Post # 1
Mind you, this is one of many, but I cannot stand it when people say:
“I could care less.”
If you COULD care less, that means you care a little. If you COULDN’T care less, then you don’t care at all. I laugh when it gets mixed up, because it really, really negates the message you’re trying to get across.
C’mon, I know there’s more crazy/anal Bees like me out there!
Post # 3
- 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
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
“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
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
1. “Irregardless” is not a word.
2. It’s “especially,” not “eXpecially.”
Post # 8
A manager at work sent an email yesterday about the next four “Friday’s”
Post # 9
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
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
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.
Post # 12
@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 # 13
@lolot: HA! Right?! You just have to think about if it makes sense with or without the word “is.” Boom! It’s that simple.
@sydneygal444: The of/have thing drives me INSANE… During a peer-observation, one of my fellow teachers told her students that “could’ve” is “could of.” I wanted to jump in, but that would’ve (<–not would of) made her look bad in front of her students. And it wouldn’t have made me look too great, either!
Post # 14
@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
@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!!!