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QOTD – What Peeves You?

Drive safe, Lee.

I cannot understand why or how the average person is so befuddled and afraid of adverbs.

Maybe it’s the way we teach about them, “they mostly end in -LY”. Oh, realLY? (Though often an adverb it’s an exclamation used to express interest, surprise, and doubt in this instance)

I am tired of hearing that grammar is difficult to understand or use properly. It is no more difficult to understand grammar than it us to understand anything – we’re 2 lazy 2 care. #whateves

My issue is not that people are bad at grammar; my issue is they people don’t care. Imagine going to a cashier, giving the incorrect number of payment and saying “Whatever, I’m just bad at math,” and the cashier gives your you purchases, looks at you, laughs and says, “hashtag YOLO“. RealLY??! (Still not an adverb)

Clearly this would never happen. but somehow its okay to have obvious spelling and grammatical mistakes, such as using the wrong word? That really grinds my gears.

(Yes, that time it was an adverb. Yes, the its/it’s thing was intentional. I hope you noticed and I hope it irked you)

Let’s have a little fun with a What-Bugs-You-Weekend. Your answers don’t even necessarily need to pertain to reading, writing, poetry or our usual discussions. Let’s take a break and use our words for a Frank Castanza-like airing of the grievances.

QOTD – what’s your pet peeve?


About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

2 comments on “QOTD – What Peeves You?

  1. T.a. Allan
    May 18, 2013

    a’pause trophy”s.

  2. T.a. Allan
    May 18, 2013

    also, a paw’s trophie’s.

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