Friday, May 6, 2011
Pet Peeves: Grammar
You have no idea how much I enjoyed reading the pet peeves you all mentioned in your comments to my post a few days ago. It's been so fun, I'm going to do (at least) a couple more, starting with a subject close to my heart, grammar.
And to get the party started, here's a gem from Frances at il*mostro:
Here are some of mine:
Misuse of the word "literally." This one is so hilariously annoying that my brother Ducky and I regularly email each other with the latest ones we've heard. I'll do a whole post about this one soon, but for now, two of my all-time favorites:
He literally wore his heart on his sleeve.
He was literally the black sheep of the family.
It's sales, not sells. You don't make a sell, you make a sale. It's extremely common in the Etsy forums and makes my teeth hurt.
Alot. This one bugs me. A lot.
Misuse of Apostrophes--where to begin? The one that comes immediately to mind is "The Johnson's." The Johnson's what?
Oh, and along that line...misplacement of apostrophes. You have to put the apostrophe in place of the missing letter, not just any ol' (see how that works?) place.
And finally, irregardless is not a word.
What are your grammar pet peeves? (And if you tell me your driving pet peeves too, I'll include them in next week's post, along with a link to your blog or shop.)