Re: Things people say that irritate you
My friend and I were having this discussion last week. One he mentioned that didn't bother me until he mentioned it is: "Isn't it though?"
Can't Touch This: "It's freezing out there today."
Someone Else: "Isn't it though?"
I told him the next time someone says that I'm going to reply negatively.
Can't Touch This: "This is the most exciting game I've seen all week!"
Someone Else: "Isn't it though?!"
Can't Touch This: "No. What game are you watching?"
My list includes:
The use of the article "an" before words that start with a pronounced H. The most commonly heard is "an historic." I shall not accept any explanation to justify this blatant grammatical liberty. It is made up and pretentious.
An earlier variation to theme of taking random grammatical liberties is when people starting pronouncing the T in the word often. The T is silent. At least it was silent. More ofTen than not, I hear the T. I think people who did that were trying to sounds smarter, and now it's so commonly heard that I think most people don't even know the T is supposed to be silent.
I wonder when people are going to start pronouncing the S in Illinois...?
A flute with no holes is not a flute. A doughnut with no holes is a danish. -- Zen Philosopher Basho
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