Can I start a verbal Pet Peeve thread???

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Can I start a verbal Pet Peeve thread???
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Wed, 12-22-2010 - 8:25pm

Can I just say that I hate the use of the word "gift" as a verb?

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Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 10:29am
"He had gone away, quietly."
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 10:32am
should of.

I've had to resist correcting my friends on facebook for these two!
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Registered: 07-12-2005
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 10:59am

I have a confession. After years of being so annoyed by the should of/could of instead of should have/could have, I have actually found myself not only typing it, but saying it as should of. I am so embarassed. It's worse because I know it is wrong.

There are a few others on this thread I have found myself doing. Using among/between and affect/effect wrong.

For the record, I want you all to call me on it when I do it. I think proper grammar is a huge reflection on a person, and I want my children to grow up with impeccable grammar. Since it has to start with me, I will welcome corrections.

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Registered: 03-29-2010
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 11:04am
I don't like "LOLOLOLOLOL!!" First it just looks maniacal and crazy, and second what does it stand for? Is it Laugh out loud out loud out loud out loud? Or is it laugh out laugh out laugh out laugh? Aaaaah!
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Thu, 12-23-2010 - 11:07am

When you think about it, "Should've" does sound like "should of." When I hear it, it doesn't bother me because it sounds the same. When it's typed, it makes my teeth hurt. ;-) That's why I added the "'nt" contraction and made it "couldn't of."

At two separate times in my life I've argued with people over words, and the arguments left me wondering if the error was indeed mine. Both arguments were with people more educated than I. The first one was over the "mute/moot" point (I said moot, the other person had never heard that word and tried to correct me saying it was "mute"). The second was over the contraction "It'll." I was told "it'll" was not a proper contraction.

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Thu, 12-23-2010 - 11:21am

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 11:24am

LOLOLOLOL!

I'm kidding. I don't know if I have ever done it before, but you are right, it does look maniacal and makes no sense. And you did make me laugh out loud. Three times.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 11:27am
I guess LOLLOLLOLLOL would be more "correct" but looks even stupider than LOLOLOLOL.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 07-12-2005
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 11:31am

Actually, the middle Os were the breath I was taking in between. And the last laugh was internal. So it was actually like this:

laughing out loud (inhale) laughing out loud (inhale) still laughing inside.

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Registered: 06-16-2010
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 12:04pm

"laughing out loud, oh, laughing out loud, oh, laughing out loud!" Sounds like a really annoying song. ;-p

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