What can I say? I spend my days with words and have developed a few pet peeves. Here's an incomplete list
- ALL RIGHT not alright
- A LOT not alot.
- "He said, 'toast'." <--British "He said, 'toast.'" <--US. The British grammar makes more sense here.
- OK <--this is the correct spelling of okay, however it looks like you're shouting. I'm hoping to launch a revolution for Ok.
- Any number that is written like this: 8, instead of like this: eight, is going to stop the reader's eye.
- The word 'said' should be used unless you're indicating sound volume.
- ESPRESSO not expresso - no matter what they say in Seattle.
- INSURE is used only for insurance related issues.
What are your pet peeves?