(… Shame we need a special day for that!!)
Anyway … we’re borderline talking English Grammar this week, it’s going to be a challenge 🙂 Grammar and proper pronunciation is important in this household. My girls grow up with two languages, and I believe they need to speak their native language as best as possible. Learning a language is copying what you hear, and as you all know, my English is good, but by far not good enough.
So – the topic for this week is Pet Peeve Phrases. I have to admit, it had me somewhat stuck. As much as I’ve heard about the term Pet Peeve Phrases, I had no idea what it actually meant. So I checked with my friend Wikipedia: “A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to themselves, to a greater degree than others may find it.”
You really want me to get started on this?
So bear in mind, I make mistakes, many mistakes, nobody’s perfect, right, but when I see incorrect spelling like your instead of you’re, or the incorrect use of to, two, and too or their, there, and they’re, everything inside me wants to scream. Ditto with
would of would’ve.
My little girl had a phase when she couldn’t figure out the difference between much and many. It drove me nearly insane, although in hindsight, I believe later on she did it on purpose for the attention 🙂
Oh, and before I go, “Have a guess who I saw today”. Never, ever ask me that question unless you’re certain I know the answer!
Lastly, what drives me absolutely up the wall is people not using the correct comparative and superlative adjective, like “he’s more better than me”. That, my dear friends, is an absolute no no. And sadly, it pops up more and more in books nowadays 😦
I’m sure you’ve got a pet peeve phrase … c’mon, don’t be shy tell us!