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What's your biggest grammatical pet peeve?

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


  1. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    I hate when people are supposably deep... On forums and otherwise... You know, those people who are unable to end a sentence with a single period... Because, you know, it's important... I feel strongly about it... Because, you know... And stuff...

    I also hate the use of u instead if you... I know, it's shorter... But u can do it, it's not that hard 2 b literate...

    ....


    (dammit I've pissed myself off :mad:)
    (you could misinterpret that :rolleyes:)

    EDIT:

    Oh yeah , and those who can't put blanks the right way : only after punctuation . Either this or like this.You know what I ' m talking about .
     
  2. Blacke

    Blacke

    Nov 19, 2008

    I prolly have to agree.
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    So basically my 4th grade class.

    bc
     
  4. their there and they're
    your and you're
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    My pet peeve is about people who say :

    "those ones" all the time!! :mad:

    It's just so unecessary!

    "I'll have those, over there please."
    "I like those, not the green basses." etc.

    Why do people always have to insert an unecessary "ones"!!??
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    You just invented a word there!! :p
     
  7. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    No I didn't :)

    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Supposably

    (In truth, I'm not a native English speaker. Whenever I'm insecure about a word, I google it, and I'm given the exact spelling. Supposably was found as-is, but I didn't take notice where was it found :p Now we know!)
     
  8. Cuz dem onez is teh bestest xpression lolz :D


    :confused:

    Also, I hate to see small languages of this world being overwhelmed with English loan words that become subtitutes for originals (or is it original ones, Mr. Linfield? :p).

    But don't worry, it's not the English-speaking people's fault, it's the native speakers and their media.
    Also, every language nowadays is being perverted in some way ok, maybe not Latin), so yes, if we don't have major influences over the education and the media all we can do is lament.

    Btw, is there a polyglots club? If not, I'd like to be the proprietor :D
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Well that kind of proves my point - it is not a word!

    I now have a new pet peeve - people who say "supposably"..:p
     
  10. Bocete

    Bocete My E string is 36 1/4" long

    Sep 30, 2006
    I found one new on Uncyclopedia: exspecially. I'm astounded!
     
  11. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I have alot of them.
     
  12. Happynoj

    Happynoj

    Dec 5, 2006
    UK
    I like turtles.
    Affect/effect. It drives me insane, and every time I see it I want to beat the user to death with a stuffed heron.
     
  13. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    In french, my pet peeve is about people who will mix up -ez and -er verb endings.

    Manger is the gerund of the verb to eat.
    Mangez is "you eat", plural. They're pronounced the same way.

    My pet peeves in English (without pretending to be a grammar genius) are of the same type.

    You're/your
    Their/there/they're

    And I mildly loathe those who profusely use "y'all".
     
  14. Irregardless.....That one gets under my skin.

    My favorite is Pacifically, as in "I pacifically asked you not to make fun of my grammar".
     
  15. vinny

    vinny

    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
    irregardless
    exspecially
    excape
    nukular
    supposably

    And the other usual suspects:
    your/you're
    there/their/they're
    too/to/two

    plus many, many others.

    What really gets me is seeing it in advertising. Is no one checking this stuff?
     
  16. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    There's not enough time in the day to include everything.

    But lately it's been that adding an 's to a word does NOT make it plural. EVER.
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam


    I think that's just a speech impedement!

    Some people just cannot say "sp" or have lazy pronunciation.

    I remember asking a whole group of French people to say "Crisps" and they just couldn't get their chops around the last part - caused much amusement!! :p
     
  18. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    Actually it's not the "sp" part, but turning around from some consonant to a final "s" is really uncommon in French.

    Sort of like saying sprichst in German. That word kills me.
     
  19. My uncle can not say "Vietnamese". He says "Viet-muh-nese" and when you point out that he's saying it wrong and the correct pronunciation he swears that's what he's saying. He even hears it incorrectly.

    Drives me nuts.
     
  20. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    My photo teacher says "Incrustration"
     

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