Re(3): Pet Peeves IP: 184.108.40.206 Posted on July 13, 2016 at 10:42:49 PM by Richard Heald
My two pet peeves (sorry if I've harped on about them before):
1) 'X tucking into Y' (instead of 'tucked into') to indicate X in Y. Since the only intransitive meaning of the verb 'tuck' given in Chambers and other dictionaries relates to eating, 'X tucking into Y' can only indicate Y in X.
2) 'Regularly' to indicate odd/even letters of a four-letter word. Surely the selection of only two letters from a sequence of four is not enough to establish any sort of regularity? Replies: