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    Here's one that drives me nuts. When people say "Axe" or "Axed" instead of "Ask" or "Asked" like "I'll axe him to take us to the mall"
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    My BIL says "oinge" instead of "orange". We grew up in the same area and I don't know anyone else who pronounces it that way.
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    I know that my grammar isn't great, but my husband sometimes drives me crazy. He says coner, not corner. He also tells me what other people just "done". I asked the kid if he needed me to help with his homework and was answered by grand dad. "He already done it". Thank God, it wasn't anything more serious than coloring and writing a page of upper and lower case U's.

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    My grammar peeve is when people ask "Where's it at?" As my mother used to say-"Right before the at." I used to hate that she would answer me that EVERY time I said it, but it finally stuck and now sounds so out of place when other's say it.

    And my husband and his family drive me crazy with saying it's broke instead of it's broken.

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    Regionalisms! In Newfoundland: Tell me where you're at and I'll come where you're to.

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    I am a grammar and spelling freak too. Forgive me but when someone spells consistently bad, especially when some will misspell those little small words, I think to myself "dumb" or "uneducated." *snob*

    My mom, who is an absolute doll, instead of pronouncing sunday like "sunday", will say "sun DEE" or "mon DEE", etc. It drives me crazy. She also calls biscotti, "piscotti". Ouch.
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    Something that has become acceptable in the years since I was in school, is the way that people use bring and took. To me, you didn't bring something upstairs, unless you're still up there with it. You took it upstairs.It drives me nuts to hear someone say that they brought a casserole to someone yesterday. Maybe that's considered correct useage now, but it surely wasn't when I was in school. We TOOK things to other places and BROUGHT things back.

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    My friend told me last night that her friend's husband says "tooken" instead of taken. Like "My picture was tooken" and he's in his 40's.
    Hurley: (holding up a Jesus statue) I don't know. I thought there might be a prowler or something.
    Mrs. Reyes: (grabbing the statue) Jesus Christ is not a weapon! - LOST "There's No Place Like Home Pt. 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToothDoc;2233928;
    I hate to hear this one. Me and Jane went to the store. It is not me and Jane......grrrr.
    I correct my daughter every time she says this (EVERY time) so hopefully when she needs to impress she'll use it correctly, but I've noticed it becoming common usage. I hate it, too.
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    I give up. I hear so much that is not what I and I am sure many of you, were taught. The place it really bugs me is the TV court shows..

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