OOPS. Looks like I never clicked publish yesterday.
It’s only Day 7 and I’m already losing steam for NaBlo. Soon you’ll find posts about the snoring man on the bus and how I organize my socks.
So you know how everyone has their Internet pet peeves? For example, incorrect use of the word: literally.
I’m sure it will come to no surprise to my loyal readers that I have a million pet peeves. My pet peeves have pet peeves.
And I always resist the urge to write about them because pet peeves are sort of like dreams, it’s much more interesting to talk about your own than hear someone else’s.
Unless that person shares the pet peeve. Then it’s love.
I started to keep them on a piece of paper next to my desk so I wouldn’t be tempted to write about them. Then the paper became too full so now I have a spreadsheet. It has two columns. The column for lazy writing clichÃ©s has 35 items and the column for hated and overused expressions has 31 items.
Sometimes I have to sit on my hands to keep from writing about “just this one this one time because it is so irritating and I hate it so much.”
Another reason I can never write about them is that almost every person I know including myself has used at least one of them before and I don’t want anyone to think I’m picking on them.