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Guilty of some of these when I am writing anything that is coming faster than my brain can edit.*sigh*Room for improvement in my habits, for sure.
According to the OED 'Irregardless' came into being around 1912 and is usually listed as 'nonstandard' I'll stick with 'Does not exist'!I'm confused by #7 There is some other use/definition? How do people misuse it?
Jo - I think we can all make errors when we're writing quickly. I know I do!
Mojo - agree about irregardless, definitely not a word I would ever use! I wasn't sure about nonplus either - but found this explanation: Some people believe the "non" in "nonplus" means "not" and assume that to be "nonplussed" is to be calm and poised when just the opposite is true.
Ah yes, grammar and usage peeves--I've got a million of them!
That stuff bugs the daylights out of me, too.
Well, since I have no idea what nonplus is, I'm pretty sure #7 doesn't apply to me. LOL. I do hate the misuse of "Literally", really? I don't see how people don't get that! LOL. But, I confess I will get loose, lose, or your, you're, or their, there mixed up all the time, have to take a minute and use the brain for a sec. :)
It's such a minefield of grammar and punctuation errors out there - I feel a little sorry for the school children who don't have rules drummed into them the way we did in the past!
Elaine and Wordnerd - I could add others too, but the list might get too long! In one book I read recently, the autor repeatedly used phrases like 'he was stood' or 'she was sat' which really grated on me! Angie - agree, it only takes a minute (or less) to stop and think about the correct spelling and punctuation - but so many people don't take that minute!Rosemary - yes, the rules were drummed into us when we were at school, weren't they? I'm glad they were, because now they're so ingrained in us, and we don't have the same problems as the younger generations. There are some advantages to being (hmmm) older!
Great list Paula and yes, age does have its benefits! ;-)Sylviahttp://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Sylvia :-)
I have a list of my own for grammar violations... but as much as I hate to admit it... sometimes I am a guilty party too!
nice clear easy post..dang my pet peeve; CLARITY when its not mine..LOL((hugs))
LOL! I'm guilty of so many of the typo type peeves you've listed. Luckily, I usually catch them in proofread! Love the list, it's going up at the top of all my WIPs as a reminder :D Thanks for sharing!
Brenda - know what you mean about clarity!K.E. - it's a very useful list, isn't it?
Ooh, you and I are two of a kind, Paul, they're my pet peeves too - especially 'literally' which is used by so many so-called 'celebs', who are 'literally gobsmacked' or whatever. Another one I ahte is not stricktly an error. but I cring whenever a BBC announces that something is going to happen 'ahead of' an event. A racehorse comes in 'ahead of' the rest of the field. For most other things, what's wrong with a simple 'before'? Thanks for this reminder, and sorry it's taken me until now to comment!:)
Oops - sorry I forgot to change identities!
Hadn't thought about the 'ahead of' one, Lyn - but you're so right!