According to Dictionary.com, 4 out of 5 Americans consider themselves to be good spellers. And 60 percent of Americans (most of them millennials and females) say improper grammar is the biggest annoyance when it comes to the English language.
A study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Dictionary.com, Grammar Gripes 2015, uncovered additional language annoyances, including:
- Almost 6 in 10 Americans (59%) say typos on menus, signs and ads are a pet peeve; that figure increased to 71% among females age 18-34
- The number one commonly confused set of terms bothersome to almost half (46%) of American adults is their vs. they’re vs there
- When it comes to social media, 65 percent of Americans are bothered by misspellings and improper grammar usage