Here’s MY list…some have been mentioned, but I’ll repeat…
Like (when overused by the office skank)
She goes, he goes, I went - instead of She said or I said (over used by aforementioned skank)
Unthaw for Defrost
Larnix for Larynx (i got that from my speech path major days in college)
Xmas, Thanx and Bday (i use it in a pinch, but it still bugs me)
“Will you borrow me…” instead of lend
And don’t ever AX me a question or said axe will end up in your skull!!!
You would be amazed at the number of so called professionals and government employees I have talked to as credit card customers of mine that say AX… I just want to crawl through the phone and beat them with it.
I do relax my spelling when online and such, and working in the call center and notating accounts, it doesn’t matter if we use caps when needed as the system turns it all into caps anyway. In some cases, spelling and punctuation is skipped to save space on a space with minimum allowed characters. This makes me lazy and I have to triple check myself when typing something important.
DH says Punkin’ for pumpkin and ValentiMes day for ValentiNes… but i think that’s adorable!
I don’t correct others that use bad grammar or english, but I will say something that doesn’t sound right and stop myself and correct myself laughingly. I have an aunt that was my best friend growing up… like a cool mom… and I wrote to her a lot growing up. Then one day, she showed me how she had kept all my letters and told me that not only did she share my “secrets” like crushes and such with my mom so she would be “left out” but that she also had marked the hell out of them with red pencil. :rollseyes: Our relationship changed in a big way from that point on