My biggest pet peeve is otherwise bright and articulate people who repeatedly make little mistakes in throwaway “smartspeak” that make them sound verrry stupid. Okay, if you can’t pronounce something you NEED to say, that’s cool, but setting yourself up for a fall? Come on, people!
I just heard TWO out of the SAME PERSON:
“Well we shouldn’t go on arguing about it now, because we can’t do anything about it, so it’s a mute(sic) point.”
“For all intensive(sic) purposes, the discussion is over.”