This Really Annoys Me

Lounge By erin2345 Updated 13 Jun 2011 , 12:54am by amanduhleigh

erin2345 Posted 10 May 2011 , 11:40pm
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When people write "Wallah!" or "Walla!" as an exclamation -- it is "VOILA" people. It's French. I see it alot in cake tutorials/blogs for some reason, and I feel the need to educate icon_smile.gif

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DianeLM Posted 10 May 2011 , 11:42pm
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Good luck with that. It's been driving me nuts for years. It's not "viola" either, but at least that one gets a chuckle out of me cuz my son actually plays the viola (the instrument, not the flower icon_wink.gif )

AnotherCaker Posted 10 May 2011 , 11:45pm
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Grates my nerves.

cakegirl1973 Posted 10 May 2011 , 11:51pm
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It seems like the people responding to this post already knew this and are annoyed by it, as well. You may be preaching to the choir! icon_smile.gif

sweeteypie1118 Posted 10 May 2011 , 11:56pm
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I have never seen that before. My pet peeve is when people need to "loose" weight!! icon_biggrin.gif Now THAT one I see constantly

CWR41 Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:12am
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...or when they need advise instead of advice!

Also, don't want to waist something instead of waste it.

cakeroach Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:21am
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What peeves me is when people can't get "their", "there", and "they're" right, or "to", "two", and "too".

frankdiabetes Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:22am
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And, of course, "you're" versus "your". That one always kills me.

milkmaid42 Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:39am
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And how about "advise" for advice? I second the list. Yes, preaching to the choir, but it feels good to hear others feel the same.

Jan

SweetcakesCT Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:41am
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Or "your" and "you're"............as an English major, that gets my goat every time!!

Lcubed82 Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:05am
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Sounds like me and you are on the same plain about right grammer!

pattycakesnj Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:11am
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Originally Posted by Lcubed82

Sounds like me and you are on the same plain about right grammer!



actually, it is "you and I" not me and you

MJ2008 Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:23am
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That drives me crazy too. I also can't stand when people say "I seen." It's "I saw" or "I have seen," but so many people can't seem to get that one right.

AuntieE Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:25am
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Originally Posted by pattycakesnj

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Originally Posted by Lcubed82

Sounds like me and you are on the same plain about right grammer!


actually, it is "you and I" not me and you




And it's plane, not plain.

ChucKles Posted 11 May 2011 , 1:49am
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Originally Posted by AuntieE

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Originally Posted by pattycakesnj

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Originally Posted by Lcubed82

Sounds like me and you are on the same plain about right grammer!


actually, it is "you and I" not me and you



And it's plane, not plain.




I think it's intentional icon_wink.gif

CakeDiva101 Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:22am
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What some people here seems to forget is that some of us are from other Countries and English is not our first language. And yet here we are, communicating. So, some people can not spell as good as some others. God forbid! icon_confused.gif

milkmaid42 Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:32am
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Thank you. I am properly chastened. I need to be more charitable. Yes, we are communicating and this is a wonderful forum to do so. I have learned so much here, and not just cake info.

Once again, I appreciate your insight.

Jan

instant-gratificaketion Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:37am
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When I saw this thread I laughed so hard I couldn't breath. I lost my breathe! HAHAHAHA!

ConfectionsCC Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:40am
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hahahahahahah ooo ya'll are going to HATE ME!!! I am the queen of typos and misspellings! Pretty sure this post might include a few! Not intentional, just I AM TIRED and after spending an entire day of being grammatically correct, I get online and let loose! Don't read any of my future posts hahahahaha!!!!

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:51am
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Ok, ok, I've been fighting the urge to post this one, but I can't stand it when people say "anywayS". It's "anyway". Drop the S. Even if your a poor speller, it's easy to drop the S! icon_smile.gif

BurnsyJ Posted 11 May 2011 , 2:57am
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It's "a lot" not "alot." Two words. That gets me.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 11 May 2011 , 3:04am
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We are going to see this more and more with the increase of iPads/iPhones/Blackberrys, etc. My iPad tries to guess what I am typing as zi am typing. I guess they have pre-programmed certain words into the software. For instance, when I type the word "kids" it changes it to "kid's". There are lots of others. It is very annoying. I try to catch as many as I can, but when I am tired, I miss a lot.

saffronica Posted 11 May 2011 , 3:25am
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One of my pet peeves is when people say things like, "The dishes need washed." No, the dishes need washING. Or they need TO BE washed.

And I'm so used to seeing "greatful" that sometimes when I type it properly ("grateful"), I second-guess myself!

KatieKake Posted 11 May 2011 , 3:40am
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I find that I frequently make a typo, either spelling or maybe even using the wrong word, but I believe that every one can figure out what I mean, just as I can with others even though they might use the wrong word now an again. My advise is "don't sweat the small stuff" My husband is in a nursing home, and there are so many people there that have real problems, that I can't get excited over a mistake in grammer.

NanaSandy Posted 11 May 2011 , 3:48am
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Originally Posted by KatieKake

I find that I frequently make a typo, either spelling or maybe even using the wrong word, but I believe that every one can figure out what I mean, just as I can with others even though they might use the wrong word now an again. My advise is "don't sweat the small stuff" My husband is in a nursing home, and there are so many people there that have real problems, that I can't get excited over a mistake in grammer.




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cakeandpartygirl Posted 11 May 2011 , 10:31am
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Originally Posted by SecretAgentCakeBaker

We are going to see this more and more with the increase of iPads/iPhones/Blackberrys, etc. My iPad tries to guess what I am typing as zi am typing. I guess they have pre-programmed certain words into the software. For instance, when I type the word "kids" it changes it to "kid's". There are lots of others. It is very annoying. I try to catch as many as I can, but when I am tired, I miss a lot.



Ooooh the messages I have sent with my Droid phone. Some of them have been hilarious and some of them ....let's just say oops icon_redface.gif
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katnmouse Posted 11 May 2011 , 11:05am
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Well it is very obvious none of you are the parents of anyone in my 3rd grade class. If you were, they wouldn't have the difficult time they've had with grammar. hahaha

One of my biggest pet peeves is the correct use of the pronouns "I and me". It is incorrectly used by celebrities, newscasters, authors, and many, many, many regular people. It drives me crazy especially when I read it...shouldn't the editors catch basics like that?

If the pronoun is in the subject of the sentence, it will be "I".
If the pronoun is in the predicate of the sentence, it will be "me".
If all else fails remove the other person's name from the sentence and see if your choice of "I or me" sounds right standing on its own.

Nusi Posted 11 May 2011 , 11:28am
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wallah or walla is actually an arabic word written in english letter! icon_razz.gif it used t o express "really!"
well at least this is wat it is for me.. i dont know is it is anything else in another language!

indydebi Posted 11 May 2011 , 11:55am
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Laughing so hard at all of these because I agree with 'em to the hilt! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Especially the 3 forms of "their"; the "two's" and the "your".

I know a person who luvs to say "varely" (rhymes with "rarely"). As in "She varely made it to the store before it closed." Uh ... the word is BARELY!!! She BARELY made it to the store before it closed!!!!! To top it off, it is this person's favorite word! Drives me INSANE!!!!!!!!!!

FYI .... I can never keep straight " its's " vs. " its ". icon_redface.gif It has been explained to me over and over and I just can't remember which is which. So I am A-OK with anyone correcting my misuse of that one! Maybe if I get hit in the head enough times, it might sink in! icon_rolleyes.gif

myKzooKid Posted 11 May 2011 , 12:12pm
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I've seen enough of these word mixups written all over sites that are clearly by English as a First Language speaking individuals to loose my mind. That's my favorite - loose instead of lose!

Indy, I always try to think of it as the apostrophe keeping the two words "It" and "Is" separate and no apostrophe indicates the possessive. It's difficult sometimes and I have to think carefully for its proper placement. HTH

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