Word usage - Pet peeves

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Doberluv, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Squishy22

    Squishy22 Guest

    I don't know why, but the word "pregers" annoys me but I like the word "prego". I only use it when typing. A short cut I guess, I just got used to it after seeing it a million times. I hate it when people use "to" instead of "too". Its not that hard, people!
     
  2. Doberluv

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    LOL. My Dad use to ask me: "How do you spell to?" And I'd spell it. Then he'd ask me how to spell "two another way" so I'd spell it another way, like that...the number or too, meaning also. He asked me how to spell train. I spelled it. "t-r-a-i-n. Then he asked me to say all the words, one after the other. "Too too train." And then he told me, "when you get a little older, I'll teach you how to spell "locamotive." Hahahaha.

    That one and then there's there, their and they're. I find myself, when I'm typing really fast, plugging in the wrong one sometimes. I know the difference, but when my brain is not at full throttle, I sometimes stick in the wrong one and sometimes, the wrong two, too or to, too. I mean also. Rfffff.
     
  3. 4dogs3cats

    4dogs3cats Aroooooo!

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    You're your. "You're bothering your sister." That so hard?

    They're their there. "They're sitting with their friends over there." THAT so hard?!

    I know its a southern thing, but I just cannot understand "I seen."

    And irregardless bugs me.

    And its instant messager, not instant messenger.

    I have a long list, lol.

    dober- posted at the same time, I wasnt calling you out lol
     
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    GlassOnion Thanks, and Gig 'em.

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    What gets me is 'preggers' is exactly the same length as 'pregnant' so...I just really don't get that at all. I guess it's supposed to be cute, but it sounds idiotic. And 'preggo' is two letters short. Whoo! Big abbreviation there.
     
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    It's intents and purposes, not "intensive purposes". That always bothers me. That and adding -ish to everything. Smallish, roundish, coolish, AHHHH! I can't stand -ish.
     
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    That one cracks me up. I've also seen a lot of incorrect spellings and uses of "per se" recently.

    I've had to chill out about spelling and grammar issues since spending more time on the internetz, or my head would explode. :) I also think and write in random acronyms far too often.
     
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    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    huh?

    Like AIM?

    thats AOL Instant Messenger
     
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    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    which would be the reason I find it so fun to use it :rofl1:
     
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    First off, uber and yummy totally roxorz irregardless of what yall think.

    I get a big kick out of slang and I use it at the worst times in the wrong context as often as possible. I also like to use hand signs and secret handshakes that the other person has no clue of. Grammar/Spelling Nazis bring out my prey drive.
     
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    Oi, yoi need more toim in the Archives, Schiem ;)
     
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    4dogs3cats Aroooooo!

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    I just hate the word messenger. I know its a word but its derived from message. You cant messeng someone. You message them. So its like regardless vs irregardless.
     
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    Umm, no thats correct. You instant message someone but you do it via instant messenger. It is a means to deliver a message. It's a message deliverer, therefore it is a messenger.

    My husband over-uses "theoretically". Annoys the **** out of me. Its his favorite word and he uses it way too much. He often times uses it when "probably" or "maybe" should be used instead.
     
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    Oh, I didn't take it like you were calling me out 4dogs...because I do know the difference between two, 2 and too, also and to, go to that place. And they're, they are, their, ownership and there, a place. LOL. It's just that sometimes when I'm typing something, thinking about the content, I find that I will stick in the wrong one without thinking.

    Grammar nazis? That's a strong and scary sounding label. :rofl1: No nazis here. It's just interesting to some of us and some things bother us. I can not qualify as a grammar or spelling nazi because I am far, far from perfect. In fact, I am rather a lousy speller.

    I like lots of the slang, silly words, but not all. It just makes it fun.

    I see funny things, sometimes here, like nip it in the butt. I think the expression is nip it in the bud. ROFLOL.

    I've seen some pretty incredible things though, like "runned away" and "I seen it."

    Oh, here's another one. A lot of people don't use the verb to be. "The dog wants out." That's probably more colloquial, but 'irregardless..." LOL.

    I know when I write, I don't always use complete sentences. Is it okay if I'm aware of that, but it is my style to throw in a few of those, just for the fun of it? :eek:

    Well, it sure is fun to read all these responses. That's another potential irritant, isn't it...starting a sentence with "well?" But it's sort of like how a lot of us talk, so.......................... Love that dot, dot, dot thing, don't you?
     
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    My husband always says "the baby needs changed" or "the baby needs fed". I think he invented those statements all on his own, lol. Its new to me. Now, "the dog wants out" is pretty common. I have heard it, I probably say it. I can definitely remember saying "i want out" many times, but "the baby needs fed"??? lol
     
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    All of those things are leaving out the verb to be. The baby needs to be fed. The baby needs to be changed. The dog wants to go out. LOL. To be correct, that verb needs there. I mean, needs to be there. LOL.
     
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    I hate it when people say "jewlery". It's jewELry.

    I was also mortified having more than one president would couldn't pronounce nuclear. Seriously. It's not nuk-a-lar, it's nu-clee-ar.

    Not grammar specifically, but it bugs me all the same.
     
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    Yes, yes, I do. ;)

    One of the funniest I've heard was from a file clerk in a law office where I worked. It was cold that day, and she was complaining. Her final comment was, "it's NIPPLE-Y out there!" I think she meant to say "nippy." :rofl1:
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    OH I am SO guilty of the .....

    but that is not so much because I think it is gramatically correct. but because I am trying to mimmick speech. so when I pause it;s.......

    like...
    WHAT... Where... YOU ... THINKING
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    or maybe she meant nippley as in "colder than a witches tit"

    LOL

    I know lots of people that say nippley .... because think abougt it (oh yes I just did the dot dot dot).. as a woman when you go out into the cold. waht happens? YOu get NIPPLES... THO's titty hard ons
     
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    Zactly!
     

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