I had no real reason for this exploration. It’s mostly because it cropped up with uh, and it made sense to include it, especially since writers do tend to screw up on these types of exclamations.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com|
|Part of Grammar:|
Also see uh-huh
|Used to express scorn, anger, disbelief, surprise, or amusement
|“Huh,” she snorted, “Over my dead body!”
Huh, she said that, did she?
That was pretty scary, huh?
|History of the Word:|
|First recorded in English in the early 17th century.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?