confusing?!

/Oh, and of/have and all of the other expressions people learn by ear and never stop to wonder if they make sense.  “case and point”… “for all intensive purposes”… GAH!

Post # 11
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The misuse of per se. People use it to mean “exactly” when it means “by itself”. AND people spelling it per say. Drives me nuts. 

 

Confusing weary and wary. 

 

Definately. 

Post # 12
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5400 posts
Bee Keeper

@sydneygal444:  ugh yes could of is soooooo annoying! I see it all the time on here! 

 

@lolot:  sometimes my iPad/iPhone don’t get apostrophes right and I’m too lazy to go back and fix it. It drives me nuts too, but I do actually know when to use them so that’s how I justify it lol. 

Post # 14
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8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@jwdesiree:  Oh yes that’s definitely one of mine.

Also, when people say “should of”. That makes my blood boil. It’s “should have”.

Also when people use the wrong “their/they’re/there”, “your, you’re” etc.

“Fiancee” when talking about a guy – see it on here a lot.

“Isle” instead of “aisle”.

I make typos… we all do… but some things just piss me off lol.

Post # 15
Member
5400 posts
Bee Keeper

@jwdesiree:  There was a thread like this recently on here, and a fifth grade (I think) teacher actually commented that she doesn’t correct certain mistakes like to/too/two. I was totally flabbergasted. That is her job!!!

Post # 16
Hostess
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

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