Five Things That are Currently Driving Me Crazy

1. Misuse of the word “literally”

This has long been a pet peeve of mine.  People don’t seem to understand that if you say something “literally” happened, it has to actually be plausible.  To quote a Facebook post I saw earlier, “Dude this video literally blew my mind!”  I’m sorry, but no.  If that music video “literally” blew your mind, you would be laying dead on your laptop with your head exploded everywhere.  Just no.


2. Unique baby names

Where I’m from, apparently the thing to do immediately after (or, in some cases, before) graduating high school is to get knocked up and married.  With that said, every teenaged mother that I know feels the need to give their kids a “unique” name.  Last time I checked, naming your child “Nevaeh” (“heaven” spelled backwards), or, even better, “Nahveyah” (which kind of defeats the purpose) isn’t unique.  At the rate my town is going, half the kids in the first grade class of 2015 will have this name.


3. Preteens in general

Alright, maybe I’m just spiteful towards children in general, or maybe I do have a point here, but kids these days are bad.  I recently heard about four kids at a middle school near my town getting caught in the bathroom having sex and sucking each others blood.  Yep, you read that right.  I’m not sure where the fun in drinking someone else’s blood is, but maybe I’m missing something since it seems to be all the rage these days with the youngsters.  These kids need to be stopped.


4. Sweaty boyfriends

Okay, this one is a little biased, since I have no idea if anyone else deals with this.  My boyfriend and I live together and (shocker!) we share the same bed.  For some reason, my beau sweats like crazy in his sleep.  Don’t get me wrong, I love cuddling as much as the next person, but I don’t enjoy feeling like I just got out of a pool when he rolls over in the middle of the night.  Please tell me I’m not the only one here.


5. The word “supper”

This is probably the stupidest pet peeve, but I hate that word.  I know all of you have specific words that you don’t like (or maybe it’s just me), but I hate this word.  It’s dinner, not supper.  Plus, I don’t like the way it sounds.  Maybe it’s just an English major thing.


What’s bothering you right now? Go on, vent!

Holly, not Hollie


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12 thoughts on “Five Things That are Currently Driving Me Crazy

  1. I’m with you, especially the unique baby names (pretentious people pay attention) and the misuse of ‘literally’. I really bristle when they not only misuse it, but pronounce it ‘Li urly’.

  2. Jessie Lea Pingle says:

    1. So agree with you about “literally.” Also? When people say “supposably.” THAT’S NOT A WORD. 2. Agree. “Unique” spellings need to stop. I think it’s because lazy parents don’t want to work on making their child’s personality unique. 3. All kids are dicks. They’ve always been dicks. All of us were at one time, but when I was little there was no social media to report on every dick move I made. They’ll grow out of it…hopefully. Maybe not the nympo blood-suckers though. 4. Ha! I’m the sweaty one in my marital bed. My husband says it’s because I burn calories in my sleep. I have to sleep with a fan directly on me all night. 5. Hmmm. Never thought of this one. Supper/dinner debate! I’ve always said dinner too. Great post! I’d write about my pet peeves but I’d have to do it in a series, I have so many! 🙂

  3. J-Dub says:

    I hate it when people make that “quotation mark” gesture…

  4. J-Dub says:

    Speaking of “like,” that’s another word whose constant misuse makes my ears “like” bleed.

  5. racheljay89 says:

    People that wear clothing too small for their body size.

    and a few other things that irritate me:

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