Posted by languageandgrammar on September 27, 2009
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).
- 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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