Saturday, November 03, 2007

Launguage Pet Peeve of the day

Oh, there are so many I could list but this is the one that has jumped out at me today.*
When you have something to sell you say "I need to sell this item" not "I need to sale this item"
A sale is something you go to or have. But you sell your goods.

*I am by no means the language police, I am sure I say things or write things that bug other people. This just happens to be something that bugs me.


  1. ooh - mine? ya'll. ugh!!!!!

    it's a contraction, people! for "you all" the apostrophe goes where the "ou" is left out! it drives me crazy!

  2. there are certain words that drive me crazy too! Words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings, like sell/sale. I had a teacher in HS that if you misused certain words it would be lose of a LETTER grade...I've been scared ever since!!!

  3. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Oh....I have SO many pet peeves when it comes to the daily slaughter of the English language. The one that makes me "blow my top" the most? Let me give you a hint: You're in Wal Mart and an announcement is made over the store intercom. What do you hear that makes your toes curl??????? "Could ________ (fill in the blank with any employees name)come to the "JURY" department!?!?!?!?!?!?!?"

    PLEASE PEOPLE.......JEWELRY (WITH AN L!)is something we wear and buy/sell in a store. A JURY is a group of people that decide the guilt or innocence of someone accused of committing a crime!

    I'm afraid that a JURY made up of those who can speak the English language correctly would find the defendant GUILTY for the slaughter of the word "JEWELRY"!

  4. Anonymous8:29 AM

    Oops...forgot to sign my name!