Wednesday, October 13, 2010

An Orchard By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Question Eight of the 30 Day Blog Challenge.

What is your least favorite quote or saying and why?

Well, I like most things, and if it has become a 'quote' then obviously someone likes it and who am I to judge?
 
OK, you convinced me, I'll judge.
 
They're not really quotes or sayings, but there are several things that I have noticed people saying that really get up my goat. 

In no particular order they are:
 
Anythink
Somethink
Everythink
Nothink
'Of' when they mean 'have'
The incorrect use of they're, there or their.
The incorrect use of you're or your.
People who say asap instead of A.S.A.P. 
People who say 'Orchard' when they mean 'Orchid'.  Stop laughing, this has actually happened in my presence.
People who say 'vicA versa' instead of vicE versa'.

I think this is enough for now.  There is another one, and the word is on the tip of my tongue, but I can't think what it is right now.  I will edit it in when I think of it (probably at 3am, or 5 seconds after I hit 'Publish Post.)  hmph.



Have you started your own 30 Day Blog Challenge?  Leave a link in the comments and we can all check it out!




P.S.  A lot is two words.  Count them! 

4 comments:

  1. Tenderhooks instead of tenterhooks!

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  2. Right on, Ms C!!!

    I remembered the other word! Con-trov-er-sy. Instead of contro-verse-ie. Hate that too.

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  3. what about people who say 'get up my goat' when the saying is actually 'get my goat'!

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  4. you should go look at http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html

    it will help you deal with your alot affliction! I now smile every time I see someone use it!
    xxoo

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