I saw a picture on a blog I follow that stated that fact. It got me thinking about other random grammar rules or idioms that people always get wrong. As a self-proclaimed wordsmith who is a stickler for correct grammar and word usage, it will irritate me to no end (correct use of that idiom) when people don't check what they say or write before they do it. Just because we're in the texting age doesn't mean that everything you type or write or say should be in "textage".
Am I alone on this? I hope not.
Here are some of the big ones that bother me...
1. When someone says "expresso" instead of "espresso". No, you're not asking them to make it extra fast, you're asking for a strong shot of coffee. Ugh.
2. Incorrect use of the word "your". Perfect example: Person A texts, "Your stupid." Person B texts, "No, you're stupid for using the wrong word".
3. Incorrect use of the idiom, "I couldn't care less". How many times do you hear someone say, "I could care less." Really? You can actually care less? Because then that means you care a lot about it.
4. There is no "X" in the word "ask." The end.
5. Incorrect use of the idiom "For all intents and purposes." This one was brought to my attention by my dear friend, DCB. It's not "for all intensive purposes"...even though it may sound correct when saying it, it definitely can't be mistaken when you write/type it out.