For The Love Of All That Is Holy . . . . - page 2

"PT" means Physical Therapist. If you cannot bring yourself to type out "patient", the correct abbreviation is "pt". It's LOSE your license, not "loose" your license. I've seen this one so often... Read More

  1. by   applewhitern
    My pet peeve is "I could care less." No, it is "I could NOT care less." To say "I could care less" means that, yes indeed, you could actually care even less than you do now.
  2. by   Ruby Vee
    How about "tow the line"? I read that one in a newspaper! (OK, it was the online version of a newspaper, but really!) It is "toe the line." As in having our toes on the line.
  3. by   OrganizedChaos
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    What also surprises me is how little some people care! If you're going to make a case that you've behaved in a professional manner, at least be coherent in how you're presenting your case!
    I just don't understand why someone would come on a board for professionals & use text speak. I don't get text speak to begin with but if you want to be taken seriously, show effective use of written communication. It makes me wonder what their documentation looks like!
  4. by   Not_A_Hat_Person
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    "Why is "NETY" even still a thing?
    Why is millennial-bashing still a thing?
  5. by   chare
    Quote from roser13
    Lately "in regards to" is putting me over the edge.

    It is "with regard (singular) to."
    According to the Grammar Girl, the correct phrase is in regard to.
    The correct phrase is "in regard to." You may be confused because "as regards" is another way to introduce a topic.
    Grammar Girl : "In Regard To" Versus "In Regards To" :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
  6. by   Buyer beware
    Good grammar, correct spelling takes a lifetime of practice. So you work at it or not.
    Thoughtful and helpful written discussion of insightful ideas and shared experience is what I are strivin' for.
    Last edit by Buyer beware on Jan 8 : Reason: bad grammar
  7. by   datalore
    When I pause from eating my young preceptees, I will make sure to really dive in and bully them over the grammar in their patient care notes. Ha!

    In seriousness, I feel like proper grammar is a dying language. Thank you, ubiquitous smartphones.
  8. by   TanLinesandSeashells
    Quote from applewhitern
    My pet peeve is "I could care less." No, it is "I could NOT care less." To say "I could care less" means that, yes indeed, you could actually care even less than you do now.
    AMEN!!! This one makes me batty.
  9. by   Ruas61
    I am tired of 'that being said' being used...
  10. by   VaccineQueen
    The often incorrect assumption that you can interchange fewer and less.

    Nope.
  11. by   Horseshoe
    My pet peeve is apostrophe love.

    One doctor = doctor.

    More than one doctor = doctors.

    More than one doctor does NOT = doctor's.

    More than one patient does NOT = patient's.

    Are they just not teaching this anymore, or is this an auto correct thing?

    Don't even get me started on people with advanced degrees who don't understand when to use the words your versus you're, and there, their, and they're.
  12. by   Aunt Slappy
    They're not teaching it anymore. Have you seen the curricula at many district schools these days?

    My kids go to a charter school where they're taught for two solid years how to diagram sentences. I never even got that in Catholic school. The school also has a structured, rigorous writing curriculum that starts in junior high and culminates with an extremely demanding senior thesis. But this is rare across the country.

    The people you're interacting with here literally did not get the kind of instruction they should have had. My dad graduated from a public district school in 1970 with a really good, thorough basic education. It was enough to make him successful in both the military and law enforcement. He only earned a bachelor's degree in his mid 20s to enhance his paycheck. These days, you couldn't pay me to send my children to the high school he attended.
  13. by   roser13
    Quote from chare
    According to the Grammar Girl, the correct phrase is in regard to.


    Grammar Girl : "In Regard To" Versus "In Regards To" :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™
    From Grammarist.com (we're both wrong)


    Regard vs. regards

    The traditional distinction goes like this: the singular regard is correct in phrases like with regard to and in regard to where these phrases mean with reference to, while the plural regards means good wishes expressing respect, affection, or condolences. But while some people continue to insist that using regards in place of regard is simply incorrect, the old distinction is not consistently borne out in real-world, 21st-century usage. Regards is commonly used both ways, both in edited writing and elsewhere.

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