Printed sign first spotted at our local pizza (Indian, fish) takeaway, then for sale in B&Q. Fuck, what’s happened to the world when the BRITISH, home of the Queen’s English, aren’t aware that Thank You is made up of two words?
- That doesn’t phase me
What, are you normally broken into stages? It’s ‘faze’, for God’s sake. It’s even got fewer letters!
- A friend of mine
We can normally assume that if you mention ‘a friend’, they are usually one of yours. ‘Of mine’ is totally redundant in a highly irritating way.
- [N between 1 and 12]am in the morning / [N between 1 and 12]pm at night
I would hazard a guess that most of us know what am and pm mean with respect to understanding the 24-hour day. Once again, a redundancy that makes me twitch in annoyance.
- (Time for the geek) Post a blog
You don’t post a blog, you post a blog entry. Unless you start a new weblog every time you write something.
Am I alone in finding silly language infractions distressing enough to complain about them? The reflex is to say yes (just to piss me off), but I know everyone must have some sort of bugbear about the things other people say.