Post # 129
Omg, you all have seriously made my Friday better, and I didn’t think that was possible!! I think my favorite error of all time was a classified ad in a very widely read newspaper that said, “For sale, friar rabbits”. 10 years later, the mental image of little bunnies in long brown robes and tonsure haircuts still cracks me up!!
Post # 130
I just want to add that I get rather tickled every time I see the title of this thread and imagine the old poor guy hiding in the closet, terrified of the fork-wielding six-year-olds waiting for him outside the door. That poor grandpa.
Post # 131
It’s all been said already! But the ones that get me the most are:
there/ they’re/ their
Post # 132
I could keep this going forever:) Another pet peeve: “deja vu all over again”. Deja vu means already seen, “over again” is redundant. In the same vein, ATM Machine. Oh, do you need to go to the automatic teller machine machine? Well, by all means:)
Post # 133
That’s a good one. So is “suppose to” instead of “supposed to.”
Post # 134
Whomever vs. Whoever:
It doesn’t bother me when people use “whoever” for everything. What DOES bother me is when people use “whomever” incorrectly. It’s like they just throw it in there to sound smart.
^I’m drunk right now. If that isn’t gramatically correct, I’m sorry. <3
ETA: I DO know how to use “whomever” and “whoever” correctly. Idk why it doesn’t bother me if people use “whoever” for all purposes. *shrug*
Post # 135
I didn’t read all of them but
definitely/defiantly – HATE that one SO MUCH.
you/you’re/your two/too/to their/there/they’re
And the best ones is –
Help Uncle Jack off a horse
Help uncle jack off a horse
It just drives me absolutely bonkers. If I catch a mistake like that my opinion of their intelligence just drops immediately. HOW ARE YOU COLLEGE EDUCATED AND STILL MAKING MISTAKES LIKE THAT?! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!
Post # 136
Agreed on “definately” … I hate that, too.
Post # 137
- Wedding: November 2011 - Neverland Farms
your/you’re really gets to me.
I personally tend to make up words. I usually spell them right.
Post # 138
Lay and lie. I hear this mixed up all the time, as in, “I’m going to lay down for a few minutes.”
Present tense: You LIE down on a bed, but you LAY a book down on the table.
Past tense: You LAY on the ground yesterday, but you LAID your pencil on the table.
Post # 139
That doesn’t bother me as much, because I always assumed people who were saying “it’s deja vu all over again” were being tongue-in-cheek. It never occurred to me that it wasn’t done on purpose, lol!
Post # 140
I have to confess – this is one that I’ve always had a hard time keeping straight.
Post # 141
My grammar is lousy. However, there are a few gems that keep popping up and driving me insane.
“Loose” and “lose” are TWO DIFFERENT WORDS. They are not interchangeable.
“Anyway” does NOT have the letter “s” at the end of it.
I’m also disappointed to see Canadian companies use American spelling in advertising.
Post # 142
I took a hardcore college grammar class, and I still have trouble with lay/lie. I usually have to google it, so it doesn’t make me mad if I do notice someone using it wrong.