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  1. janesix profile image62
    janesixposted 6 years ago

    Please post your least favorite misused/misspelled word or phrase

    1. Mmargie1966 profile image93
      Mmargie1966posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      sup?

      1. jacharless profile image80
        jacharlessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        +7 !

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Motown covered some of this a while back...

    http://motown2chitown.hubpages.com/hub/ … er-Written

    Intensive porpoises is one of my favorites from that page.

    1. janesix profile image62
      janesixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      She is funnier then I am.

      smile

    2. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awww, Mark!  Thanks for the plug, my friend.  I hyperventilate when someone feels 'badly.'  But I think the one that hurts the most is 'conversate.'  I hate it spoken and written and it makes me want to jump off a cliff.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    Was just about to post that the title was in error smile

    lose/loose is a biggie for me. Even people who seem to be very literate use it and it drives me to distraction smile

  4. livelonger profile image94
    livelongerposted 6 years ago

    "Reticent" for "reluctant." I even see that in magazine articles from time to time.

  5. rmr profile image79
    rmrposted 6 years ago

    "Irregardless" is one of my biggest pet peeves. I also see a lot of people using "logistical" when they really mean "logical."

  6. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    Someone at my office wanted to "esculate" a matter instead of elevate. 

    Another co-worker years ago occasionally said certain things should be "nipped in the butt" (instead of bud).

    1. rmr profile image79
      rmrposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL! I was nipped in the butt, once. That dog never did like me.

      1. Pamela N Red profile image84
        Pamela N Redposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    I once had a tenant in some property I managed who called up screaming that the AC was out & she had to take her son to the hospital because he was having 'conversions.' (convulsions). 

    I also love people who buy their homes through the services of a relator. 

    And of course, let's not forget the issues our former president George W. raised about nucular weapons.

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      When I was an x-ray tech, I constantly had to ask women if there was any chance they might be pregnant.  One told me "No, I had a tubal litigation."  My cohorts and I joked that this is when your lawyer sterilizes you.

      1. profile image0
        Chris Hughposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I once had a client who pleaded guilty to a shoplifting charge but wanted to put off doing her electronic monitoring until after her daughter's H.S. graduation.

        So she asked me if she could get a "stay of execution."

        I fixed it so she didn't get executed at all.

        Actually, her terminology was technically correct (we stayed the execution of the sentence), but it sounded funny anyway.

        1. Aficionada profile image85
          Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          This is hilarious, explosive humor for me.  I plan to add it to my "Norman Cousins" list of how to laugh your way to better health.

      2. profile image0
        Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

    2. SmartAndFun profile image97
      SmartAndFunposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Another one that fits in this category is "jewlery."

  8. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Oh yeah - a few others:  Please, Heavenly Father, protect me from ever again having a blind date with a man who thinks the word 'wash' has an R in it. 

    Or someone who politely asks me to "pass them potatoes, please.".

    And if someone thinks Brie cheese is pronounced Bry, we may not be a good match.  I know I'm picky, God, but I also know you don't want me to go to Hell for manslaughter.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You would not go to hell for manslaughter. All you have to do is repent your sin and you're forgiven. So, feel free to kill whomever. lol lol



      Edit: @OP- there are way too many to list. lol

    2. Pamela N Red profile image84
      Pamela N Redposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The word wash does have an "R" in it in the south. Yankees from up northeast sent all their extra R's down south since they weren't using them in words like "garage" and "car".

  9. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    These drive me crazy.

    breath/breathe come on... She took a breath.  I like to breathe fresh air.

    and

    quite/quiet  come on again...  I was up quite late.  I like a quiet, rainy night.

    someone at my work place says, "you welcome"...

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A quiet rainy night? I don't get those. sad

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You don't get it, or you don't get quiet, rainy nights? tongue 
        Quiet, meaning there is no other sound except rain. smile

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          A genuine smart a$$. smile I knew there was a reason I liked you. tongue lol I don't get quiet rainy nights. Most of the time, I can hear the rain pounding on my windows of my room. It doesn't help my room is in the front of my apartment. tongue
          Oh okay. I thought you were talking about it raining without making much sound. Thus, quietly raining. tongue

  10. MelissaBarrett profile image61
    MelissaBarrettposted 6 years ago

    Mine's not funny but I cannot stand when people use good instead of well.  It drives me up the wall.  My ex used to say we had the only 2 year old in the world that would answer "I'm well" when asked how he was feeling.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I say I'm well. But, then again I also say I'm good or I'm fine. tongue

      1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
        MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sure you are both good and fine wink

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol

          Like George Carlin once(or many times) said- I have never been "fine and dandy". I have been fine, but not dandy. I was once dandy, but not fine. But, when he recalled- he was fine and dandy for about 5 minutes, but no one asked how he was at the time. lol tongue

  11. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    I usually say I'm great.  It bothers me when people say a task was done 'good' rather than well. 

    Thanks for the tip about repenting, Cags - I feel better now.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

  12. leahlefler profile image99
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    My pet peeve is the word definitely, which is frequently misspelled as definately. Drives me crazy.

    My other favorites result from stranger's versions of the word cochlear implant. We've heard "cocular implant" and "ocular implant." The first version reminds me of the George W. Bush "nucular" and the second would refer to an eye implant, not an ear implant!

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Always hated it when patients told me they had "rotator cup" problems instead of "rotator cuff", or "corporal tunnel" instead of "carpal tunnel", or when a parent said their child was "artistic", meaning "autistic".

      1. leahlefler profile image99
        leahleflerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I was at a gathering where someone referred to an umbilical cord as an unbiblical cord. I nearly died laughing.

    2. profile image0
      Chris Hughposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Or spelled "defiantly." I've seen that a lot.

  13. j-u-i-c-e profile image95
    j-u-i-c-eposted 6 years ago

    This one drives me bonkers: ect. instead of etc.

  14. getitrite profile image77
    getitriteposted 6 years ago

    Using YOUR as a substitute for YOU'RE is just ridiculous, but I see this one persistently.

    1. Repairguy47 profile image59
      Repairguy47posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your so right.

      1. getitrite profile image77
        getitriteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Ridiculous! lol

  15. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Specific.  Not pacific.  As in "I am pacifically speaking about something".

  16. profile image0
    Chris Hughposted 6 years ago

    "This begs the question"

    I hate that. "Begging the question" is a specific logical fallacy from the world of college philosophy classes. Until some dummy heard it and passed it around to all his idiot friends in  television. Every time I hear that expression I want to smack somebody. And I'm usually against senseless violence.

  17. profile image0
    Chris Hughposted 6 years ago

    "Between you and I" or "Ask Sheila or I" or "Take a picture of she and I".

    It's ignorance mixed with pretentiousness. Just because something sounds awkward, doesn't mean it's correct.

  18. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    I cringe when I hear sentences like, "Jane and myself went to the mall."

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That would make me have to drink - heavily.

  19. leahlefler profile image99
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    Another one that gets me is the use of the word "got" for "must" or "have."

    "I got to get those shoes!"

  20. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    @ Chris Hugh - I'm going to adopt your sentence as my Grammar Battle Cry: Just because something sounds awkward doesn't mean it's correct.

    Love it!

    1. profile image0
      Chris Hughposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe, thanks, Mary:) I'm honored.

  21. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    I had a lysdexic friend once who had a peach inspediment...

  22. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    Just saw a FB posting from a guy who is tired of being "taken for granite".

    1. Pamela N Red profile image84
      Pamela N Redposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is he hard to get a long with? smile

  23. Reality Bytes profile image82
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    I had a friend that used to have a strange saying.

    "Are you writing a book, or do you want a chest to pin it on. "

  24. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    I had a friend years ago who liked to make sangwiches.  I have another acquaintance who likes nice green salats.

    1. Reality Bytes profile image82
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I heard samwiches

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      with pasghetti?

  25. Pamela N Red profile image84
    Pamela N Redposted 6 years ago

    People who writer "are" in place of "or". That one drives me nuts. I realize southerners say "are" but please write it correctly.

    1. Pamela N Red profile image84
      Pamela N Redposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Should be "write" not "writer".

    2. Aficionada profile image85
      Aficionadaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Careful on the regional stereotyping there! big_smile Most of the southerners I know would say "er" for "or." I lived most of my life in the South and did not see that misspelling until I came to the Midwest (where I live now).  Here, a lot of uneducated people write are when they mean our. I see it practically all the time, and I dislike it too - intensely (or is that intensively?) - no matter where the writer or speaker is from or where they currently live.

      One of my favorite misspellings is a complaint about the "mill due" in a condominium.

  26. ddsurfsca profile image74
    ddsurfscaposted 6 years ago

    I detest people who ask me,  "Wasup".

    I also don't like those who think this is a correct sentence:
        "I don't know where the book is at".

  27. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I have many of those plus my accent smile.

    Topic related to this thread - cursing in different languages and culture

    I don't like insults and cursing (I curse silently, I usually say father fu**er smile smile 
    Mother is always the target - mother fu**er, how about father fuc**er for a change

    Private parts - bollo**s (British), assh**e, you're a dickhe**, those things smile

    Toilet humor and animals -- Bullcr**p, Bullsh**t - just say baloney smile
    Cows can become holy like holy cow!

    Sarcasm could be insulting depending on other people's way of living - usually the way they talk, accent, food and preferences

 
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