There are certain phrases that really irk me. Sometimes they really irk my wife, so If I am not also irked to the same degree…she becomes irked with me too. So, there are some phrases that irk me. One of the worst offenders is: Whole nother. As in: “We made it down the mountain in one piece, but what happened at the campsite is a whole nother story!” This is wrong. Period. Full stop.
“But it’s colloquial!” You’ll say. No. It’s colstupidal is what it is. Why not just say: “We made it down the mountain in one piece, but what happened at the campsite is a another whole story!” Or just say, “another story” and forget the whole.
I can’t say why this gets to me so much, but it does. I’ll have more grammer/ phrase rants soon. What are some of yours?