We always talk about our pet peeves, but most people have never seen one. I was all set to do a post about a pet peeve and I realized I needed a picture, so I "took" one. This is my pet peeve. His name is Max.
Actually my latest pet peeve is the phrase "that being said..." What's the point of that? Seriously, we all know it was just said because you just said it and we have ears. Why do people use that expression? This guy named Mike Aubrey must have used that phrase four times last night in maybe 14 minutes of air time on the HGTV show "Real Estate Intervention." He was presented as a "Real Estate Expert." And guess what? The people he was intervening(?) did not take his advice. Would you take the advice of someone that followed every third sentence with, "that being said...."? Yeah, me neither.