"Off of." I'm looking at you Americans.
Hey, you, get off of my cloud?Lydniz said:"Off of." I'm looking at you Americans.
He'll be up against a wall too, come the revolution.Flay Otters said:Hey, you, get off of my cloud?
Their is absolutely no reason that their/there/they're should be used incorrectly. Unless there trolling you.dianapersaud said:You see this more with Indies than trad published, but it drives me crazy:
"Could of" instead of "could have", same thing with "would of" instead of "would have."
My biggest pet peeve is their/there/they're being used incorrectly. It's not hard, really.
Accept vs except. That too, isn't hard if you take a minute to think about it.
Ooh, snap. Very nice, for Mick and the Boys.Flay Otters said:Hey, you, get off of my cloud?
Sure there's a reason. The person is illiterate!AshRonin said:Their is absolutely no reason that their/there/they're should be used incorrectly.
And how would you pronounce them? You can't just say "no." You have to tell us the "yes," too (or at least the "yes" as you believe it to be).Flay Otters said:mischievous pronounced (incorrectly) miss-chee-vus. Aaargh!
per say instead of per se -- duh
Actually, I believe you can only refer to him as Sir Henry. "Sir" refers to a knight or a baronet, not a peer. But yes, you definitely can't call him Sir Lockington.Lyndawrites said:The misuse of English titles is another pet peeve. Sir Henry Lockington may be addressed as Lord Lockington or Sir Henry - never, ever, Sir Lockington. I've seen this howler from US, British and European writers.