My husband has been on a grammar rant on his blog. This reminded me of one of my biggest pet peeves. I absolutely hate when people write the words "a lot" as one word, "alot." I don't remember if it was Mrs. Woolman at Somis School in 7th and 8th grade English, or if it was Mrs. Brannock at Camarillo HS that pointed this out to me, but ever since then it has driven me absolutely bonkers when people write "a lot" as one word. And I'm sorry, but a small part of me thinks less of you for doing it.
I also have issues with people who spell "weird" wrong. My husband, whose spelling has improved much since high school, used to spell it "wierd"(as have other friends I've had over the years) and even on occasion he wrote notes to me in high school addressed to "sweatie" instead of "sweetie." I don't claim to be the world's greatest speller. Nor do I think my grammar is great. Even with a degree in English teaching and a grammar class under my belt, I still ask my husband all of my grammatical questions as he is much better than I.
Just things that bug me that I wanted to get off my chest.
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