Peeve one: misspelling
Peeve two: people who don’t tolerate dialectal differences, and actually believe that there is one correct dialect and anything that doesn’t jive with it is wrong, stupid, ignorant, etc. Pop grammarians (like Lynn Truss… will somebody just eat, shoot, and leave her already?) are despicable and people who preen themselves because they don’t put prepositions at the ends of sentences, or split infinitives, apparently do so because they have absolutely nothing else going for them.
Looking back over the thread, **Interrobang!? ** pretty much covered these bases already. There is quite definitely a difference between regionalisms and ignorance, and there is yet another difference between the truth about the way the language actually works and the silly schoolmarm myths about the way it is “supposed” to work. It just rubs me the wrong way (as a linguistics Ph.D., who speaks a somewhat maligned dialect) when people get snotty about the wrong things.