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Old 03-11-2010, 11:20 AM  
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The "Grammatical Errors that Annoy You" Thread

From time to time, both online and in the real world, I run across someone who makes some grammatical mistake that annoys the hell out of me. I'm a nice guy most times, so I don't typically call people out on such errors. However, I do feel the need to vent somewhere, and perhaps help some poor unfortunate soul. So here it is. A thread to gripe about others' grammatical errors without seeming like an ass.

One rule: if you post an error in this thread, be sure to explain WHY it is wrong rather than just point out the fact that it's wrong. It's a learning experience and all that.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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I'll start.

There is no such thing as the word irregardless. The word regardless means "without regard." So, adding the prefix ir- to the beginning of it basically makes the word mean "without without regard." It doesn't make sense.

Thankfully, the fix for this one is easy. Any time you think you want to use the word irregardless, don't. Just say regardless, and you'll be fine.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:22 AM   #4
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When people say am instead of I'm.

example

My name is face and am 25 years old.

I think it's obvious why this is wrong.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #5
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Proper punctuation is a bitch.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #6
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Double (and sometimes triple) negatives annoy the shit out of me.

Example: I'm not giving nothing to nobody.


Really?
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:23 AM   #7
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I can overlook a lot of stuff, but it irritates the hell out of me when people use apostrophes for plurals.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:24 AM   #8
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This one's a little trickier, since the incorrect version is pretty widely accepted these days.

The phrase "I could care less" doesn't make sense. At least not the way people use it. Technically, that phrase means something to the effect of "I can think of other topics that would be less interesting than the one you mentioned," which implies that it's actually a mildly interesting topic at worst.

The way people use it, the phrase should instead be "I couldn't care less," meaning that there is no other topic that would be any less interesting than the one at hand.

Like I said, this one's a tough one because both versions are pretty much accepted. However, it bugs the hell out of me because the former doesn't really make sense.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:25 AM   #9
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This one's a little tricker, since the incorrect version is pretty widely accepted these days.

The phrase "I could care less" doesn't make sense. At least not the way people use it. Technically, that phrase means something to the effect of "I can think of other topics that would be less interesting than the one you mentioned," which implies that it's actually a mildly interesting topic at worst.

The way people use it, the phrase should instead be "I couldn't care less," meaning that there is no other topic that would be any less interesting than the one at hand.

Like I said, this one's a tough one because both versions are pretty much accepted. However, it bugs the hell out of me because the former doesn't really make sense.
What's a little tricker?
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:26 AM   #10
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I hate it when people say "anyways" there is no S in the word anyway.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:26 AM   #11
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Last one for now.

When someone says something that you agree with and want everyone else to listen, the proper phrase is "Hear, hear!" NOT "Here, here!" The phrase originated back when people would often speak in front of crowds. The phrase, properly, means "Let's HEAR what the person is saying." I'm not sure what "here, here" means, other than, "We're all in this one spot. Isn't that neat."
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:27 AM   #12
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Learn the freaking difference between infer and imply, please.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:27 AM   #13
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What's a little tricker?


(Though I will point out that that is an example of a typo rather than a grammatical error.)
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:27 AM   #14
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:28 AM   #15
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Sorry, I forgot this is a grammatical error thread and not a spelling error thread.
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