I do not want to sound too teacher-like with this post. But often there are some things about language that irks us when errors are made. Some of the common peeves that people have include others not knowing the difference between “your” and “you’re”. Some others get irritated when people say “scotch” when they mean “whiskey” (I am not too familiar with the difference between the two, so will probably read about that later).
One of my grammar/language-related peeves is when people use the word “alphabets” when they actually mean “letters”. I was somewhat irked when one of our country’s well-known (in some circles) bloggers recently tweeted “The alphabets a, b, c, d blah blah.”
A, b, c etc are letters and the alphabet means the collection of the individual letters. In other words, each language has its own alphabet; the English alphabet (alphabet – singular) consists of twenty-six letters (letters – plural).
People get offended and argue with me when I point this out; so I hope there isn’t too much resentment against this post.
PS: Grammar is spelt with an A, not an E.