'That was rude,' he muttered. 'E coulda said please at least.'Or how about:
'So'm I, missus,' he replied with a little bow of thanks. 'Ye saved me a mort' o'trouble'.Now, maybe you have absolutely no problem reading them there quotes. In which case I want your brain! (Which is very zombie like for someone who doesn't like zombies :) Me? My overly OCD brain stops on 'E coulda' and 'So'm' and 'mort o'trouble' and tries and tries to make sense of it. And when I finally work it out I've forgotten what the *insert swear word here* is going on! So, a book I was planning on reading next week, by an author whose books I have loved since I was a teenager, has been returned to the library. To be fair, the primary character is just rather too perfect. I was attempting to cut the author some slack, in remembrance of my feelings for her early books, but...I just couldn't. *shrug* So, I'm reading something else?
So, what are your pet peeves?
BTW, I'm amazed I was able to type this post, because my fingers are stinging. I am never, never, never planting such hot chili plants again and I'm never, never, never cutting up 15 of them again without a hazmat suit on! OW!