The amount of pet peeves that I have with the way people talk is never ending. While I know that the way I talk and my word choice isn’t always the best, it doesn’t mean that I do not have pet peeves with the way people talk and write. From using incorrect punctuation to misusing their, there, and they’re, my list of pet peeves continues to grow longer and change as time goes on.
One of my largest pet peeves is when people use “ain’t” in a sentence you just cannot understand, such as “I ain’t got nuttin to do” or “I ain’t goin nowhere”. Is it really that difficult to say “I do not have anything to do” or I am not going anywhere”??? When I hear people use “ain’t” in any sentence, it just sounds like nails scratching against a chalk board to me. Yet, this happens so often that I will catch myself using “ain’t” in a sentence. When this happens, I have to take a moment to reassess what I had just said, making me ultimately question everything that has ever left my mouth.
While this is one of my largest pet peeves, I have never confronted anybody when they used it in a sentence. This is simply because I know that when someone tries to correct what I have said, it drives me crazy and makes me rather mad. Even if the use of the word “ain’t” bothers me, I will never correct a person on this. I also do not want that person to think that I think less of them for what they had said, even though that would not be the case at all. While I hope that one day everyone will appreciate using proper English, I am not going to be the person going around and correct everybody’s mistakes.