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Friday, July 31, 2015

Pet Peeves

Image result for someone pulling their hair out.Pet Peeves







We all have pet peeves. Mine are annoying and don't bother anyone but me. To someone like me who lives a metaphysical life, okay, TRIES to live a metaphysical life,pet peeves are a pain in the #@$$#.
I know in my heart and mind I should never let these things bother me.


Right now, all of your pet peeves are spinning around in her mind. You are thinking, Jeez, when someone  elses car radio is so loud we can't have a normal conversation in our car, I want to scream. How many more do you have?


Mine are changing Democratic to Democrat, actress to actor, and the misuse of the word myself and me.


Why would I let this ruin my day? Well, I don't, but I do scrunch my eyes together and shake my head.

It is usually a politician, a news anchor, or an expert on some subject, obviously not English or grammar, who makes the mistake. I actually believe it is so misused that soon it will be considered normal usage.


Example: Jim, David and myself went to the fair.
No you didn't. Jim, David and I went to the fair.


Myself and David took the boat for a ride.
No you didn't. David and I took the boat for a ride.


He has red hair, like myself.
No he doesn't. He has red hair like me.


Okay, Let's go over the rule. Take the other nouns out of the sentence. If myself still fits, use it.
Trust me, it won't. Myself took the boat for a ride.
Myself went to the fair.
Okay. I feel better now.
Feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post and let me know what drives you bananas.
We could all use a good laugh.

6 comments:

  1. My pet peeve is leaving crumbs in the silverware drawer. Sorry. No comments on the writing ones. That is the first thing that popped in my head.

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    1. We are searching for any pet peeve. I like yours. I just ran in to look to see if there are crumbs in the silverware drawer.

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  2. People who thing they're being nice at a stop sign and waving you through ahead of them. Just follow the rules of the road people. It's an accident waiting to happen.

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