Monday, March 26, 2007

I'm Not Either

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."

8 comments:

Heather said...

How can you hate diaper cakes?? That's like hating cute little kittens!! hee hee

Diaper cakes are adorable!!! I LOVE them!!!

Elizabeth Alley said...

but you can't eat diaper cakes! kittens on the other hand, are delicious ;)

aunt katherine said...

I am right there with you on the "utilize" thing. I hate that! But you're guilty of calling something that isn't edible by a food name. You entitled a painting Pocky, but you can't eat your painting!

aunt katherine said...

While we're talking about pet peeves, here is one of mine--shapely, waxed eyebrows on men. Perhaps you don't see as many of those up there in Memphis as we do in South Florida. I'm not talking about minor grooming. I am talking about when you can see a definite arch, a thick inner corner and then a clear thinning of the eyebrow towards the temples. It's not cute, even on men with giant muscles.

Lil' Bo Peep Show said...

Sandals and sox are pretty bad too Moxie!

Stephanie said...

Tapered pants are more than just a pet peeve- they're a crime against humanity.

Elizabeth Alley said...

you are both so right. there's not much you can do about socks & sandals, but i think it should be illegal to sell tapered pants.

Heather said...

one of my big pet peeves and this kinda relates to stephanie's apostrophe post is when people say your welcome instead of you're welcome!! like they don't even realize that they have 2 entirely different meanings!!!