This is another installment of your pet peeves, which are pet peeves that you posted on our Pet Peeves page. Some of them might be redundancies, but I doubt they’re as redundant as the previous sentence.
Keep ’em coming–we love to hear them.
- Saying “on accident”
- Skipping the word “other” in comparisons, such as “This car gets better gas mileage than any in its class”
- Hot water heater (Wonder what the problem is with that? Buy Literally, the Best Language Book Ever to find out! Note: I’ve said it before, but book promotion doesn’t have to be subtle.)
- Same difference
- How come, as in “How come he didn’t eat?”
- Saying “axe” instead of “ask”
- Saying “disorientated”
- Saying “May I help who’s next” instead of “May I help the next person in line”
- Trying to sound important through conflated language, such as saying “ground truthing” for “verifying the field data”
- Saying things like “The city will be replaning trees that it cut down”
- Using “different than” instead of “different from”
I have a pet peeve — using a single open quotation mark when an apostrophe is called for. Ahem.
A pet peeve would be ending a sentence with a preposition or not closing the space between dashes and corresponding words (ahem); this is an attempt to play gotcha. WordPress CSS dictates such things, not bloggers.
The phrase makes my skin crawl each time!