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What's your biggest grammatical pet peeve?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by doctorjazz, Mar 16, 2009.


  1. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois

    Technically, that is a pronunciation mistake rather than a grammatical error.

    Just sayin', izall. :D
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Shouldn't've

    Only double contraction I know.
     
  4. crayzee

    crayzee

    Feb 12, 2009
    Mississauga, ON
    The mixing up of "further" and "farther". One indicates continuance; the other indicates distance (actual or metaphorical).
     
  5. Adding 'like; onto the end of sentences...:mad:
     
  6. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois

    Another one is using all capital letters to simulate shouting instead of using italics for emphasis.
     
  7. I don't have access to the italic feature at the mo- I'm on my phone.
     
  8. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    My biggest grammatical pet peeve is Username.
     
  9. I like username n/a......
     
  10. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    Maine/Vermont
    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."
     
  11. I try. That counts for something, doesn't it?:atoz:
     
  12. :atoz:
     
  13. :D

    :bawl:
     
  14. I can stand neither people who are too lazy to capitalize, nor those who use apostrophes when attempting to use plural nouns.
     
  15. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    I don't never do that.

    New peeve: Misspelling misusing.
     
  16. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    2ik2rk0le1.
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. ''Take the x off of the y." :confused:


    As a non-native speaker, I have even greater trouble understanding the origin of this abomination.
     
  19. Take the lid off of the jar?
     
  20. Like me dear ol' mum used to say "Get that damned cat off of the counter!!"
     

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