I’m not the Grammar Gestapo, but there are a few phrases that are commonly used today that annoy me to no end.
- “Irregardless”… it is NOT an informal word. It is a nonsensical word!
- “I could care less”… really, you COULDN’T. Trust me.
- “Between you and I” … no, no, NO!!!
- “Your welcome” … MY welcome!? MY welcome?!!!!
A lady I know borrowed her husband’s cell phone to send a text message. She asked an officer at an educational institute about certain classes. Some time later, her husband handed her the phone. Looking perplexed, he shook his head and said, “Is this the message you were expecting? I have no idea what this person is trying to say.”
The exchange was as follows:
“As salaamu `alaykum! This is *lady’s name* – I’m using my husband’s phone as I’ve lost my SIM. We’ve just returned from our vacation. I’d appreciate it if you could let me know when we can resume classes. I hope that you are fine!”
“ws. im f9 gr8 v cn strt cls iA on thu.” *
Textese… the scourge of humanity.