I hate misue of the word "literally." People use it to add emphasis but they just look like idiots.
Case in point: Oprah had this guy on the show (not that I watch Oprah or anything) who was describing a particularly sad situation he had gone through. In response, many fans of the show mailed him letters offering their condolences and encouragement. Oprah was praising the fans, whose letters "literally lifted him up" when he was feeling hopeless and alone.
Really? So, someone fashioned a rudimentary paper harness out of all the letters which they then used to dangle the guy in the air? Weird thing to do for a guy...
I have quite a few pet peeves but I won't list every single 1.
~ Closed minded people.
~ People who love to give advice but never take their own when they need it.
~ Bad drivers (People who, talk on a cellphone/drink/eat/put make up on, while driving).
~ Lack of progress on the space program.
~ People who are cruel to animals and humans.
~ People who litter.
~ Nationalism (or Patriotism, same difference).
The last 1 is best described by Albert Einstein.
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
"Nationalism, in my opinion, is nothing more than an idealistic rationalization for militarism and aggression."