Something that makes me positively stabby.
When people type "Yea", instead of "Yeah".
They are two different words with two VERY different pronunciations.
When you say "Yea." in response to "So, are you going to the post office today?",
you are saying "YAY". I'm betting that's not what you actually wish to convey. Be it the mall, school, work, the grocery store, or a funeral, "YAY" is not the word you respond with concerning that question.
If you don't believe me, go to dictionary.com and listen to the pronunciation guides. They put them there for a reason.
In high school, my school's football team gave shirts to their players.
On the back, it said:
So, really, FOOTBALL. YAY.
I pointed this out to everyone but NO ONE listened.
They thought I was insane. I thought they were idiots (and this is why I have no friends).
To this day, when I see my brother wearing that ratty old shirt, my blood boils. Just a little bit.
Once the advent of Facebook came along, I noticed the uneducated making this mistake more and more often.
"Going to the vet. My poor dog has a bladder infection :("
"I'm so sorry. She's really old though, right?"
NONONONO. You do not respond to that with "Yay". Now, I not only think you are an over-sharer (the worst kind of Facebook friend), I think you're an idiot. Good for you.
I guess what sends me over the edge is that people seem to think this is okay.
The your/you're and their/there/they're debates are widely recognized.
The yeah/yay/yea issue is ignored and passed over.
It's insulting to those of us who know the difference between spelling and pronunciation.
Don't you agree?
Yea. I know you do.
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