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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 10:46 AM
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14. I hate the apostrophized plurals too!
Especially people who use it arbitrarily, as in "the student's picked up their books". Why not "book's" then??
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  -rediculous. just rediculous. cali  Sep-30-09 10:29 AM   #0 
  - ah hahahahaha. i was going to say, ridiculous. ridiculous. my pet peeve  seabeyond   Sep-30-09 10:31 AM   #1 
  - Tow the line. That one always gets me hoppin'.  Brickbat   Sep-30-09 10:33 AM   #2 
  - Like many of these errors, "tow the line" results from listening but not reading.  mwb970   Sep-30-09 10:38 AM   #10 
  - irregardless of weather your rite or not  Lance_Boyle   Sep-30-09 10:33 AM   #3 
  - I really like "assnine" - it makes me smile every time... (nt)  petronius   Sep-30-09 12:04 PM   #31 
  - irregardless!!! my grammar pet peeve. ok, one of them.  ellenfl   Sep-30-09 12:35 PM   #39 
  - Waist of bandwith?  Romulox   Sep-30-09 10:33 AM   #4 
  - c'mon. I happen to know this bugs you too.  cali   Sep-30-09 10:35 AM   #7 
  - The most common error is using "it's" for "its".  mwb970   Sep-30-09 10:34 AM   #5 
  - that's definitely a contender but using it's for its is not a spelling error  cali   Sep-30-09 10:38 AM   #9 
  - I hate the apostrophized plurals too!  mwb970   Sep-30-09 10:46 AM   #14 
  - I think the its/it's misspellings has a lot to do with the confusing nature of English.  EOTE   Sep-30-09 12:07 PM   #34 
     - If it's any comfort, this "error" will eventually be deemed "correct".  mwb970   Sep-30-09 02:08 PM   #48 
  - "Road to hoe" instead of the correct "row to hoe" really gets my goat.  ShortnFiery   Sep-30-09 10:34 AM   #6 
  - And while I'm at it: The overuse of the terms: "At the end of the day" ...  ShortnFiery   Sep-30-09 10:37 AM   #8 
     - It is what it is....  Caoimhe   Sep-30-09 12:04 PM   #32 
        - "To be perfectly honest..." or "I'll be honest with you..."  NoSheep   Sep-30-09 01:44 PM   #47 
  - My favorite for a while was "going ROUGE".  TwilightGardener   Sep-30-09 10:39 AM   #11 
  - That'd make me red in the face, LOL.  Hekate   Sep-30-09 12:05 PM   #33 
  - Depends on the poster making the error...  SidDithers   Sep-30-09 10:42 AM   #12 
  - Then their our the times that  polmaven   Sep-30-09 01:39 PM   #42 
  - No. There's another spelling error that happens alot more than the others, I think.  lwcon   Sep-30-09 10:43 AM   #13 
  - flame bait  subcomhd   Sep-30-09 10:46 AM   #15 
  - Around here  yesphan   Sep-30-09 10:47 AM   #16 
  - This thread is a looser.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Sep-30-09 10:49 AM   #17 
  - Thanks. Your welcome.  lillypaddle   Sep-30-09 11:06 AM   #18 
  - "tongue and cheek" nt  Obamanaut   Sep-30-09 11:14 AM   #19 
  - There, their, and they're mixups  LuvNewcastle   Sep-30-09 11:20 AM   #20 
  - During my junior year of High School...  EOTE   Sep-30-09 12:15 PM   #37 
  - Oh, yes...  polmaven   Sep-30-09 01:41 PM   #44 
  - Spelling I can live with. It's the bloody homonym abuse that really gets my goat. nt  TheMadMonk   Sep-30-09 11:23 AM   #21 
  - "Spitting image"  Ron Green   Sep-30-09 11:24 AM   #22 
  - spitting image  tabatha   Sep-30-09 11:53 AM   #25 
  - I see that alot. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-30-09 11:36 AM   #23 
  - Hipocracy  Prism   Sep-30-09 11:42 AM   #24 
  - My irritation is nevermind. That is a title of a Nirvana album.  Pool Hall Ace   Sep-30-09 11:53 AM   #26 
  - Your such a looser  scheming daemons   Sep-30-09 11:53 AM   #27 
  - "Whinning". It's WHINING.  CakeGrrl   Sep-30-09 11:55 AM   #28 
  - tounge, looser  Caoimhe   Sep-30-09 12:02 PM   #29 
  - I am so , SO glad I joined DU!  Lilyhunter   Sep-30-09 12:04 PM   #30 
  - Apparantly, definatly not.  MissMarple   Sep-30-09 12:11 PM   #35 
  - I thought "marshall law" was the big offender.  Starbucks Anarchist   Sep-30-09 12:14 PM   #36 
  - I love Marshall Law!!  EOTE   Sep-30-09 12:19 PM   #38 
     - I'm guilty of THAT one.  NoSheep   Sep-30-09 01:41 PM   #45 
        - Using IS for ARE. "There's a lot of fish in the sea." Argggghhh.  NoSheep   Sep-30-09 01:43 PM   #46 
  - It's the use of apostrophes on every word that ends with the letter "S".  bulloney   Sep-30-09 01:02 PM   #40 
  - "Phase" for "faze" gives me the howling fantods.  enuegii   Sep-30-09 01:04 PM   #41 
  - 'Your' for 'you're' really gets me.  Zoeisright   Sep-30-09 01:40 PM   #43 

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