You know what irritates me to no end?
The use of the word Appreciate without the preceding pronoun; The assumed “I”.
Person A: “Appreciate your coming in today!”
Person B: “I finished that report for you.”
Person A: “Appreciate it.”
This is not a phrase of thanks, it’s a command. YOU BETTER APPRECIATE THE RIGHT TO COME IN TODAY! YOU BETTER APPRECIATE THIS WORK!
Here’s the kicker: I do this all the time. And EVERY single time I do it, I hate myself.
Anyone else have self-loathing due to a poor grammatical habit?