Loc: Columbus, Ohio
|Posted: 3/1/2013 6:59:22 PM|
The principle vs. principal one is a big one for me. I've actually seen teachers on this site write about their principle. It makes me crazy.
I hate the loose/lose one, too.
My students write "dose" when they mean "does".
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|Posted: 3/1/2013 8:09:33 PM|Since I was just posting about my new crimper I remembered...
My hubby says FRiskars every time. Drives me crazy. I keep telling him it's FIskars. You know, since the man doesn't pronounce his r's a lot (as in cah, aht (art), yahd) you'd think he wouldn't be adding extra ones! Actually, come to think of it... he probably says Friskahs.
|Posted: 3/1/2013 8:21:06 PM|An acquaintance of mine got married and at her reception, there was a banner that read: "Congradulations!".
I also hate when folks say "mines" instead of mine to show possession. "That's mines." No!!!
Loc: Alexandria, VA
|Posted: 3/2/2013 4:21:01 PM|I've so enjoyed this thread, but it should be titled "The Word Nerd Thread"!
Loc: Bay Area University
|Posted: 3/2/2013 4:33:07 PM|
I'm becoming less and less picky, but I can't take anyone seriously if they write "should of" or "could of." They should've learned about conjunctions years ago...
Loc: somewhere over the rainbow
|Posted: 3/2/2013 4:50:04 PM|Just read through a few and my biggest pet peeves have been covered.
|Posted: 3/2/2013 5:30:08 PM|
It's mine, not "mines".
|Posted: 3/2/2013 10:08:20 PM|
love the thread....
had to add - want vs won't
I "want" be going to the beach
I "won't" an apple
drives me crazy....
|Posted: 3/2/2013 11:10:56 PM|
Love this thread...and had to add my pet peeve...
Canon vs. Cannon
Canon is a brand of cameras, printers, etc.
But cannon is a mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles.
Loc: Just a short drive from Nashville, TN! (Yee-Haw Ya'll!)
|Posted: 3/3/2013 12:23:36 AM|Well this is the most awesome post ever.
I SEEN this thread and I just had to comment here, too!
I see and hear "seen" (in place of "saw" everywhere and it makes me twitch. LOL
"I seen that at Michaels ..."
That's one of my biggest pet peeves. I know people who seem to be well educated in other areas of life but they say "I seen..." and it astonishes me!
That's what I get for living in the South!! I will often write things incorrectly because I'm just being silly and trying to communicate in a Southern way -- i.e., "well excuse me for livin'!" -- but I do actually know how to speak correctly.
Loc: The City That Never Sleeps
|Posted: 3/3/2013 8:31:01 AM|There's a certain host on a certain shop-at-home network who says this, and it makes me cringe every time: "All the sudden." It's "all OF A sudden." I've heard other people say this on videos, too.
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Loc: Big Bottom Valley
|Posted: 3/3/2013 4:57:47 PM|
spell out your damn words, people! You look like a nitwit.
It's photo, not foto. Enough, not enuf.
Prepared to be annoyed!
I love to use "tho", "thru", " 'nuff said", "woulda, shoulda, coulda" and probably some more I can't think of right now.
Just think of me as your colloquial using nitwit friend
(but I agree with everything else posted )
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Loc: The Great Northeast
|Posted: 3/3/2013 6:00:34 PM|
My two pet peeves are using anxious instead of eager and nauseous instead of nauseated. When people say they feel nauseous I always have to bite my tongue; however, I do realize that because of constant misuse nauseous is now accepted as meaning nauseated. I still want to say, 'I don't think you make others sick' though!