Maldonado and a couple others on the cliche thread brought up some phrases that are commonly misused. For example: "I could care less," should be, "I couldn't care less.
I thought that these were worthy of their own thread. Here are some of the ones that "get under my skin" (cliche)
Should of ---- It's should have
People always misspell the word collectibles. I see signs in front of stores all the time that read: collectables.
I have a friend who says "That's power for the course." Drives me crazy. It should be par for the course (as in golf).
I had a boss who used to say, "It doesn't take a brain scientist." Yeah boss, and obviously you're not one.
One of my favorites from 'Friends'...Joey: Supposably.
I'd just assume. People say that all the time. It's I'd just as soon.
Irregardless is a word that many mistakenly believe to be correct usage in formal style, when in fact it is used chiefly in nonstandard speech or casual writing. Coined in the United States in the early 20th century, it has met with a blizzard of condemnation for being an improper yoking of irrespective and regardless and for the logical absurdity of combining the negative ir- prefix and -less suffix in a single term. Although one might reasonably argue that it is no different from words with redundant affixes like debone and unravel, it has been considered a blunder for decades and will probably continue to be so.
Wet my appetite. Should be whet.
How 'bout one from the department of redundency department...
at this point in time ... at this point or at this time is sufficient
literally: does not mean very; means according to the literal meaning of words, not the figurative; if someone is literally a jackass then he has actually taken the form of donkey
I know I've opened myself up for scrutiny with this post. I expect one or more of you to point out all my grammatical errors and misspellings. But, oh well, that's power for the course.