(Closed) Let’s eat grandpa!

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Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I hate “could of, would of, should of”.

Damn it people! That doesn’t even make sense!

It’s supposed to be the short form for “could HAVE (could’ve), would HAVE (would’ve), should HAVE (should’ve)”!

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@AprilJo2011: 

Hey now, don’t go getting all fancy with apostrophes and stuff!! Some of them are still working on capitalization. 

Post # 30
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591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Post # 31
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Sugar bee

Grrr! I see this on the bee a lot and it really makes me go “What??” Ladies, it’s neither ‘devestated’ nor is it ‘rediculous’. Phew, I’ve been waiting for a thread like this to open so I can say this 🙂

ETA. It’s more of a spelling mistake than a grammatical error.

Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@ohheavenlyday: You’re (or, you are) probably right! Lol!

I won’t even mention the comparative of bad: bad, worse, worst, and how i hate to read “this is the worse!” and “but it got worst than that!”

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Basic common sense ones that EVERYONE should know:

their/they’re

too/to/two

your/you’re

waist/waste 

by/bye/buy

u/you 

hole/whole

i am/i’m

weather/whether

witch/which

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Let’s not leave out the ‘could of’, ‘should of’.

The ultimate butchering of the English language. Aaaaaaaaaah!!!!

Post # 34
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

bahahaha i LOVE this thread! one of my biggest pet peeves is when people put a question mark at the end of a statement that is of questioning nature. for example, if someone wrote something like, “i’m not sure if i’m going to the game?” oh my gosh, i don’t know why but it drives me insane!!! and yes, the your vs. you’re kills me also…  ugggghh….

Post # 35
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

its/it’s

their /there/they’re

I/me

There are a bunch more but why beat a dead horse. The grammar skills of the world are going down the crapper.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ok I have to chime in. Less vs fewer!!!! This drives me INSANE. It’s everywhere, commercials even get it wrong (ie- “50% less calories than before” no! there are 50% fewer calories than before!, “10 items or less”)…don’t they have people editing those things?!

Rediculous and definately are also up there for me (but I guess that’s more spelling than grammar?), and their/they’re/there + your/you’re…not rocket science.  Also fiance and fiancee….fiance is the male, his future wife is his fiancee. They are not interchangable.  Whew, I’m done.

 

ETA: I love the Oatmeal and I would like a pet “alot”.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@GreenEyedMoon: From one editor to another, my heart goes out to you!

These are awesome. The ones that particularly bug me are

irregardless

aloud (vs allowed)

finance (How does that N get in there? Surely you don’t pronounce it feeNONsay?)

and of course, ludacris.

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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@linguo42: fiance vs. finance

I actually love that one, because it sounds so much like a gold digger Freudian slip! 

But it might easily be just a typo.  I always mix up the letters when I type ‘university’.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

[Sigh] There are just too many offenses to list here.  It’s everywhere.  The New York Times has misused the apostrophe for as long as I can remember (it’s DVDs not DVD’s!)  But the worst one around here for me is “I was balling my eyes out”.  Really?  You were screwing your eyes out?

I think you mean you were “bawling your eyes out”. lol

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am in love with the Oxford comma. I will defend it until death!

Correct: I ate chicken, macaroni, and jello.

Incorrect: I ate chicken, macaroni and jello.

(Yes, I know that technically they are both correct… But I strongly prefer the Oxford comma and I use it religiously.)

 

 

I know a few have already mentioned it, but incorrect word choice bothers me.

Your/You’re

weather/whether

dual/duel

Etc.

I can forgive misspellings, but not using the completely wrong word.

 

 

Subject/verb agreement:

They was here yesterday.

Blue and green is my favorite colors.

(I heard an employee at my workplace talking on the phone with incorrect subject/verb agreement in every other sentence. It made her sound completely uneducated. With her position, I assume she has a college degree.)

 

 

And when “me” is the object of the preposition, many people screw it up if there’s another person’s name added:

Incorrect: Come with Sally and I.

Correct: Come with Sally and me.

 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

So random question- I was taught that potato and potatoe are both acceptable (the same with tomato). Is this true?

Wanted to add, I do have a college degree and can function in the world. This has been driving me nuts!

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