Friday, July 24, 2009

Without further ado, I bid you adieu...

No, I'm not going anywhere. But after my last post I'm still feeling a bit peevish, I guess. So, without further ado...

I guess it's always been fashionable to toss French words or phrases into the conversation. But "adieu" is not French for "ado." So why do I keep seeing "without further adieu..." in blog posts?

If I am in the throes of cleaning out my closet, I might throw everything onto the floor. If I am in the throws of throwing everything on the floor, I think I'm in trouble.

Allot/alot/a lot: I love this explanation. Looks like a great site all around. No, we wouldn't say "alittle" so why do we say "alot" when we're talking about how much time we spend online?

Irregardless of what you may think, regardless is the word you are looking for.

What are your word peeves?

6 comments:

SmallWorld at Home said...

All of the above, plus "anyways" and "a whole nother."

Sheryl said...

The ones you said, plus "viola!", instead of "voila!", or "ect." instead of "etc."

And I would much rather have my interest "piqued", instead of "peeked".

I'm sure I'll think of others as the day goes on. (Thank you very much, Margaret - this is going to drive me NUTS for the rest of the day! ;-) )

KiminSD said...

When a person asks for "advise" instead of advice!

DADvocate said...

I've always been disturbed that "inflammable" and "flammable" have the same meaning.

Mrs. Darling said...

Okay this is funny. My pet peeve is actually a spelling. Everyone on the diet blogs talk about loosing weight instead of losing weight. I kid you not; even the ones that appear intelligent otherwise!

Adrian said...

On that note, we need to unthaw the meat. Although doesn't that mean we need to put it back in the freezer?