I'm in the mood for a list! I don't claim to be 100% correct grammatically all the time, but when I see or (even worse) hear these gems, I get that "fingernails on a blackboard" kind of feeling, and I just want to scream NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Do any of these bother you?
** I "graduate high school" in May. Well, no! You WILL graduate FROM high school in May (but you sure won't be the Valedictorian!!)
** Dinner sure was "tasty." Is that something like "but she's got a good personality??" To me this phrase seems more like "damning the meal with faint praise".
** Speaking of food, many restaurants seem to be training their wait staff and managers to ask customers some variation of, "Is everything Perfect for you?" Well, no! That would NEVER get a positive response from me. If you're asking me a question, don't provide me with the answer you want to hear! Nothing is ever "Perfect"! In fact, I am then compelled to tell them all the ways my meal isn't perfect!!
** "It turned out wonderful." Well, no! It might have turned out wonderfully, or horribly, or even outstandingly! There appears to be a conspiracy against adverbs!! Can't people just hear that it's wrong?? As soon as one of these gems is said or written or read, I start to twitch!! It only needs two letters more. "LY" That's it, just add the "ly! " Arrrgghhh!
** "The day was so fun." Nooooooo!!!! The day was so MUCH fun....or the day was SUCH fun....or the day was a LOT OF fun. But "so fun" is a big no-no....at least it is in MY grammar notebook!
** "New experiences don't "phase" him." No. The word is "faze". Some moms are not "fazed" by their children's different "phases."
** "The work was quite hard, but she came through "like a trooper." No, no, a thousand times NO! Unless you mean like a storm trooper, the word is "trouper". As in, a troupe of actors; as in the show must go on....it was originally a term about actors continuing with the show despite all kinds of problems and thus, saving the day!