Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pet Peeves

I belong to several groups for florists on Facebook.  Almost every day I see posts referring to "florist", and the person is referring to more than one. For Heaven's sake people - it is florists. Is it so hard to remember to add the final "S"??? Singular is florist.....plural is florists!!

I see "rode" used for road.  Just this week I have seen:

tail for tale

wholly for holy

quite for quiet

loose for lose

bare for bear

I suggest you consult a dictionary when you are writing a post and are not sure about the proper spelling of a word. Even spell check can't catch some of these errors.

Don't get me started on the use of "to" or "two" when you mean "too." I don't mean to be a snob about it, but jeez.....It's almost too much for this English major to bear.


sage said...

You must have been reading my posts (as I duck and run).

Pat said...

Sometimes I wonder if they ever read what they have written. I mustn't be too cocky. Age can allow you to make the must stupid of mistakes but I do try.