What are your biggest pet peeves?
This prompt is a couple of days old. I started it on the day of the prompt, but never finished it. So now I'm back to finish it up and publish it.
Some of my pet peeves:
Light switches switched the wrong way. I like my light switches to be down if the light is off and up if the light is on. This works fine on the single switch lights, but you get a double or triple switch light and it's next to impossible. (By single, double, and triple switch lights, I mean lights that have 1, 2, or 3 switches to turn them on/off. Like my kitchen, it has two switches; one at each entry.) In the cases where it is impossible for the switches to be down when off or up with on, the rule is that if the switch is next to another switch for another room/hallway - they both need to match.
Robert actually likes to mess with me on this one. If he catches me turning a light back on just to turn it off properly, he will tease me and/or unfix it. My kids, however, enable my crazy.
Misuse of your and you're AND there, their, and they're.
Your is possessive - you own something. For example: "Your new dog is adorable." You're is a contraction for you are, as in, "You're acting like a dork." It also reads as, "You are acting like a dork."
Please here if you can't see above video.
Thanks to Mrs. Wilson for reminding me about that clip!
Their is possessive, meaning owning something. "Their house is up for sale."
There refers to a place or idea. "Look over there!"
They're is a contraction. "They're going to be grounded if they don't follow the rules." (They are going ....)
Please see The Oatmeal for other common misspellings that I may or may not have a problem with. It's funny.
I don't like Woot! Woot is not a word. It is not how you say Woo as in Woohoo. Seriously, the next time you're excited, listen to how you say "Woo" and see if you have a T-sound on the end. If you do, knock it off. There is only a W-sound and OO-sound.
Okay, I looked it up. Woot is a word in the Urban Dictionary; HOWEVER, it was originally a Dungeon & Dragons term.
I still don't like it.
I also have "issues" with misspelled words - but only the easy to spell words. If you're trying to spell a big word and misspell it, I'm going to forgive you and/or assume it was a typo. BUT if you misspell one that kindergartners learn to spell, and misspell it consistently, my eye is going to twitch and it will take all of my strength not to smack you.
Are you with me on any of these or am I too crazy for you? What are your pet peeves?