Originally Posted by fatferretfanatic
Faulty grammar really annoys me. I am sure that I turn into someone on other people's list of annoyances, because almost without thinking I correct them unless I am really aware of what I am thinking/saying. My personal 'favorites' include people who say "pacific" in place of "specific". Also, full grown adults that say, "Libary" instead of "'Library"! Or conversate instead of converse. I could go on for hours about that. Hours, I tell you. Anyway, I live out in the sticks, so I really try to keep my thoughts to myself as much as possible about the subject.
You just made me twitch and cringe.
To the side of that. People probably should avoid using words they don't fully understand in conversations. If a person isn't sure of a word, dictionaries can be handy. Using a word that "sounds similar" does not actually mean it is the same word, and can change the entire meaning of the sentence.
Or just make the person look stupid. That's usually what happens.