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: 03-29-2010
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 12:11pm
LOL! (Just the one time.) ;) Also, that reminds me, note the use of just 1 exclamation point. I also despise: LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 3:42pm

"Actually, the middle Os were the breath I was taking in between."

One could misread that, and you know lauren and I will.

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Thu, 12-23-2010 - 8:19pm

Thought of another one - literally.

"I literally wet my pants."

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 12-24-2010 - 3:43pm
thats_fowl wrote:

Add the word "our" and "are" to your list.

It is almost as bothersome to me that people pronounce those two words the same.


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Registered: 07-12-2005
Fri, 12-24-2010 - 4:11pm

Guilty

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Fri, 12-24-2010 - 4:18pm
When I sing, I always sing it correctly....our like flour. I can't say I always say it correctly though. Sometimes I do.
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 12-24-2010 - 10:54pm

Heh.


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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 12-24-2010 - 10:57pm

My brother and I both freaked out once when a reporter on our local news said, "What we're about to show you will literally blow your mind."

We were both thinking, "Literally?


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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 12-24-2010 - 11:01pm

Another pet peeve:


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Registered: 03-29-1999
Sat, 12-25-2010 - 10:03am
Got is used incorrectly all the time too. "I got this," should be "I have this". Got isn't present tense. You might say, "I went to the store and got the milk," to mean you picked it up in the past. But you don't say, "I got the milk" to mean, I have it in my hand right now. That's "I have the milk." I just try to avoid saying got all together and say I picked up the milk.....LOL.

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