One pet peeve that shouldn't drive you crazy, but does.
Grammar Ain't Your Mother's Mother, Ya KnowOne of my pet peeves is misspelled/misused words. And I know, I do it myself sometimes - I type pretty quickly, and don't always practice good proofreading skills. And spell checker won't catch words if they're actual words that just don't work in your sentence (I'd think they'd be smarter than that, ya know).
For example, if I read something that has there/their/they're used incorrectly, I find it hard to continue reading the article or post. And even the professionals make that mistake.
Go ahead, call me grammar/spelling Nazi.
And it's/its? I think a minor blood vessel erupts within my brain every time one of those mistakes appears before my eyes.
When your/you're is misused, my eyes roll back into my head (involuntarily), and I sigh heavily and worry about the future of mankind.
How 'bout to/too/two? AARRGGHH!
Just today, on a major news site, they used the word 'and' instead of 'an' - I know it was just a typo, but where's the quality control there?
Oh, and another thing, do you know how many times I've seen 'bare with me' instead of 'bear with me' recently? I mean, do they really want me to tear my clothes off, or just be patient with them?
Hire me! I'll edit, cheaply. Stop driving me batshit crazy.
And speaking of crazy, the anxiety over typing this entire post without errors is more than I can bear at this point...it's too much.
Don't even get me started on misplaced apostrophes...I'll need to be sedated.