One of my pet peeves is the incorrect use of specific bar glasses. I wrote about it HERE a few years ago. Please do not serve a margarita in a martini glass, or a martini in a wine glass. Thank you.
My other pet peeve verbal redundancy. Not repetition which is when some says the same thing more than 1 time. But rather, verbal redundancy is when someone uses more than 1 word that means the same thing. Need an example? I'll give you a two:
"Outdoor patio". There is no such thing as an indoor patio. By definition a patio is an outdoor area adjacent to a home used for lounging, dining, etc. so saying 'outdoor patio' is redundant. Yet I hear people say it all the time on HGTV's House Hunters. "And check out this lovely outdoor patio!" No. Its a patio, not an outdoor patio.
In our culture of texting and abbreviations, you'd think more people would be aware of and avoid verbal redundancy. I mean, can you imagine someone typing out complete words and sentences when texting? LOL! ROFLMAO!! Most people eliminate as many characters as possible when texting, so why not eliminate redundant words when speaking? Plus, eliminating verbal redundancy keeps you from sounding dumb.