Welcome again to the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge, a year-long challenge set by the good folk at Long and Short Reviews that anyone can participate in. Check out the site to see who else is playing along.
This week’s topic:
My Silliest Pet Peeve
Is when I see “I could care less” written instead of “I couldn’t care less”. It DRIVES ME INSANE! I have chucked books across the room because of this abomination and I have absolutely set aside books where this has been written, never to pick them up again, so great has been my disgust.
Why? Because it doesn’t make sense!
*Fans self* Honestly, I’m getting all hot and bothery just thinking about it, which makes it very hard to think straight, let alone offer an articulate explanation. So I’m not going to try.
British comedian David Mitchell explains this horror far better than I ever could in this most excellent video. Watch and learn, ‘could care less’ writers. Watch and learn. And then please, for the love of language, STOP.
Funny how stuff like that can get to you, isn’t it? I know people who break out in hives at “another thing coming” instead of “another think coming”. Personally, I use “another thing” despite knowing it’s daft because I’ve never known the phrase said any other way.
Okay, what’s one of your silly pet peeves?