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Pet Peeves

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I don’t know why or how it became fashionable to use floss picks in public, but it’s time this little custom disappeared. Sometimes, I …

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The supporters of National Cell Phone Courtesy Month may have created for themselves an unwinnable battle against people who refuse to be polite.

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They don’t seem to teach cashiers one of the basic tenets of customer service these days: paying attention to the customer. I stopped by …

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At lunch, I couldn’t help but notice a young couple a few tables away whose attention remained focused on an iPad. It was something we had in common. I wrote this post on my own iPad while I ate. But no one could possibly have been disturbed by what I was doing. I was quiet. They weren’t.

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When you make something possessive, you need an apostrophe. Most of the time. There’s one notable exception that seems to trip people up all the time.

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hen you ask the average reader what his biggest grammatical pet peeves are, a trio of words generally always appear near the top of the list. So here’s a simple way (I hope) to tell the difference easier.

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When it comes to game shows, I’m pretty old school. Not that this is a bad thing, mind you, because I grew up watching …

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Okay, grammar fans, it’s time for another quick lesson. Remember back to your grade school days when you learned all about these neat little …

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There are times when I genuinely feel sad for smokers. It’s not often, but it happens occasionally. The other night, I was at a …

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A quick pet peeve: I just heard a commercial about a phone company that promises to reduce your bill, and one of the first …

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I was having a conversation with a co-worker yesterday afternoon when he mentioned a web application we use at work to track our work …

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No one wants to hear that a Monday happens to be the “longest day of the year.” But today’s the day of the Summer …

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