As pointed out in another thread, using "loose" instead of "lose" is a common offender.
To really kick it off, you must watch this marvelous little gem:
In case you haven't seen the movie, this video is a spot-on riff from a scene in Inglorius Basterds. I think they even got the same actors and location, but I'm not sure. (Seems like the sort of thing to which Tarantino would lend his support.)
Before anyone complains...no, I'm not trying to minimize the horrors inflicted on humanity by real Nazis. If you don't like the phrase, go take it up with Seinfeld and his Soup-Nazi.
Loose/lose drives me insane.
Just as bad is "would of," "could of," "should of," etc.
And while I'm on the subject, "and etc." may someday make me snap. On a related note, "With au jus" was going to cause me to be violent at one point, and then someone told me to think of it as a regionalism.
The "think of it as a regionalism" idea may save me from having a stroke. I live in Ohio, and the gratuitous preposition at the end of a phrase is ubiquitous--i.e., "Where's the party at?" I've succumbed to it myself, I'm afraid.
In fact, I'm getting worse all the time. I'd better stop complaining, because if I searched my own posts I'd be appalled.
When I wrote my initial post, I almost wrote "the sort of thing Tarantino would be supportive of" but I caught myself!
Originally Posted by gottaluvalab
Around here it's "whereabouts". Whereabouts is that notebook?
haha i liked that youtube vid...esp as i only saw inglorious basterds 2 days ago!
It annoys me when people get "effect" and "affect" mixed up....effect is the noun, affect is the verb!!!
Except when it's not. Affect is a noun in psychiatry. And you can effect change.
Originally Posted by reamz
One could effect an affect. And affect an effect.
This is what I am talking about.
Originally Posted by avocado
Who the hell knows all that?
Who even cares?
The same people I guess...
Yup - I know it and care, and Avocado's post gives me the warm fuzzies. However, it takes me forever to add up a column of figures, and then I get it wrong anyway. Seriously... I can't add 8 and 5 without mentally going through - OK, it's more than 10, and 10-8=2, so I need 2 from the 5 to get to 10, and then 5-2=3, 10+3=13. Guess how much I enjoyed maths lessons.
Originally Posted by chima_p
Their/They're/There and You're/Your
It's not that hard, people! Reminds me of this cell phone picture I took AT A COLLEGE.
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