grammar pet peeves
It's not age or education level that makes grammar police so picky; it's just their personalities.
This is a plea to all the journalists, bloggers, social media posters, and anyone else who writes things for others to see. Stop saying "sneak peak."
when a friend challenged me to write down my 'Top 10 List of Pet Peeves,' I thought I'd struggle to come up with 10. I was so wrong. I've got 10. I could even get to 11. I could probably get to 'eleven-teen,' the mythical number my son uses when counting.
When someone says 'epic fail' I think of a disaster of, well, epic proportions. Major stuff. Nuclear accidents, plague, locusts. Certainly not the barista forgetting to make your double-shot Venti a skinny or Chick-fil-A being closed on Sunday.
"Please," I can hear you chastising me from cyberspace, "Why didn't you just Google it?" Believe me, I did. And I got sent
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Perhaps I am just getting old. Maybe it's the new normal to arrive twenty minutes late, to arrange a meeting so you can spend its duration broadcasting to the world where your physical but not mental presence is and to never snail mail.
For most people, it is difficult to know when and how to use "affect" and "effect." Their meanings and uses have stabilized in recent years, so let's sort this all out. It's really not all that difficult.
We need to stop abbreviating life, dump the clichés and expressions that have been abused ad nauseam. Here, 10 things that you should drop like its hot (including that annoying Yayyy!!!) in 2013. Are you like, ready?