"One ought, everyday at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and speak a few reasonable words." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Personal Pet Peeves # 2,432 & 2,433

"I don't have pet peeves. I have whole kennels of irritation."
--Whoopi Goldberg

If you've ever watched 10 minutes of Reality TV, you probably noticed a couple of my pet peeves. 

1) Ever notice how much the word 'Like' is utilized in conversation? I like sooo want to like slap like the next person who says 'like' for the like thirtieth time in this sentence! Holy garbage, when did 'like' become the go-to word for expressing ourselves? 'Like' is the new 'Um'; it has become an annoying pause word and it ticks me off! STOP IT, people! 'Like' is not an adjective OR an adverb and you are not Shaggy (from Scooby Do)! Like, just say NO, already!

2) I heard someone on Reality TV just last night say, "I was so scared, I literally had pee running down my leg." Ok, gross. But REALLY? You had pee running down your leg? Funny, I'm pretty sure the cameras would have been all over that and yet we never saw you wetting your pants on TV. Let me let you in on a secret: Literally means it ACTUALLY happened! Here's an example for all you visual learners...


  1. Like, I literally couldn't agree more! :) Sorry couldn't help myself.

  2. In case anyone hasn't heard, I declared shenanigans on the overuse of the word 'literally' more than a year ago. Just sayin'...