(Closed) Spinoff….what spelling mistakes or grammatical errors irk you?

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Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

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@strawbs:  I know.  It’s almost like nails on a chalkboard/a knife scraping a plate (two sounds that make me want to rip my own eyeballs out) every time I see it.  I sometimes will repeat it in my head just because it sounds so awful I can’t understand how someone would think it’s correct.

Post # 33
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Helper bee

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!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@FMM:  You did ‘good’! It is WELL not good!

I forgot that one! That one really gets to me, also!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@KCKnd2:  I should have read through all the posts before commenting because you summed it up perfectly!

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

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@Dandelion D:  You did too! Great to know I’m not the only one who fixates on that!

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. 😉

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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.

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@MrsDrRose612:  can’t blame you. When you said people do that on a regular basis I wanted to claw my eyes out knowing that.

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@Miss Apricot:  actually the word they’re trying to use is “wary”. so they just can’t spell >_<

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

All of the above, but what I hate most of all is “judgy”.  That is not a word.  Please learn how to spell “judgmental”. 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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@Dandelion D:  However, there is one grammatical error that really gets to me every time I see it or hear it. It is the misuse of “I or me” when talking about yourself and someone else. For example: “Here’s a picture of Fiance and I” or “MOH and me will be wearing matching earrings.”

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! 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Using then and than in the wrong context.

 

Post # 44
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Helper bee

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 

Post # 45
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@September29:  Haha, sorry! I copy edit a lot of tech articles and so they’re terms that people who are writing for me should already know :). Sorry, a bit niche-specific!

Post # 46
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@bRooklynRocks:  I know! That drives me nuts, too! I don’t think I’m even that amazing of a copy editor, and I see errors all of the time in professional publications! Actually, I decided I wanted to become one because I used to pick apart the newspaper and books I read :). 

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@vorpalette: The crazy thing is, the cloud actually is a thing! But people have misused it so much that it barely has a meaning now! 

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