What are your "pet peeves?"

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What are your "pet peeves?"
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Thu, 07-17-2003 - 6:10pm
Mine are:

1. Fussy babies and noisy kids at movies that aren't specifically kid's movies. Drives me crazy. I didn't pay money to leave my kids at home so I could enjoy a movie only to have someone bring a crying kid.

2. Cell phones at movie theaters.

3. People yacking at movies (see a trend here? lol!).

3. People cruching ice and popping gum.

4. People who are habitually late. I have a brother-in-law who is always late and I decided it was a control thing on his part, so now that the family gatherings are mostly at our house, we start on time with or without him. He is on time a lot more now. I decided I wasn't going to play his game and he was going to conform to our time schedule rather than making 10 other people wait for him. My MIL sort of questioned whether that was rude or not and I asked her if it was more rude to start without him or for him to make the rest of us wait while the food got cold. She didn't say much. I know she doesn't approve, but like I said, it is a control thing on his part and I'm not playing the game.

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Sun, 07-20-2003 - 1:46pm
Ooooh grammar pet peeves! My top two:


1) irregardless...the word is regardless darn it!

2) misuse of the apostrophe in "it's"...there is no apostrophe for the possesive form, only for the contraction of "it is".



Laura (who does a lot of freelance copy-editing, but wouldn't dream of correcting anyone's grammar or spelling on this board :-))

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 1:49pm
hehehe, okay, you won't correct anyone on this board, but will you come over and correct my DH's grammar? ERRRRRR!

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 2:12pm
Depends, just how often would I be wincing?

Laura

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 2:19pm
every time he opens his mouth? My poor DH....he will just never get it.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 3:27pm
If irregardless isn't an English word, why is it in the dictionary?

Of course, the definition is regardles... but I was led to believe that it

didn't matter which word you use, regardless or irregardless. Same meaning?

Really confused on this one.

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 3:38pm
The American Heritage dictionary sums up my feelings about the word pretty well. Quoting from the online dictionary:

"Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical absurdity of combining the negative ir– prefix and –less suffix in a single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so."


I just hate double negatives :-).

Laura

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 3:40pm
One of my peeves is the *hardbodies* who hog the weight machines. Their workout is *so* important all the lesser people can just wait till the three + sets are finished, don't *even* ask to play through.

Boy do I agree with you on the cell phones in the movie theatre. Hey people, wait for it to come out in video, then you can talk all you want!!

lve2read

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 4:10pm
I will if she won't!LOL

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Sun, 07-20-2003 - 4:20pm
Some of you may have heard these before, but here are some of mine. This is merely a sampling, mind you. ;-)

- People leaving time on the microwave and not clearing it. This mainly stems from my overuse of the microwave as a clock...and if I look at it and it says 1:14 and I had something I was supposed to do at 1:00, I'm going to freak out for a second before I realize that's not really the time. Lame, I know, but it's mine.

- Pretty much anything grammatically incorrect. Spelling is a big one for me, too.

- My absolute favorite:

"Mom!"

"What?"

"MOM!!!!!!"

"What?"

"MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!"

"WHAT?"

"Never mind."

- People wearing 2 shades of red at the same time...or worse, wearing pink lipstick with red clothing, or vice versa.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 07-20-2003 - 4:45pm
i sooooo agree with you. my grandmother had an eighth grade education and you would never know it by her grammar, writing or manners. she was a stickler. i was very good in english, and love to write myself. irregardless is one of my biggies also, and ain't runs all over me. also, here they say fustrated for frustrated......God, that frustrates me!! my dh is one who wears that apostrophe out!! has no clue when to use it.

on this board, i think we're here to make a point, not check each others grammar and spelling. my spelling is horrendous anyway, so i would never presume to correct someone elses.

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