Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Sheldon Scott, Mar 31, 2015.
hors d'oeuvres - I always thought they were Horses doobries
I hate when people say I seen, instead of I've seen, or I saw, this is one very common in the U.S. To me, who ever says it sounds like a complete dunderhead. Some people who are otherwise intelligent insist on using this glaring grammatical error though. I don't like obvious spelling mistakes either, they can be grating, although I realize, I may be calling the kettle black on this one!! I prefer to refer to them as "typos."
This isn't a peeve exactly, but does anyone know when it became acceptable to put the dollar sign on the opposite side of the number?
I've noticed this for a few years, and it still looks weird.
One that irks me, connected to 'back in the day,' is 'back in YOUR day'- like 'Were you popular, back in your day?'
Hey, I'm still alive&kickin', so this is 'my day,' too!
I feel your pain, though the particular example you use, "he or she" is something for which I have found a solution. I write "s/he," as in "When a person hits a home run, s/he should toss the bat to the ground and run like heck!"
Trailers and towed vehicles.....sign reads; trailer's and towed vehicle's..........literally, trailer "is", and vehicle "is", bastardization of proper English grammar.
Or it could also mean "it belongs to the trailer/ belongs to the towed vehicle."
When people don't know the proper use of an apostrophe, I wonder how they moved past the second or third grades.
This one just came up again: addressing individuals, especially in a business setting, as "Hey (and their name)."
Personally, I don't think HEY is an acceptable alternative to 'hello' or 'good morning,' but it's been spreading during the last few years.
Anyone else think it's rude, disrespectful, etc.?
Hey, I do! And, I'm guilty of doing it! Usually informally, though, when opening a note to someone close. Still inexcusable, I seek no impunity.
When people say 'Hot Water Heater'. Of course it's gonna make hot water. It's a Water Heater.
Unthaw - what are you going to do, refreeze it!
When I get upset, my wife says I speak a mixture of 'Southern' and Hawaiian 'Pidgin'.
" I'll do it Rat now! What, you like Beef? I'm Pau!
@Tim Burr Still partial to my neighbor's "pahl a pop". (pile of pipe).
I don't mind it Janice - its friendly enough
Do you remember the song 'Hey Paula' ? Goes back a long way doesn't it .............
Then there's 'Hey there - you with the stars in your eyes'
Although a Cockney fella sings it 'Ada - you with the stars in yer eyes'
Then of course there's 'Needle in a Heystack'