I saw "irregardless" on HubPages last week, and it was in a Hub and not "just" on the forums.
My pet peeves tend to be centered around grocery-store behavior (specifically, being oblivious to the fact that others exist); although I have a ton of grammar "peeves" and a bunch related to eating/gum-chewing noises.
It was about 30 years ago my friends and I realized we were using "a-whole-nother" and couldn't seem to control the use of it; so I decided to accept that it's funny and just use it. It somehow has more impact than "another whole", and there's even a subtle difference between "a-whole-nother" and "a-whole-other". I actually occasionally use it in my writing, just to be funny.
My brother-in-law apparently thinks it's hilarious to always say, "san-hamwich" instead of ham sandwich. I, on the other hand, don't think that one's all that funny. I say, "sandwich", rather than "sammich" (sort of not a fan of "sammich", myself ). Then again, I say, "peetz" for "pizza" because it's "friendly-like", and "doan's" for "donuts" (because my year-old nephew said that about 27 years ago, and it caught on, at least with me ).
To me, as long as the user knows the correct thing, none of these things should be pet peeves (unlike, "irregardless" and using "loose" for "lose" ). Of course, it could be someone's pet peeve when someone else thinks something is funny but it isn't.
When people rush to cut out in front of you -- and you're the only other car on the road! I also go nuts when people say "pitcher" instead of "picture". Passive aggressive anything is a major pet peeve too.
One of my pet peeves is making small talk with strangers. This is especially true of strangers who want to tell you their life story or intimate details like what gives them gas.
I also hate red lights that aren't timed properly. The lanes that have very cars in them have a long turn while the lanes that are backed up get just a few seconds. It always seems like I am in the lane that is backed up and I have to sit through two or three cycles before I can get out of the intersection.
I'm on the top floor of my building - nobody stomping on top of me However I'm right above the building manager, so I keep my stomping to a minimum.
Apartment building pet peeve: People who prop the main door to the building open and then leave the area so there is nobody watching. I'm only mildly worried about burglars getting in this way, but you would be surprised at how many door to door salespeople get in because of this. There is a giant lock on that door for a reason, people!
Telephone cold callers. Particularly the ones who start off by saying, "Hello there, how are you today?" even though they don't know you from a hole in the ground. Especially when (as often happens) they mispronounce my name.
My immediate response is always to ask them what they're selling. When they deny that they're selling anything, I simply put the phone down.
Moral: if you're trying to sell me something, at least be upfront about it. And get my name right.
I'm old, I'm gray, I've acquired too many pet peeves (LOL). ...Smacking noises when chewing gum or eating makes me nuts, ...Constant loud sniffs without trying to clear the problem makes me crazy and the newest one is ...Having to listen to people on cell phones while waiting in the grocery line.
Irregardless is an adverb that is the same thing as regardless according to the Encarta dictionary. In essence, it is a word uneducated people use to sound smart. Now let me go through and make sure I haven't used it. As far as my pet peeves, I can't stand the misuse of the words there, their, and they're.
There = a place usually but can also mean in or to that place, at that point, on that matter, it can be used to identify a place, or it can be used to start a sentence in the form of a pronoun. Their = belonging to them
They're = They are.
When people get this wrong once, I'll let it go but getting it wrong consistently will cause me to stop reading and go somewhere else.
Pop music being played in shops. As soon as I walk in, I start feeling incredibly stressed, can't concentrate on anything, and sometimes feel physical pain in my guts and chest. Very often, I have to leave without buying what I came in for because I just can't stand being there a second longer.
I speak and write in a few languages.Sometimes I get a bit confused and make mistakes.Its important to try and look beyond the grammatical errors,misspelled words and anomalies.Sometimes taking a Deeper look yields insight,that makes technical errors tolerable in my opinion...
Every time I spend time hub-hopping, I come here in hopes of finding a pet peeves topic...so I'm starting one. My pet peeve is in trying to rank or flag hubs with almost-but-not-quite decent use of grammar, spelling and...