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Trollheart 03-21-2018 07:35 AM

Things People Say or Write That Annoy You
 
Other than my walls of text and dad jokes, of course.
An idea again ripped from the mind of a member without his consent, this comes on the heels of a comment made by grindy in another thread.

So, what do people write wrong or say wrong that really annoys you? In this era of the changing English language and fluid ways of talking, the meanings of words metamorphosing into others and the prevalence of text spelling, what is it that still bugs you?

Number one on my list is, and ever shall be, the incorrect usage of apostrophes. Why oh why can't people understand the simplest of rules? If it's possessive, apostrophe yes. If it's not, apostrophe no.

:banghead:

Something which I believe is endemic only to Ireland is our propensity for making words up. We have "hostipal" instead of hospital, "copporation" instead of "corporation", "Beaumount" instead of "Beaumont", and Chicago becomes "Chicargo". Man, we're dumb.

MicShazam 03-21-2018 07:42 AM

Probably when people say "I could care less".

Since, in my mind, US and GB English is all muddled together, it's annoying to keep having to try and remember/figure out if it's color/colour, gray/grey, defense/defence, etc.

Plankton 03-21-2018 07:48 AM

Should/Would/Could: Of

It's 'have' you friggin nitwit. Can I of some more pie? Derp.

If I corrected all the times I've seen this in the last year alone, I could probably just call it a part time job. Todays grammar mistakes are tomorrows norm.

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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1934866)
Something which I believe is endemic only to Ireland is our propensity for making words up. We have "hostipal" instead of hospital, "copporation" instead of "corporation", "Beaumount" instead of "Beaumont", and Chicago becomes "Chicargo". Man, we're dumb.

I've lived here my entire life and have been unaware of this. I guess it's a thing though:

Irish people need to stop referring to Chicago as 'Chicargo' right now

Right up there with "Warsh" instead of "Wash" I guess. Just don't put ketchup on your hotdog and you'll survive.

MicShazam 03-21-2018 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1934869)
Should/Would/Could: Of

It's 'have' you friggin nitwit. Can I of some more pie? Derp.

Have course you can. Here you go. Just ask if you want to of some more.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1934869)
Todays grammar mistakes are tomorrows norm.

The battle is already lost.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1934869)
Irish people need to stop referring to Chicago as 'Chicargo' right now

Right up there with "Warsh" instead of "Wash" I guess. Just don't put ketchup on your hotdog and you'll survive.

Just don't put kertchup on your hortdog and you'll survive.

Fluff 03-21-2018 08:08 AM

Mic just posted a good one.

Not a grammatical error as such but the misuse of British/English, using one when the other is clearly meant.

Frownland 03-21-2018 08:18 AM

I'm not the type of person who let's that stuff get to me.

Plankton 03-21-2018 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Man like Monkey (Post 1934872)
Mic just posted a good one.

Not a grammatical error as such but the misuse of British/English, using one when the other is clearly meant.

Way too many u's.

OccultHawk 03-21-2018 08:27 AM

I hate when non-whites use English.

Get your own ****ing language, darkie.

Akai 03-21-2018 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1934866)
Other than my walls of text, dad jokes and constant creation of threads, of course.

fify


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Originally Posted by OccultHawk (Post 1934875)
I hate when non-whites use English.

Get your own ****ing language, darkie.

簽名值得tbf

DwnWthVwls 03-21-2018 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trollheart (Post 1934866)
apostrophe yes.

Its apostrophe S, not apostrophe yes.

Exo 03-21-2018 10:06 AM

I have awful grammar and I don't care.

Akai 03-21-2018 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1934895)
Its apostrophe S, not apostrophe yes.

The crux of the biscuit.

Psy-Fi 03-21-2018 10:22 AM

^ :laughing:

Chiomara 03-21-2018 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Exo (Post 1934897)
I have awful grammar and I don't care.

Same.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/81acfdf7...hkj7o1_500.jpg

grindy 03-21-2018 02:00 PM

The already mentioned 'should/could/would/... of ' is the worst offender and probably the worst thing that happened in the history of mankind. Truly ****ing disgusting.

Fluff 03-21-2018 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grindy (Post 1934929)
The already mentioned 'should/could/would/... of ' is the worst offender and probably the worst thing that happened in the history of mankind. Truly ****ing disgusting.

It's a bad one but is it worse than 'your/you're'?

Close one for me.

Psy-Fi 03-21-2018 02:14 PM

^ "Could care less" ;)

Plankton 03-21-2018 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grindy (Post 1934929)
The already mentioned 'should/could/would/... of ' is the worst offender and probably the worst thing that happened in the history of mankind. Truly ****ing disgusting.

It takes every ounce of self control I have to not correct it most times, which isn't much.

...and yes, it's worse than your/you're. At least those are close enough to get mixed up by the grammatically illiterate, while 'of' and 'have' are two whole completely different words. It's laziness, and it shALL NOT BE TOLERATED! DO. NOT. USE. SUCH. NON. SENSE. EVER!

https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2...ality=95&w=650

grindy 03-21-2018 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Man like Monkey (Post 1934930)
It's a bad one but is it worse than 'your/you're'?

Close one for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1934935)
It takes every ounce of self control I have to not correct it most times, which isn't much.

...and yes, it's worse than your/you're. At least those are close enough to get mixed up by the grammatically illiterate, while 'of' and 'have' are two whole completely different words. It's laziness, and it shALL NOT BE TOLERATED! DO. NOT. USE. SUCH. NON. SENSE. EVER!

https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2...ality=95&w=650

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Frownland 03-21-2018 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Man like Monkey (Post 1934930)
It's a bad one but is it worse than 'your/you're'?

That's slightly more forgivable since those are both real words. Would/should/could of comes from lazy speaking and propagates fake words.

Plankton 03-21-2018 02:28 PM

...now I've lost my train of thought.

grindy 03-21-2018 02:33 PM

Since I have to deal with lots of German people trying to speak English, there are lots of annoying Germanisms.
For example 'aktualisieren', means 'to update' in German, so of course everyone keeps saying 'actualize/actualization' instead of 'update'.
It's understandable and somewhat forgivable but pretty annoying due to its ubiquitousness.

Plankton 03-21-2018 02:52 PM

I like to throw in some fahrt's in casual conversation about traveling every now and then.

grindy 03-21-2018 02:57 PM

Did you speak German back in the day or just picked up a few words and phrases?

Trollheart 03-21-2018 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1934895)
Its apostrophe S, not apostrophe yes.

Good one.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Akai (Post 1934888)
fify




簽名值得tbf

Two threads in two days? Man, I haven't even got started yet! :laughing:
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Originally Posted by Exo (Post 1934897)
I have awful grammar and I don't care.

You should really be more respectful of your grammar. She's an old lady and you should care about her. She's your mother's mother after all.
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Originally Posted by Akai (Post 1934902)
The crux of the biscuit.

It's the tastiest part.
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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1934937)
That's slightly more forgivable since those are both real words. Would/should/could of comes from lazy speaking and propagates fake words.

https://media.giphy.com/media/OJ8mpTixXyOIg/giphy.gif
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Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1934938)
...now I've lost my train of thought.

I found it.
https://media1.tenor.com/images/ab83...itemid=7189638
Keep track of it in future.
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Originally Posted by Plankton (Post 1934943)
I like to throw in some fahrt's in casual conversation about traveling every now and then.

That's just the beans though.

DwnWthVwls 03-21-2018 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1934937)
That's slightly more forgivable since those are both real words. Would/should/could of comes from lazy speaking and propagates fake words.

Does it though? No one is saying woulda/shoulda/coulda... Would've/Should've/Could've are all legitimate contractions that could easily be mistaken for would of/should of/could of when speaking and then transcribed incorrectly.

This is similar to "play it by year" and "for all intensive purposes"..

Frownland 03-21-2018 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1934961)
Does it though?

Yes.

DwnWthVwls 03-21-2018 03:41 PM

No.. the phonetic similarities between the "'ve" sound in the contraction and "of" could easily be misinterpreted.

Thanks for that enlightening rebuttal, Elph.

grindy 03-21-2018 03:42 PM

Read 'this is a mute point' in an e-mail recently. From a native speaker.
It's not even pronounced the same way, dumbass.

Frownland 03-21-2018 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1934964)
No.. the phonetic similarities between the "'ve" sound in the contraction and "of" could easily be misinterpreted.

Thanks for that enlightening rebuttal, Elph.

Similarities made less distinguishable from one another by lazy speech.

DwnWthVwls 03-21-2018 03:45 PM

I was not aware using a contraction appropriately is lazy. I guess we should all stop using them if we do not want Frownland to think we are lazy speakers.

In order for your argument to be valid you would have to show how that kind of speech is lazy. So far you are failing miserably.

Frownland 03-21-2018 03:47 PM

Well now you know, glad to help.

Another, one is the, use of commas, when,ever someone takes a moment, to think about, what they're, going to type.

DwnWthVwls 03-21-2018 03:49 PM

I'll just chalk that up as a win.. Thanks :D

Frownland 03-21-2018 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1934970)
..

Nobody uses ellipses correctly either.

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 03-21-2018 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by grindy (Post 1934965)
Read 'this is a mute point' in an e-mail recently. From a native speaker.
It's not even pronounced the same way, dumbass.

:D

i deal with a lot people who are unaware of the difference between reply and reply all when writing emails. definitely my biggest pet peeve at work.

ooo and another contender would be those who think it’s a good idea to use comic sans font and pink lettering in their emails. how the **** do you convince yourself that’s a good idea?

DwnWthVwls 03-21-2018 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1934971)
Nobody uses ellipses correctly either.

....

grindy 03-21-2018 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Ol’ Qwerty Bastard (Post 1934972)
:D

i deal with a lot people who are unaware of the difference between reply and reply all when writing emails. definitely my biggest pet peeve at work.

ooo and another contender would be those who think it’s a good idea to use comic sans font and pink lettering in their emails. how the **** do you convince yourself that’s a good idea?

And some people still argue against eugenics...

Frownland 03-21-2018 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Ol’ Qwerty Bastard (Post 1934972)
i deal with a lot people who are unaware of the difference between reply and reply all when writing emails. definitely my biggest pet peeve at work.

It's baffling to me that this applies to more than just a handful of soon-to-be retirees.

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 03-21-2018 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by grindy (Post 1934975)
And some people still argue against eugenics...

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1934977)
It's baffling to me that this applies to more than just a handful of soon-to-be retirees.

it's awful. to make matters worse the company i work for regularly sends out emails welcoming the newest employees, so at least two or three times a month i get flooded with "welcome aboard!" emails or my personal favourite, memes like the following:

https://memegenerator.net/img/instan...-a-new-job.jpg

Frownland 03-21-2018 04:22 PM

But the memes really brighten up my day! They're fun

https://i.imgur.com/tATEsSW.jpg

Bet you didn't expect that with the morning update! Becky's so crazy.


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