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One of NobodysHome's Major Pet Peeves: People who use tried-and-true phrases incorrectly to the point that they no longer serve the purpose they're supposed to.
Today's Example: "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
This is a short sentence that uses every letter of the alphabet: A 35-letter sentence that uses all 26 letters. (And yes, I've even read up on attempts at other sentences that try to do it in fewer letters, but this one is still the most memorable.)
The sheer number of times this is put in the past tense ("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog") drives me to distraction. Not only is it one letter longer, but WHERE'S THE S?!?!?!?!?!
There are others that annoy me ("I could care less." "Oh, really? So you do care?"), but this one is a simple check of all the letters in the alphabet (really important when buying an old-school typewriter) that people have started misusing so that it no longer serves its original purpose.