Verbal pet peeves ...

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  1. ku_alum

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    Pet peeve of mine, the statement: I could care less.

    What most people MEAN when they say this: I could NOT care less.

    Just had to get that out there.

    What verbal pet peeves do you have?
     
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  3. Mrs. K.

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    "Irregardless."

    Makes me want to open a vein.
     
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    I know there was a big thread, but I can't stand "THESE ONES" UGH!!!!
     
  5. scholarteacher

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    "It is what it is." Yeah, like could it really be what it isn't?
     
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    I hate that!
     
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    "you know"
    I was watching a show last night and in an interview, this guy literally said "you know" about twice in every sentence.
     
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    "but yet", as in:

    She hasn't studied for her math test, but yet she still thinks she will pass.
     
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    "my bad" is quickly running up my list! lol At school I detest kids going "What the . . . . " They learn very quickly how much it bugs me.
     
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    "I done did that" drives me INSANE! I don't know if this is a southern thing or just ignorance but I want to correct them sooooo badly!
     
  11. silverspoon65

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    "serious" instead of "seriously" - as in "You aren't taking this serious."
     
  12. waterfall

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    "I seen..." I have well-educated friends that say that. It makes you sound like an idiot!
    Mixing up good and well...I had a college professor that used to say "You did good on these tests" and things like that. Really, you're a professor and you don't know the difference between good and well?
     
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    "badly"

    As in, "When I heard what happened, I felt really badly for him."
     
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    Bad versus Badly ties for first with "My bad"
    Hecka and hella (as in "That's hecka cool!")
     
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    This one is written, not spoken, but seeing ceasar or cesar salad on a menu drives me INSANE. It's a really common salad and you are in the food industry. FIGURE IT OUT! It's a Caesar salad!

    Same with Micheal for Michael. Grrrr.
     
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    I hate when my kids say 'late' when they are getting off the phone with friends.

    Misuse of 'you' and 'I'. It really isn't very difficult to use the correct pronoun. I just saw it on a facebook post of a former teacher friend. "He gave it to she and I" makes me crazy.
     
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    mines

    I don't got no.......

    UGH!! Makes me climb the walls!
     
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    Grown adults (especially) saying, "I go..." instead of "I said..." or "I told...".
     
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    like, you know

    I was watching some show last night (the host is named Ramsy) about the young woman whose restaurant was foundering. This host would go in and try to teach the owners how to change things for the better. The host was very abrasive, but worse than that was the owner! She kept interrupting herself with "like" and "you know" in the middle of every sentence! I honestly think some people would not be able to keep their speech rhythms without those phrases.
     
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    Yes! I thought I was the only one who realized this, and I always feel sort of weird saying, "I could not care less" because it isn't the "phrase" people use, but - ku alum - I know I am not alone :).
     
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    "Nucular"

    Being "axed" a question

    "Preventative"
     
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    My (own) 6 and 7 year olds learned the "What the .. " phrase this year too. They don't know what goes in the blank, but they think it's the funniest thing to say "what the?".

    They get in trouble when they say it.
     
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    I don't know why this bugs me, but when people pronounce "picture" as "pitcher," I cringe a little.
     
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    "Seriously??" drove me up a wall this year. Yes, when I said it was time for your math test, I was serious. Grrr...
     
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    "Presentate" as in, "When are we going to presentate these assignments?"
     
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    I think I saw the same interview. UGHHHHH!
     
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    My Mother says: I heared that you had a bad day at school. My mamaw has passed on her backwoods vocabulary. :)
     
  28. JustMe

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    I actually like "it is what it is."

    I will sometimes recite this very line when students whine about something. It translates to stop your whining and suck it up. Or, as learned here, build a bridge and get over it. :)
     
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    I like "it is what it is."
     
  30. donziejo

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    I doesn't have any pet peeves:) JK
     
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    Don't care for 'guys' or 'you guys'...really don't like usage of this in phrases such as "now it's you guys's turn...":mad:

    Also feel the need to makes an sssssss sound when someone says something like "your change is 49 cent":dizzy:

    Also can't stand 'um'...and I've heard it repeatedly by intelligent people. Lucy Calkins is a HUGE um-er....my staff developer also ums a lot, but she's pretty clueless anyway....
     
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    When people mix farther and further in a sentence.

    Far is in farther so you say farther when referring to distance...
    Further means "next" as in furthermore.
     
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    "on tomorrow" or "on accident" - ugh!

    My kids know I don't tolerate the word "duh" because I think it's the same thing as saying "you're dumb" and I don't want them saying that to each other or to me.
     
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    I fought the word "crap" this year a lot. I had to laugh, at field day (which was a crazy long day - 3 4th grade classes and for most of the day I was the only 4th grade teacher out there!) I was standing behind a couple of boys practicing for the 3 legged race. They kept falling and one of them kept saying "Crap!" One of my kids leaned over and whispered, "Man, you better not let Ms. F hear you say that, she'll give you THE LOOK!" Nice to know they remembered something! :D
     
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    "But, yes. "

    I had a college professor who said this ALL THE TIME. The phrase can be used in context without me having a problem, but when it is said in the place of "um" it drives me crazy.
     
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    on tomorrow, cut off the light, "I'm fixen to...", and "I gotta lose it" (aka: I need to use the restroom.)

    I also had students at the beginning of the year try to say "What the?!". That didn't last very long.
     
  37. TamiJ

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    Do your kids say this? Mine do too. They say, "It's mines." Is this an ESL thing? Perhaps they add the "s" because "yours" has an "s"? I have been trying to figure it out, because even my Korean student is doing it (I'm sure he's picked it up from the others).
     
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    I like it too. I will say it if I am frustrated with someone going on, but I know I just have to accept it. I have also used that phrase in the same situation as you mention above.
     
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    "...switch it up..."
     
  40. waterfall

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    All of my students except for one are ELL's and I've never heard any of them say "mines." I heard a lot from my african-american students in schools that I student taught in though.
     
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    Between you and I....

    There is a local newscaster who loves to say this.
     

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