Re: Friday Fun: What Pet Peeve makes you puke?
Earlier today I saw a post that contained what might have been a clever^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
unexpected placement of a word, or what might have been the result of
some automatic spell checker's "fix" of a typo. But outside our list
it's such a basic and common error that it makes me want to puke every
time I see it: when someone writes the word "loose" when he or she is
trying to write "lose."
Now I may be the only person who has that particular pet peeve, but as
writers I know we all have them. My question for the list is this: what
is your personal pet peeve of a misused, misspelled, or improper word
choice, and what draconian measures would you impose on the education
system to purge that error out of every grade-school student in any
Hands down, "loose" and "lose" is that extreme pet peeve for me.
What pet peeves do others have?
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