Pet Peeves

  • Abbreviating “computer” as “‘puter.” I pretty much cannot take anything you write seriously after that if you use that abbreviation.
  • People referring to their toddlers or other young children as “very active.” Because the only young children I’ve ever known who aren’t “very active” have had health issues of some sort. Really, you just need to say they’re young children. Then “very active” is pretty much assumed unless you give me reason to believe otherwise. No, I don’t know why this bugs me so much.
  • The misuse of good vs. well.
  • The misuse of it’s vs. its.