Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3 Things That Annoy Me

I've always been a really patient and tolerant person. I think it comes with having younger siblings too. :) But lately my patience has run much thinner than usual. Here 3 of my most recent pet peeves....

1 - People who mess up/misspell simple english words and phrases.

Examples include but are not limited to:

-Supposebly instead of supposedly.

-Minds well instead of might as well.

-I won you instead of I beat you. ('I won you' implies that YOU are the prize)

-Escape goat instead of scapegoat. (What the heck is an escape goat and where can I find one?)

-Borrow instead of lend. ('I'll borrow you' makes no sense!) Which reminds me...

-Mixing up simple homonyms such as: sense, since and cents. To, two and too. There, they're and their. Accept and except. Are and our.
(You get the idea)

-Misuse of plural compound nouns. Brothers in-law not brother in laws. Holes in one not hole in ones. Runners up not runner ups, and so on and so on.

There are several more but I need to stop before I get too fuming. Plus I don't have much room to talk since my punctuation is terrible!

2 - People who leave the kitchen a mess. I don't care about dirty dishes, that's not what I'm talking about. I mostly mean when food is left out to spoil even though the fridge is within a few feet. Wrappers left on the counters or table when the garbage can is two steps from anywhere. And mostly when cupboard doors and drawers are left wide open. How hard is it to shut them!?!? Oh, and also people who cut the butter with a dirty knife and leave crumbs! I know, I know, this sounds really nit-picky. Deal with it! :) JK

3 - I can't really think of anything but it does kind of bug me that Fall is the only season with another name... Who on earth came up with the name Autumn? Don't get me wrong, I like the name by itself. However, it doesn't even fit in with the other seasons. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. See how nicely it flows. Now try to say Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. What the? Oh well, there's nothing I can do about it.

I think that's enough of a rant for now. Hopefully the next blog topic will be a little more positive. It just doesn't feel like me to be an ornery (that's another one everyone messes up) old pregnant lady.

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