"Why didn't god plug it up?" For the same reason he didn't move that sandbar in front of the Exxon Valdez! The guy doesn't give a good rip! Any more than he does about Darfur, Bande Aceh, or anything else ... but then, have you ever noticed how little a non-existent entity actually DOES?
A youngster in my class said that last year (yea I don't hear it often lol) and I mentioned to him that exact point, that regardless is the word he meant to use. He answered "I'll call it whatever I want" He was a big talker in class, blared his music all the time during class, generally was quite an annoyance, except to the young girls... This was in college, but the teacher was too senile to bother with him. (sigh)
I absolutely hate it when people completely disregard what I just said by saying "Good for you" or something along those lines. The reason this drives me insane is because when I was younger I had a friend who would always say something like that after everything I said. He would then follow this up by saying what he wanted to say and me being polite about it. If you couldn't already guess I am no longer friends with this guy.
This mainly happened when I was young and by young I mean from age 3 to 12. I don't remember bragging a lot as a kid. My friend who would say "good for you" bragged like crazy though. Presently I hardly ever have anyone say anything like good for you to me.
Non-words! Irregardless, Preventative, Aggressiveness(sportscasters use endlessly). Incorrect forms of to, two, too, and there, they're, their. Incorrect use of 'X and I' or 'X and me'. People on TV do that one a lot! Country music, the older I get the more I despise it.