Language and grammar pet peeves

Tdol

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An athletic small dog- what's the problem? :)
 

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I wonder if I'm the only person who is infuriated by the use of the letter 'o' instead of the word zero, when a telephone number is being recited. ☎️
 

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That's pretty standard in BrE, so don't ask us for our numbers.
Fair enough! But don't ask me to recite the alphabet: ... "L", "M", "N", "Zero", "P" ... ;)
 

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Unintended and Hidden Redundancy:
“When I was in third grade in elementary school, I had a crush on a girl.”
Do you see the problem with that sentence?
“Third grade” is a part of “elementary school.” You don’t have to say it twice. It’s redundant.
 

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Fair enough! But don't ask me to recite the alphabet: ... "L", "M", "N", "Zero", "P" ... ;)
That's fine, and it's oh in the alphabet to us, but you're possibly a bit weird about the last letter of the alphabet to us. :oops:
 

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Unintended and Hidden Redundancy:
“When I was in third grade in elementary school, I had a crush on a girl.”
Do you see the problem with that sentence?
“Third grade” is a part of “elementary school.” You don’t have to say it twice. It’s redundant.
It might help those of us for whom the American education system is bizarre, and I come from a country where public school is private school. :rolleyes:
 

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That's fine, and it's oh in the alphabet to us, but you're possibly a bit weird about the last letter of the alphabet to us. :oops:
It might help those of us for whom the American education system is bizarre, and I come from a country where public school is private school. :rolleyes:
Oh, you Brits are such a fun group to banter with! ;)
 

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Think of me as a sad Brit, and that's saying something. :eek:
 
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