Post anything that annoys you. Here are a few random things to start with.
Errors in basic mechanics:
- The misuse of the apostrophe and attendant confusion of certain homophones ( its versus it's , they're versus their versus there , etc.). Extra illiteracy points for the needless apostrophe-plural construction (e.g. the dog's chased the cat's ).
- Any misspelling of definitely . Just memorize it would you.
- The double negative not un- / not in- construction. Sometimes this is contrastive with the simple positive (e.g. not unlikely is not exactly the same as likely ) but usually it just adds two needless syllables. What is a not uneventful day other than an eventful day ?
- Qualifications with vague and undefined referents. Here's an example from my own writing: Naturally for the obvious reasons I don't think this enterprise looks too promising. If the reasons are really obvious, why the need to say "for the obvious reasons"?