Thanks for the shout-out Steph of The Chockleys. Here's a list of a few of my pet peeves in return. It is by no means a comprehensive list, nor is it in order:
1. Saying a book is "entitled" - books aren't entitled to anything! The only time you use "entitle" with a book is if you are saying that the author gave a title to a book. (This mostly comes from working at Bookstar for 2 years)
2. When people use big words when they don't need to - like saying "utilize" when they could say "use" or "verbiage" when they could say ANYTHING OTHER THAN VERBIAGE. By the way, if any of you who fall in this category are reading this, here is the definition of verbiage: "Speech or writing that uses too many words or excessively technical expressions."
3. Public spitting.
4. Tapered pants.
5. Things that are either made to look like food, or are called food, but are not edible, like "diaper cakes."