What Are Your Language Pet Peeves?
New Jersey might be the most eclectic state when it comes to accents. New Yorkers to the north, Pennsylvanians to our west and we have an accent of our own (or so I’m told). What are some mispronunciations of words or annoying phrases that you hate?
For example, Bill Doyle’s pet peeve is being called “boy”. I hate the misuse of the term, “ironic.”
Some of our callers gave us their own language pet peeves.
- Steve in Hightstown hates the phrase, “almost exactly.”
- Joe in Runner Meade is tired of the overuse of the words, “awesome, amazing and epic.”
- Bill in Old Bridge absolutely despises when people say “carmel” instead of “caramel”, even though the dictionary views “carmel” as a correct pronunciation.
- Katie on Route 18 hates when people use the word, “legit.”
- Denise calling from West Deptford, but originally from New York hates when people from Jersey use the term, “down the shore.”
- Lynn in Cherry Hill’s language pet peeve is the term, “where you at.”
What are some of your language pet peeves? Let us know in the comment section below.