List Of Things I Can’t Let Go Of

English teachers and grammar nerd friends……this will contradict the title of this post, and #1 below, but FYI I do realize that it should read “Things of which I can’t let go.”  But that doesn’t flow well in a title.

Hopefully this will turn out to be a short list.

1. Bad grammargrammar-ecard

2.  That George R.R. Martin keeps changing the        date/year his next book will be published.

3.  Embarrassing autocorrects

4.  That my mother didn’t go to my First Holy                    Communion.

5.  Disgusting gum chewing

That’s enough for now.  Writing this list made me in a bad mood.  Maybe I should add “Things that make me in a bad mood.”

Time to let go.cant-change-move-on-meme


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30 Responses to List Of Things I Can’t Let Go Of

  1. Only five things is pretty good. If I did a list like this, it would probably have about a hundred items.

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  2. Val says:

    I’m not as bad with disliking ‘bad grammar’ as I used to be having realised how many people have dyslexia. As for not being able to change what has already happened… uou can’t change what has already happened but the trouble is that if it keeps happening it hasn’t stopped happening. Do you hate weird sentences like this? 😉 I’m with Berhold – if I did a list, it’d be too long.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I’m an English teacher so bad grammar really gets to me. I don’t mind, obviously, kids that are learning English, or idiomatic expressions. A pet peeve is the improper use of “myself.” For example, and you hear this all the time, “Give it to John or myself.” I want to scream WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL AND DID YOU STUDY?? I guess “myself” should have been on the list, lol. Next time.

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      • Val says:

        I often wonder how American English teachers react when they get British kids moving there… do you get similarly upset by centre, colour and their ilk? The word confusions that drive me crazy are compliment and complement. Estate Agents (Realtors) are the worst for that here. The garage compliments the house. And I think “Hey house, you’re looking wonderful today,” said the garage.

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      • Barb Knowles says:

        Haha that’s great! Kids from English speaking countries other than the U.S., don’t have trouble. Maybe with some idiomatic expressions…. compliment/complement used incorrectly would drive me crazy, too.

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  3. 6. Smokers.

    7. Commercials.

    8. Ignorance.

    9. The color ochre.

    10. People who don’t use bleach products on their toilets or their kitchen sinks.

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  4. We can’t change what was but hopefully can improve what is and therefore enjoy what is to come.

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  5. I’m undecided as which is worse, bad grammar or bad coffee, for surely they are both odious sins.

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  6. and perhaps bad proofreading … 😉

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  7. Ha! I think I might have to make a list of things of which I can’t let go – just so I can see what is gripping me. Or try. I tend to break rules in grammar a little, I think it is the rebellious poet in me. I like to release words to fall how they will and pause where they pause naturally in my mind, however it isn’t my list so I can let go of worrying about that 🙂

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  8. George says:

    Only five things?..:)

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  9. lorriedeck says:

    #2 is getting old. 😦

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  10. Paul says:

    You’re stealing my ideas! I was thinking of doing a “Things I’m still bitter about” list haha

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  11. Ann Coleman says:

    Barb, I just saw your message and replied, but I don’t think my reply went through. For some reason, Facebook is messing with us. Anyway, I read “The Quarter” and LOVED it, although I could only press “like.” You really do know how to tell a powerful story!!!!
    PS I’d be happy to comment on it as well,(and ordinarily would have) but didn’t know if you wanted newer comments on that page. Just let me know!

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  12. read: any open-mouthed chewing in general 🙂

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