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.
Maybe this puts me in a minority in the atheist/agnostic community, but I for one resent those of our ilk who inject themselves into the spotlight by objecting to religious observances at public events, creches on public property, "In God We Trust" on money, and so on.
I suppose the question is do we want to be a friendly minority or an antagonistic one? When you force yourself on others, you engender resistance. You can probably make more progress by getting in people's heads than by getting under their skin.
"You can probably make more progress by getting in people's heads than by getting under their skin."
Well said! I like it! It would be very hard for me to follow, though, because it irritates me so much to see religous bullshit everywhere.
@Becky Nalley Well, you're just going to have to accept that sometimes I use it as a question, not an order.