I am at best a poor writer. Even so, certain things get under my skin...
If I never hear or see the word "the" intentionally misspelled as "teh" again, I will be a happy man.
3lyt3 5p3ak can just GO AWAY too, really.
Just sayin'. This may have been effective about 20 years ago when the first person who propagated this meme, but now it's tired. So very tired.
ebonics - I like rap. A good friend many years ago in college walked up to me one day when I was ranting at some friends about how I thought rap was just chaotic noise and nothing else, and said "Rap is one of the most politically active forms of music on the planet, and that's a fact.". He was right. All that's beside the point though, ebonics are seeping their way into main stream speech in ways I find most unfortunate. It can stop any time now.
Wassssssuupppppp!!! - the original Bud marketing campaign was brilliant, and even funny in spots (I still enjoy the sushi bar version - Wasabii!!!) but this meme is so tired it needs to be taken out back and shot - a mercy kill at that.
Calling everyone "Kid" whether they be 18 or 80 - Maybe the denizens of Southie can get grand fathered in on this one, I dunno, but the rest of you should really stop watching those Martin Scorsese.
As I said above, I realize that in truth I have no business at all airing my English usage peeves, because in truth I am a sloppy writer and a downright poor grammarian. But anyway, I feel better having gotten them off my chest :).