Comments: I'm Gettin' Real Annoyed

You could not be more right about this! On one of my first dates with my now fiancee, she told me a story involving a neighbor of her parents who had put up a sign on their street that said "Drive Slow." As soon as she told me someone had done such a thing, I cringed. That was her reaction as well. She said that it did not make her want to "drive slow," but fast, right over the top of their stupid sign. I suggested we go over in the middle of the night and add a sign that simply says "ly."

Posted by David G. Kern at August 18, 2005 03:39 PM

::scuffs toe on ground:: I'm real sorry about that.


My peeve is the word "hisself." I correct the kids every time one of them says it, but I am stymied by the fact that their MOTHER says it. Grr. (But you didn't hear that from me.)

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 18, 2005 04:54 PM

Oh I hear you!!!

One of my pet peeves is the use of the phrase "How come?" instead of "Why?". I forbid my children from saying it.

Oh and saying "ice tea" instead of "iced tea"

Posted by chris at August 19, 2005 06:41 AM

Wow! A chance for my anal-retentiveness to shine!

Having worked in an office environment most of my adult life, I can't tell you the number of times I've seen a piece of paper taped to the lid of the copy machine saying, "Copier broke." To which, I always say in my loudest voice, "Not only doesn't it have any money, it doesn't work either!"

The other thing that's guaranteed to induce a cringe is using the phrase, "that's a whole nuther thing" instead of "another whole thing."

(Unless, of course, you're just using it as part of your on-line schtick, and then it's always appropriate.)

Just what is a "nuther" anyway? And why would I want a whole one?

Posted by LittleA at August 19, 2005 07:31 AM

Just hang in there! My mom corrected me constantly and I do well most of the time. When I don't remember which gammer is correct, at least I know I don't know.

Around here, the big pet peeve is less and fewer. Target is one of the few stores I have seen with a sign that reads 10 items or fewer.

Posted by George at August 20, 2005 08:53 AM

Did you hear about that book "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves"? The author apparently picketed a movie theater with an apostrophe on a long stick once (undoubtedly one was missing).

Posted by Lenise at August 22, 2005 10:54 AM

Yes, we have Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, although I haven't read it yet. It's in the bedside pile.

Posted by Jordana at August 22, 2005 03:46 PM