Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by doctorjazz, Mar 16, 2009.
Technically, that is a pronunciation mistake rather than a grammatical error.
Just sayin', izall.
The one that gets me really annoyed is a common one here.
Instead of: should HAVE
They use: should of...
Don't know why...but it's annoying to hear UNI STUDENTS using it.
Only double contraction I know.
The mixing up of "further" and "farther". One indicates continuance; the other indicates distance (actual or metaphorical).
Adding 'like; onto the end of sentences...
Another one is using all capital letters to simulate shouting instead of using italics for emphasis.
I don't have access to the italic feature at the mo- I'm on my phone.
My biggest grammatical pet peeve is Username.
I like username n/a......
should've=should have="should of"
Me, I'm with Vonnegut: "semicolons are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you've been to college."
I try. That counts for something, doesn't it?
I can stand neither people who are too lazy to capitalize, nor those who use apostrophes when attempting to use plural nouns.
I don't never do that.
New peeve: Misspelling misusing.
Another infraction that really bothers me is when someone says
"Holy crap, am I ever happy!"
when what they really mean is
"Holy crap, am I ever gay!"
... or the other way around.
''Take the x off of the y."
As a non-native speaker, I have even greater trouble understanding the origin of this abomination.
Take the lid off of the jar?
Like me dear ol' mum used to say "Get that damned cat off of the counter!!"