All of these , I'm easily annoyed by these things!
(you don't need the 'why', hence pretty much means 'that's why')
Using American spelling eg favorite (hate that my phone auto corrects to it too)
'could care less' - not as bad here but Americans say it all the time.
I'm sure I'll be back with more
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28-02-2011 20:42 #51
28-02-2011 20:44 #52
Prolly - it's probably
MM - what would you like to know?
28-02-2011 20:50 #53
I love this thread. I love that I am not the only one who notices things like this and has to make a conscious effort not to acknowledge the errors. Sometimes I feel like I am continuously reminding myself not to be petty, that a person's message is more important that their writing skills.
There are so many common errors that grate on my nerves, but the one thing that is really driving me insane lately is the misuse of apostrophes and commas. Both overusing and underusing them.
I have a relative that I recently deleted from Facebook, mostly because of his overly pompous pontificating but also because it was getting near impossible to refrain from asking him if his overuse of these two things was the latest manifestation of his Tourette's syndrome. I know; I'm an awful, awful person.
My one tip for anyone looking for pointers would be this:
If you aren’t sure, type it into Word. I have days where I just can’t work out if I’m right or wrong, and it’s such a simple way of finding out.
28-02-2011 20:53 #54has left the building
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I don't have any specific questions, i just like having an explanation in case it is something i wasn't aware of. So far nobody has mentioned anything i didn't know but i'm sure it will happen.
I was also thinking it could be useful to people reading, that's all.
28-02-2011 20:55 #55
I love this thread!!!
28-02-2011 20:57 #56
MothersMilk - I think that is a great idea
28-02-2011 21:09 #57
28-02-2011 21:11 #58
Oh, and confusion between brought and bought. I hate when people say, 'I was bought up as a Catholic' or something like that. Really, how much did they pay for you?
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28-02-2011 21:12 #59
28-02-2011 21:19 #60
AFM, I hate "haitch". It's aitch.
Although admittedly I did some research recently and it appears as though haitch is now becoming an accepted variation on saying the letter H.
Makes my skin crawl.
And after trawling through a lot of houses for sale on the internet recently, I have to say I am appalled at the number of houses in a "sort after location" .
Speeking of appalled.....it's not appaulled (or appaulling!!!).
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