Monday, December 22, 2008

Linguistic Pet Peeves

Nurse K has a post up from a week ago about linguistic pet peeves.  Specifically, she complains about people using worser when they mean worse.  This started a small firestorm in the comment section of people mentioning some other word usage that annoys them.  Here are a few of my big pet peeves:

Din for didn't
Irregardless for regardless
Aks for ask
Jewllery for jewelry
nucular for nuclear
Atenonol for Atenolol

What are some of yours?

7 comments:

Ker said...
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Ker said...

Definitely "definately".

Some others are: "thier", "recieve", and especially using "your" for "you're", as in "Your dumb." I see the last one EVERYWHERE.

There's another one that really bugs me, but I can't think of it.

Anyway, I know those are all spelling pet peeves, but I had to share. :)

Epijunky said...

Aks for ask is one that drives me up a flippin' wall.

Libary for Library is another.

audrey said...

I seen instead of I saw
Liberry for library
amblance for ambulance
mouf for mouth
axe for ask
pitcher for picture

wrong forms for their, there, they're, your, you're, don't doesn't, it's, its, etc.

NEO-CONDUIT said...

vis... instead of This
free... instead of Three
dat... instead of That
der...instead of There
pisgetti... instead of Spaghetti
and when people say "Hey man you know I was so HYPO you know" Instead of hyper.
Finally Acks for ask.
I know I am guilty of the their and there thing occasionally when I am in a hurry.

Intubate Em!!! said...

Innabate...

keepbreathing said...

Abootrol, albutaron, albarol, etc...my god, people can not say Albuterol.