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Thursday, 21 June 2007

Word Bugbears

Just thought I'd expand my thoughts on this in one of my previous posts into a proper blog.

I hate it when people say "power of attorneys" when they mean "powers of attorney" i.e. more than one document.

I also hate it when people say Specific Ocean instead of Pacific Ocean. I usually try and mention the Atlantic Ocean afterwards if I can.

There is a portaloo company from Workington called Cumbrian Loo's.

So here's a chance for you to tell me all the little things that annoy you.

8 comments:

Gill said...

I can't think of anything- little things like that don't really annoy me. If I woke up to a world where there were no loo's or photo's orange's or apple's then I would know I had travelled into a parallel universe.

I know these things upset some people but I really don't understand it-perhaps you could explain??

mutterings and meanderings said...

Gill, itchy apostrophe disease bugs me chronically - possibly because I spent a fair bit of my life proofreading, therefore things like that make me cringe.

Gill said...

Well I can see that if it is your job to correct things then you would have to do it in that context- but I still don't understand why it makes people so incensed. ok -it's a grammatical mistake made by somebody who's life consists of delivering and emptying toilets but why does it cause such annoyance?? am I missing something?

Karen said...

surely you mean whose mother! i can't explain what it is that makes it annoying.

Gill said...

haha just trying to annoy you!!

Karen said...

I think the "power(s) of attorney(s) thing bugs me as I'm a secretary and i know the correct way but a clerk didn't.

Ruth said...

People who offer complimentary therapies that it turns out they expect you to pay for!

Karen said...

Oh yeah that would be really annoying!