I had to learn the sentence: They're there over there in their garden. And it was practically slapped into my brain, LOL.
What bugs me way more: spelling their as thier. What the heck is thier? And I'm not talking the occasional typo, but spelling it like that consistently.
Oh, another one: we should of done.
Back to regular programming too :D
2006-08-10 10:16 am (UTC)
Should of done drives me crazy, as well. Of course, this is coming from the woman who says "used to could".
2006-08-10 11:20 am (UTC)
ITA and I can't spell either! Butt-naked is my big pet peeve. And Supposvedly. There is no "v" in there! Even I know that.
OK, just what sort of places do you hang out that people actually type "supposvedly"? And do they SAY it that way?
Huh. I did not know that about butt naked. I should of known that. :oP
2006-08-10 12:01 pm (UTC)
Okay. Since I've apparantly offended you.
In my defense, buck naked makes NO sense. Buck's don't wear clothes, they have fur. So technically, they aren't naked. They are buck-furred. Now...butt naked makes much more sense. When your naked, the first noticable thing is the butt. Well...for me anyway. (I suppose I spelt noticable wrong too) I'm of the mindset that it's entirely regional. In Texas, your buck-naked, because, apparantly your deer wear clothing, here in Maine, your butt naked. Or Butt nekked. Whichever. So while you may think I look silly, I fit right in up here on the other side of the Atlantic.
"Buck" as in "buckskin" as in "buff colored" and/or "bare skinned".
And the first thing you notice is the butt? Really? (Files away in the Special Annie File...)
LoL! I'm the same way about their, there, and they're. I've made the mistake myself many times and I always hate myself for it. What I misspell most are things like, "gril" when I meant to spell "girl" or "yo" for "you." and the like for getting into such a hurry.
What really drives me nuts is when I hear someone say, "node" in stead of "knew" or "tote" instead of carry, or "Blode up" in stead of "blew-up" I'm from Alabama, so I hear this a lot. ;-P
I node someone who blode up real good.
2006-08-11 09:53 am (UTC)
Excuse my French...
...but what still gets to me is the phrase "faux pas" being pronounced as "Fox Pass", as in "Hee-Haw salutes Fox Pass, West Virginia, population 204! Saaall-UTE!!!"
2006-08-12 07:49 am (UTC)
So there really is such as a thing as
many different theirs who went there. Who knew. My worst offense is consistantly spelling their wrong. Therefore, I am happy to be someone's pet peeve.
Although it is BUTT nekid and I don't care what you say. I might worship you in many other ways, this one would not be it.
2006-08-12 10:06 am (UTC)
If Mr. D's English is still with me
I can remember the 'they're', because I still mentally do 'they are'.
There...is a place.
Their is a ..................??????
2006-08-14 02:02 pm (UTC)
Re: If Mr. D's English is still with me
Hey, I have to flex that English degree once in a while!
Have you read the book EATS SHOOTS AND LEAVES? I think you'd quite like it, because it goes over the way we murder the English language in countless ways.
And I agree with you. :-) (By the way, I love the zebra photo!)
I have that book on my "must read" list - I've heard it's really funny!