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Daily Archives: September 14, 2010

Pet Peeves

Little things annoy us. It’s a fact. In the spirit of understanding, here are a few things that get on my nerves.

This word makes me radioactive!

Saying “Nucular” Instead of “Nuclear”

Sure, just under half the letters in the word are vowels, but it’s not like there are 20 letters in this one. And it has a word you already know in it. I’d be able to deal with people pronouncing it as “nukleer”. Part of me wishes that people who use “nucular” also say things like “It’s such a cular day today, you can see for miles.” See? You are NOT putting the sexy in dyslexia.

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