These are the misuses of our language that REALLY bug me: - Misusing "literally". People say things like "I literally have a million things to do." --- No, you do not. --- To deal with these people, I usually say things like "I hear you, I figuratively have a project due Wednesday", or "I figuratively have to go to the bathroom." - Borrow vs Lend. - Pronouncing 'etc.' "Eck-Cetera". I absolutely despise this and all who do this. I have noticed that 100% of the human resources staff at my place of work does this.