We’re Listening…

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. When you share your language pet peeves, we listen. In fact, we also highlight them in a blog post, just as we are today.

Here are about 20 of your pet peeves:

  • We was (which is an error similar to saying “there is” with a plural subject–something that is done about 8,000,000,000 times per day).
  • Ain’t.
  • Yinz (Pittsburgh-ese if I’ve ever heard it).
  • Excessive use of possessives.
  • Using “you” when it should be “your.”
  • Typos on professional Web sites.
  • When people ask for a letter of recommendation rather than a positive letter of recommendation.
  • Using “thanx” instead of “thanks.”
  • Blood is thicker than water.
  • Saying “try and” instead of “try to.”
  • Confusion between “imply” and “infer.”
  • Overuse of the exclamation point (I couldn’t agree more!!!!!!!).
  • Saying “Oooooooooooooooh” and “Hellooooooooooooooooo.”
  • “Tooken” instead of “taken.”
  • Most happiest (or any other most with a superlative).
  • Saying “Sorry, my bad.”
  • Saying “conversate” (It’s in Literally, the Best Language Book Ever).
  • Saying “goes” instead of “said.”
  • Answering a yes-or-no question with “that’ll be fine.”
  • Mispronouncing “nuclear.”
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