- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2008
I can’t stand a lot of the ones that PPs have mentioned, but another one that gets me (although it might not technically be WRONG so much as a regional trend, I’m not sure) is when people say “this needs washed/fixed/painted” rather than “this needs TO BE washed/fixed/painted.” It really really bugs me! It’s especially annoying that my SO uses it!
Oh, and note to my other weight loss participants, ‘We want to lose weight so our clothes will be looser‘ or ‘I could care less’ grrrr.
I suspect we were just typing simultaneously, since it looks like we both spent a little time on our posts and they went up within minutes of one another. Besides, nothing wrong with a little reinforcement of an often-misused point of grammar. 😉
Many of these bother me but I think what bothers me the most is the misuse of apostrophes, quotation marks, or semicolons. I guess I have a thing against misuse of punctuation.
I don’t mind if it’s an obvious typo, because we all make those, (especially when the Bee doesn’t have that little red line that underlines a word you’ve spelled incorrectly! hehehe!). But there are a few things that bug me.
One I’ve seen a lot lately…confusing words in a certain saying. Like saying “I’d be weary of” when you mean “I’d be LEERY of”….two similiar sounding words, two completely different meanings.
I haven’t seen anyone actually SPELL it this way, but I hear a lot of people say acrost instead of across as in, “Let’s go acrost the street.” THERE’S NO ‘T’ IN THE WORD!!!!
There are a couple others that have already been mentioned, and I’m sure I’ll think of more, but for now, those are the couple that bug me.
All of the above, but what I hate most of all is “judgy”. That is not a word. Please learn how to spell “judgmental”.
I don’t know anyone else bothered by this. I don’t even know why I’m bothered by it. I just am!
Well now you know someone else bothered by it!!! LOL! That one gets to me, too, (also, incorrect usage of to, two, and too). We learn this when we are very young, so I don’t get what’s so darn difficult about it!
Using then and than in the wrong context.
Oh, another one I can’t stand: improper use of less/fewer! I can’t stand seeing the express lanes labeled “15 items or less” at grocery stores! It’s fewer! If you can count the items, it is fewer! Always gets to me, haha
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