My pet peeve lately has been the incorrect use of the phrase “There is…”. I don’t know what it is about this particular phrase, but it currently feels as though the whole of the English-speaking USA got together and decided to stop using the phrase “There are…”, as though they wanted to drive me even more insane right now.
I usually am not so picky on any particular phrase or wording with people’s speech. Usually, I correct it automatically in my head, and I’m okay with everything. Certainly, I always wish the grammar were better than it is, however, I typically am able to accept the grammar as it comes from any given individual. I guess that this one is just really getting to me, because no one seems to be able to use the correct words, but I have spent most of my life experiencing people using the correct words regularly. It’s as though everyone suddenly forgot while I was gone for a year.