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.
Agree- whole- heartedly concur- so annoying
Have you ever read anything on eveolution "No - why should I?" Well so you daon't make those idiotic comments for one
Any spelling or grammar errors make me nuts. For crying out loud, we have spell check, how hard can it be? I often see threw for through and sense spelled sence. That makes me scream.
Oddly enough I started mixing them up more after I taught English as a second language.
Actually, my spell checker does. But then again, that might be because I use Word 2010. Red underline is for incorrect spelling. Green is for questionable grammar, blue is for (for the most part) spelled correctly, but used questionably. If you follow the link, it tells you what it thinks the problem is. If you determine your wording is correct, you can keep it that way, but usually I follow the prompts.