My mom often gets mad when I correct her speech or grammar. I’ve been doing it since I was 13, and I just can’t stop. I think it is the writer in me. Lately, I’ve noticed that other people’s mispronunciation of words or JUST PLAIN MAKING WORDS UP drives me a little nuts.
So, I’ve decided to start a little list of annoying “Words Gone Wild.” Here are the first few contributions:
Incorrect: Warsh, as in “Go warsh your hands.”
Incorrect Variation: Warshington D. C.
Incorrect: Supposably – it’s NOT A WORD, people
Correct: Impact (NOT used as a verb!)
Incorrect: Impact used a verb.
Correct usage: His speech really had an impact on me.
Incorrect usage: His speech impacted me.
Incorrect: Gore Met (as pronounced)
Incorrect: Dee Butt (as pronounced)
Correct: Valentine’s Day
Incorrect: Valen Times Day
The way my mom says it: Tahlet
Do you share my frustration?!