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Posted: 4/16/2006 12:38:04 PM EST
It really grates my nerves how people who are otherwise educated have such a problem with spelling and grammar in the workplace.

The ones that hurt my brain the most are: definately, and as for misusing common phrases: "I could care less."

Any of y'all have any pet peeves like that?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:39:20 PM EST
Improper use of "then" and "than".
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:45:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By NME:
Improper use of "then" and "than".



+1000
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:47:16 PM EST
How about spelling tomorrow as tomarrow?

Israel as Isreal...

Inability to differentiate between their, they're and there...

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:49:08 PM EST
Loose and lose.

You're and your.

They're, their and there.

Brake and break.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:49:57 PM EST
I could care less about your pet peeves
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:50:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:00:42 PM EST by Chairborne]
The use of random apostrophe's where they shouldnt bee. Why do some fool's think every word that end's in s ha's to have an apostrophe before it?


ETA: Brake and break. The breaks on your car are going out? Really?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:51:14 PM EST
Really who gives a flying fuk unless your writing a book, book report 4 school, or trying to impress someone. Sorry 4 you pet peve.....hope it dosent make U go grey or bald prematurly!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:51:37 PM EST
Inability to speak homie.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:52:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By mags:
Really who gives a flying fuk unless your writing a book, book report 4 school, or trying to impress someone. Sorry 4 you pet peve.....hope it dosent make U go grey or bald prematurly!




RE4LLY Wh0 91VE5 4 Phly1Ng fUk uNL3$5 Y0Ur WRI+inG 4 B00K, 800K REP0rT 4 $CHool, Or try1n9 TO 1MpR355 5om30n3. 50rrY 4 j00 p3+ pEV3.....HOPe it dO53Nt m4K3 U 90 gRey 0R bALd pr3m4+urLy!


Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:52:31 PM EST
I have a problem with the overuse of the word "incredible".
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:53:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 12:55:11 PM EST by raven]
Horde and hoard. No one these days seems to know how to use these words correctly, and it drives me batty.

Or when people use the word "literally" to describe something, then follow it with an exaggeration or say something figuratively. That doesn't annoy me as much because it doesn't happen as often.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:53:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By mags:
Really who gives a flying fuk unless your writing a book, book report 4 school, or trying to impress someone. Sorry 4 you pet peve.....hope it dosent make U go grey or bald prematurly!




RE4LLY Wh0 91VE5 4 Phly1Ng fUk uNL3$5 Y0Ur WRI+inG 4 B00K, 800K REP0rT 4 $CHool, Or try1n9 TO 1MpR355 5om30n3. 50rrY 4 j00 p3+ pEV3.....HOPe it dO53Nt m4K3 U 90 gRey 0R bALd pr3m4+urLy!





Werd.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:53:41 PM EST
Me "How are you today?"

answer "Good"



But really that's just about it. In the words of Winston Churchill "This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put."
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:54:23 PM EST
Site and sight.

Oh and @ you guys
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:57:28 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:58:44 PM EST
"to" and "too"
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 12:59:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
There's too many to name, and they all seem to be used here on a regular basis. My #1 is irregardless.



Fo shizzle.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:00:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
There's too many to name, and they all seem to be used here on a regular basis. My #1 is irregardless.



+1
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:00:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
There's too many to name, and they all seem to be used here on a regular basis. My #1 is irregardless.



Fo shizzle.



my nizzle
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:01:44 PM EST
teh ghey
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:03:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
There's too many to name, and they all seem to be used here on a regular basis. My #1 is irregardless.



Fo shizzle.



my nizzle



Respect.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:03:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:05:33 PM EST by U_Down_Wit_OPP]
The instinctual use of the word "pet" as a prefix for "peeve". All peeves aren't "pet peeves" even though some people call any prospective peeve a "pet peeve".
A "pet peeve" is a rare sort of peeve that gripes your ass to a degree much greater than all other ordinary peeves.


The You’re/Your thing is sickeningly common.

Mute point.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:04:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
There's too many to name, and they all seem to be used here on a regular basis. My #1 is irregardless.



Fo shizzle.



my nizzle



Respect.



My authoritah
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:06:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By NME:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
There's too many to name, and they all seem to be used here on a regular basis. My #1 is irregardless.



Fo shizzle.



my nizzle



Respect.



My authoritah



Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:07:23 PM EST
waht?

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:08:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:09:21 PM EST by Jacketch]
The gratuitous use of,,,,,,,,,well that would be,,,,,,,,commas. I really,,,,,,,,,really hate that.

They prolly shouldn't do that.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:08:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:12:09 PM EST by U_Down_Wit_OPP]

Originally Posted By Chairborne:
The use of random apostrophe's where they shouldnt bee. Why do some fool's think every word that end's in s ha's to have an apostrophe before it?



“End's” would be contraction for "End Is".
In your case, you misused the apostrophe. It should have been "ends".

And it’s “be”, not “bee”.

Or, maybe you were just being sardonic.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:08:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By FITTER:
"to" and "too"



"your" and "you're"
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:10:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:10:22 PM EST by U_Down_Wit_OPP]

Originally Posted By Jacketch:
The gratuitous use of,,,,,,,,,well that would be,,,,,,,,commas. I really,,,,,,,,,really hate that.



I've never seen that.
Maybe you're thinking about the perpetual misuse of ellipses?
That's pretty common...
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:10:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:11:43 PM EST by t-money]
My current favorite, is not a misspelling, but a mispronunciation. EVERYONE, says "weapons cache" like "weapons cachet". A secret storage area is supposed to be pronounced "cash". They're originally Froglish words, and the last letter is silent in both.

ETA: gratuitous commas
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:10:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jacketch:
The gratuitous use of,,,,,,,,,well that would be,,,,,,,,commas. I really,,,,,,,,,really hate that.



Like, when, people, use a, lot, of, commas, in, their, sentences, like, this, you mean?

OR looooong blocks of text. Paragraphs are your friend.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:10:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By mags:
Really who gives a flying fuk unless your writing a book, book report 4 school, or trying to impress someone. Sorry 4 you pet peve.....hope it dosent make U go grey or bald prematurly!




RE4LLY Wh0 91VE5 4 Phly1Ng fUk uNL3$5 Y0Ur WRI+inG 4 B00K, 800K REP0rT 4 $CHool, Or try1n9 TO 1MpR355 5om30n3. 50rrY 4 j00 p3+ pEV3.....HOPe it dO53Nt m4K3 U 90 gRey 0R bALd pr3m4+urLy!



hey moe.....Thats a good 1!!! I knew that post I made a while ago would have impact, but seriously. Ever take short hand?
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:15:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
There's too many to name, and they all seem to be used here on a regular basis. My #1 is irregardless.



I would use irrespective
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:16:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By Schulze:
I have a problem with the overuse of the word "incredible".


"you keep using that word, perhaps it does not mean what you think it means"
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:17:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By ProGunFemme:
It really grates my nerves how people who are otherwise educated have such a problem with spelling and grammar in the workplace.

The ones that hurt my brain the most are: definately, and as for misusing common phrases: "I could care less."

Any of y'all have any pet peeves like that?




mainly this one

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:17:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:20:04 PM EST by 3rdpig]
What really chaps my ass.....is when some people.......have to use multiple,,,,,,,,periods and,,,,,,,,commas to seperate their thoughts........it makes me almost as nuts as........people who use no puctuation, capitals, or paragraphing. And no, being in a hurry isn't an excuse for poor grammer. Of course, being drunk is.

Another thing that used to bug me was the incorrect use of the word "decimate", which means to kill one out of every ten. But it's been misused for so long now the incorrect meaning, to destroy utterly, has found it's way into the dictionary, so I've stopped bitching about that one.

Here's another that drives me nuts, it can be seen almost daily in the tech forums, and that is the using the term "tolerance" when what you mean is "clearance". When someone says "the gun is reliable because it has loose tolerances", it's meaningless. "Tolerance" is the amount over or under a specifed size that will pass inspection. For example, if a part spec is 1", and the tolerance is + or - .15, then an acceptable part would range in size from .085" to 1.15". Clearance is the distance between to seperate but adjacent parts. To make a mechanical device "loose", you don't make the tolerances looser (which could result in no clearance at all and a device that won't even fit together), you make the clearances larger by making the part spec smaller.

Sorry, just a PET PEEVE of mine!
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:18:24 PM EST
Their, they're, there
your, you're
boarder, border
brake, break
loose, lose
misuse of 'me' in place of 'I' in general
accept, except
affect, effect
farther, further
underlying, underlining

I can go on...
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:19:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 1:21:24 PM EST by U_Down_Wit_OPP]
Actually, "irregardless" is recognized as being a regional colloquialism; a portmanteau of the words "irrespective" and "regardless". I think it came from the midwest.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:21:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
And no, being in a hurry isn't an excuse for poor grammer. Of course, being drunk is.



+1
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:22:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:23:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:27:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 9:44:26 PM EST by ProGunFemme]

Originally Posted By JFP:

Originally Posted By ProGunFemme:
It really grates my nerves how people who are otherwise educated have such a problem with spelling and grammar in the workplace.

The ones that hurt my brain the most are: definately, and as for misusing common phrases: "I could care less."

Any of y'all have any pet peeves like that?




mainly this one




Haha.. I didn't even notice that. But then of course I'm Texan.

ETA: Even though it's not a real word, it's crazy that people spell it ya'll. Makes no sense. It's a made-up contraction short for "you all."
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:31:29 PM EST
The use of the phrase "hive mind". This is not really a misuse but it's use is annoying.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:31:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By ProGunFemme:
It really grates my nerves how people who are otherwise educated have such a problem with spelling and grammar in the workplace.

The ones that hurt my brain the most are: definately, and as for misusing common phrases: "I could care less."

Any of y'all have any pet peeves like that?



Wow, this place must really make you pop a vane… Huh? Definitely must be stressful.

Then again; I could care less.

You know, I could continue in this vain for hours but that would be vein of me.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:36:26 PM EST
Many people do not feel the ability to spell correctly is important. This often can be attributed to a mediocre education system that just herds students through school, then hands them a diploma when they turn 18.

A lot of otherwise intelligent posts here are often difficult to comprehend because the poster either does not know how to spell or just doesn't care enough to spell correctly.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:38:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:38:59 PM EST
As a teacher, and tacit member of the 3rd SchpellingGruppen und GrammarWaffen, by far, the most egregious misuse of a word on this board is the substitutiion of 'then' for than.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:48:07 PM EST
its
it's

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 1:59:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By wetidlerjr:
The use of the phrase "hive mind". This is not really a misuse but it's use is annoying.



Another one is "YMMV." So is "school me."

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 2:10:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By t-money:
My current favorite, is not a misspelling, but a mispronunciation. EVERYONE, says "weapons cache" like "weapons cachet". A secret storage area is supposed to be pronounced "cash". They're originally Froglish words, and the last letter is silent in both.

ETA: gratuitous commas



Another word commonly mispronounced is "sabot." Some people say SABBOT when it should be SAY-bow, or suh-BOW. Gun-savvy people should know this.
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