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originally posted by: gunaire
When people use the word then when they should really use than. As when making a choice between two things. -I guess that's a grammar pet peeve. As for a single word it's CLOISTER. Expressions I dislike are: "Six of one, half dozen of the other", and "What not".
originally posted by: berenike
This one's stupid, but people who insist you can't say 'doggy' (for example) to their kids because they want little Aldebaran or Tweelok or whoever to learn to use the proper word - 'dog'. Cut me some slack, it's about all I can manage not to swear in front of them.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
The only words that make me cringe, twitch, or visibly grimace, are the anti-cultural muck that butchers the English language and sews it back together incorrectly, like a deranged Nazi doctor. The culprits are commonly greasy faced adolescents on the bus or wandering about outside my store, taking NO advantage of the education they are being provided with, by saying things like:
Another thing I loathe is the habit companies have of murdering and hyphenating things, for example "Drive-Thru". Buzzwords, street culture (or rather, no culture) language, and similar. All the words that can be found in a dictionary published between 1604 and 1990 however, are absolutely fine with me.