I have many pet peeves but these are my biggest two that get under my skin really badly:
1) When people punctuate "Guess what" with a question mark. That is not correct and it drives me nuts. It is an imperative, therefore you would punctuate it with a period or an exclamation point.
2) When people use phrases like "Kelly and I" incorrectly. They label photos with "David and I" when it is actually supposed to be "David and Me". I see it used incorrectly on Facebook almost every time I log in. Is it because the people that I know (I mostly have only R.L. friends on FB) received poor education here in SC or is it just ignorance?
No matter what your pet peeve is, please share. It doesn't have to be about words or grammar... it can be anything! And please tell us why it gets to you.
You'd hate to hear me speak. I try so hard to correct it but I have a terrible southern accent... I mean really, REALLY bad. I can communicate wonderfully on paper and in writing, but I find it hard to pronounce some words, and it is all because of how I learned to pronounce the words growing up. I've been working on it for many years now and it is only slightly better. Don't know what to do about that.
I agree with the impolite children. They're already loud and annoying, so makes it even worse when they are impolite.
So, I have a new one that I will freak out about from now on. When you grow up hearing things, you don't really think about what they mean. This new one is a huge example of it.
At work the other day, I was going on my spill about the whole "hot water heater" instead of just saying "water heater". Someone else added that it drives him nuts to hear "hose pipe" instead of "garden hose". He isn't from the south so he didn't know what a "hose pipe" was for a long time. Then he started talking about how we say "boot" for "trunk", etc. But then he said he HATES it when we southerners say "I'm gonna go unthaw the meat". I didn't understand at first. Then it clicked. This whole time everyone around me was wanting to thaw their meat but they were actually saying that they wanted to freeze it. I'm so calling the friends and family out on that one.
What...no. Hell, you are rocking my world with the thaw/unthaw discovery. My family uses them interchangeably. For us the usage "I'm going to thaw out the chicken" and "is that chicken unthawed and ready to cook, yet?" both imply the chicken with be defrosting. WTF is wrong with us? Maybe we're confused because we live on the Mason-Dixon Line? :-o Ok, we're uneducated hillbillies. :-)
HAHA! See why this site is so good? I learn new stuff on here all of the time lol.
People who talk during movies, regardless of if I'm at a movie theater or sitting at home. If I haven't seen the movie yet, the last thing I want to hear is someone running their mouth while I'm trying to pay attention.
Also asshats in luxury sports cars that think they own the road.
You "asshats in luxury sports cars that think they own the road" really annoy the truckers that really do own the road. :)
1) If you're not passing someone, get the hell out of the left lane. There ARE people behind you.
2) When done shopping, put your cart back in the cart receptacles. Unconstrained, they are a danger to other cars in the area. But you probably didn't stop to think about that, did you?
I could go on, but those are the first two that came to mind.
1) I can't stand slow cars in the fast lane. I'm the asshole who taps the horn and turns on my left turn signal. Basically, it's a reminder that this is the fast lane, please get over because there is no way for me to pass you on the left. I'm hoping to bring it over from the Autobahn, where they just do the signal.