July 16, 2010

My biggest grammatical pet peeve

Posted in *cringe*, Nerdiness at 9:56 am by Dagny Taggart

Drivel.  NOT dribble.  DRIVEL.

For the love of everything that is good, please stop with the dribble.  Please.  Dribble is what gooey liquids do.  Or it can be the portion of a gooey liquid that HAS dribbled.  Or one can dribble a gooey liquid.

However, when one is talking about insipid communications? Banal verbal expressions?  It’s DRIVEL.




  1. Velvet said,

    Ha ha! Love this!

    Will and Grace once had a debate about “take a different tack” vs “take a different tact.” Will was ready to slap Grace, which frankly, I would have paid money to witness, even if pretend and on television.

    Also see: couldn’t have cared less vs. could have cared less.

  2. Alias Faux said,

    This post just bottled my mind.

  3. Velvet: I use that last one as a litmus test for whether I can possibly be actual, close friends with a person. It’s not a complete dealbreaker, but it’s definitely a BIG clue.

    Alias Faux: I… have never heard of that before. Maybe something you picked up hanging around Barnes and Nobles?

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