Pet Peeves

There are certain little things in people’s writing that just annoy me. I don’t know why, I shouldn’t give a rat’s ass, but they just get under my skin, I guess the way people get bugged by other people’s eating habits, or the way people leave the toothpaste, etc. I just see them a lot and every time I do, I just go, god do you look at what you’re writing?

I’ll grant you I’m not the most perfect writer and speller in the world and an english teacher would probably pop out old red at least on my grammar. But some people just have forgotten how to use words. There are people who do not know when to use who and when to use whom, so to sound sophisticated, they use whom all the damn time. You’re not sophisticated, you’re an idiot. There is a time for who and a time for whom. If you don’t know, you’re probably safer to use who.

And then there are the ones who say then instead of than. They’ll say, “I like x more then y.” Maybe it’s just really evident because the thing that makes my computer talk makes it abundantly clear that dude fucked up. But it bugs the hell out of me. I understand that error doesn’t get caught by spell check. But there are some people who do it consistently! It’s like do you not know the meaning of the word then versus than? It especially bugs me when I see it in papers that I’m proofreading.

And while I’m on the subject of especially, notice how I spelled that. ESPECIALLY! no, boys and girls, it does not have an x in it! I have heard people say it as if it did, and have seen it written, and I just go, arg! I go arg whenever I see people making up new spellings of words. Expecially for especially, fermiliar or farmiliar for familiar, and this one bugs the ever loving hell out of me. Curiousity! I had someone on my MSN Messenger list who had that in their name for months. Ug. Curiosity has no second u! And they’ll insist that they’re spelling it right.

That’s the part that I guess bugs me the most. The same people keep doing it! Learn! People shouldn’t have made it through school and still be making these stupid mistakes…or at least if ya make them, you should catch them! Now feel free to pick the living hell out of that post…after what I’ve just said, I deserve it.

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