My latest pet peeve is when people write "now-a-days" in an article. I see it a lot.
What are your pet peeves?
1. People who write:
I would of (done something) instead of I would have (done something)
2. Loose used instead of lose, for example:
She managed to loose her purse while shopping
Loose and lose do not even sound the same (in UK English at least)!
That "would of" think drives me nuts too. (And in the US "loose" and "lose" don't sound the same either.)
This one is one I think SOME people do intentionally and others do out of not knowing any better, but "prolly" (instead of "probably"). !!!!!!!
I can't make myself make peace with the fact that (nowadays ) it has become acceptable (maybe even desirable, I guess) to use "their" instead of "he" in a sentence like, "Anyone who would like some cake should bring his plate to the table." These days, it's apparently "the thing" to say, "Anyone who would like some cake should bring their plate to the table." (Even though I'm as a big a "feminist type" as anyone could be, I just can't make peace with the apparent need to stop using "he" because some people don't seem to have the ability to reason out that "he" can be used in different ways. I refuse to mix my singulars and plurals!! I don't care who thinks I ought to change with the times. )
In the writing world, it's the people who write "I could care less", instead of "I COULDN'T care less"...or the ones who "wreck" havoc, instead of wreaking it, lol.
My big pet peeves: 1. Rude people in the supermarket, you try to be nice to others with no reply...that's rude! If I move out of your way, thank me! I'd thank you! 2. People who tell me I'm not a good writer (specifically on Hubpages). I'm sorry but just because I'm not politically correct and write about my feelings, does not make me a bad writer!
If we're talking about writing, it is the use of "your" for "you're" that drives me over the edge.
I don't like it when I'm talking I get alot of interruptions, then I forget what I'm going to say lol
In no particular order - belligerence, ignorance and apathy.
I hate it when people write "wanna", "gotta", "kinda", "sonna"... ooops that's me! Just kiddin'! It annoys me to see hubbers using "your" instead of "you're" in hubs, in Questions and here in forums. Come on! Stop it!
I can't stand anything on my counters. Not a crumb, not a spot nothing! It drives me nuts.
LOL, you must not have kids or pets. My counters are routinely covered with dog food containers, school books, toys, dirty dishes, and God only knows what else the kids and their friends walk through the front door with. Not five minutes after the counters are clean, somebody drops something else on them. It's a full time job just keeping them clean.
in writing: when people say "the man that" instead of "the man who"
It drives me insane when I am already upset about something at work and someone simply states...."It Is What It Is." That is enough to send me over the edge. That is not a solution or even an answer...so they should just be quiet! (am I right or am I right?)
Have you seen the Saturday Night Live thing with Abbey Elliott, where she plays a young woman who tells people really horrible news; and then says things like, "Hey - it is what is." in a cheerful, dismissive, tone ?
As for me, I'm not a football fan; but living in the Boston area, when I hear "It is what it is" I think of the Patriots' coach, Bill Belichick. I'm not sure he ever says anything BUT "it is what it is". (and I think all the Patriots players have pretty much made "it is what it is" their own thing too. I guess it is, as they say, what it is when it comes to that comment.
by Frugal Fanny 13 years ago
Some of my pet peeves are....When people use words in the wrong context.When people use "I seen" instead of "I have seen" or "I saw"People who stop right in the middle of a busy hallway or sidewalk, or who stop right at the top of the escalator.What are yours?
by WaffleCheese 13 years ago
Oh man....Snoring, Eating (any mouth noises), crying babies, whiny toddlers, SMACKING and POPPING GUM!!!Seriously, if any of do this around me, I'll murder you.
by mom101 13 years ago
Do you have a pet peeve? If you do, share with us what it is and what you think could be done to make it better.
by Theresa Kennedy 12 years ago
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 punctuation. I've hopped this type more often than the high quality type...
by Michael Valencia 10 years ago
There is the ubiquitous "theres" vs. theirs," but it also irks me when people say "I could care less" when they really mean they COULDN'T care less about something.
by dandelionweeds 9 years ago
What are your pet peeves?Off the top of my head- when people don't use their signal lights and when other people talk to me when I am on the phone.
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