I was perusing the "jargon file" the other day and one thing really stood out to me, and that was the part about programmers not liking quotation rules for english, specifically the part about punctuation going inside the quotes.
[note: I found through later research that the punctuation goes outside in pretty much every place that isn't the United States of America. It seems fitting, considering our fits with the metric system.]
Anyway, as a student as well as a technically-minded person, I have found many things to gripe about not only in the english language but also in others' use of it. My biggest is the use of apostrophes in plural nouns. I think this sums up my mentality.
I have a feeling that there are like-minded people here, and I'm just curious: what's your biggest beef with spoken/written language?