You know those little things that bug you and you REFUSE to let slide? Well, on Monday, a Twitter user named David Burge (@iowahawkblog) asked people to share the most trivial hill they're willing to die on.
Basically Burge was asking what the most petty fight people have decided to no longer let go, that they're willing to battle to the death, even if it's a losing battle.
Easier twitter challenge: name the most trivial hill on which you are willing to die— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 19, 2017
Burge began to share some of his own trivial pet peeves including grammatical hangups and driving etiquette.
You are not an "alumni," you are an alumnus or an alumna, and may God have mercy on the college that gave you a diploma— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 21, 2017
"y'all'll" is a legitimate word— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 23, 2017
Soon other users began to join in, and while some of their trivial hills were pretty hilarious, some were just downright educational.
When someone lands on a property🏠in #Monopoly 🎲💵 & they don't buy it, IT GOES TO AUCTION for any player to buy.— Ruben (@AskRubenHow2Bet) November 20, 2017
IT. IS. IN. THE. RULES.
When people use apostrophes when referring to a decade/era. It's the 90s, not the 90's. Unless you're attributing something that belongs to that decade, there is no. need. for. an. apostrophe. https://t.co/xiY96L72Nl— Elias Jahshan (@Elias_Jahshan) November 23, 2017
Hummus is made of chickpeas. It is literally the Arabic for "chickpeas."— Amal El-Mohtar (@tithenai) November 22, 2017
There is no such thing as a White Bean Chickpea.
For the love of all that's wonderful stop calling any random spread hummus. https://t.co/bTMHZzXXUT
Platypi is NOT a correct plural of platypus!! Platypus, platypuses and platypodes are all acceptable. The plural that people try to look clever by using is literally the only one that is definitively incorrect. https://t.co/2C5W326fLi— David Hamilton (@davidghamilton1) November 21, 2017
And then there were others that were a little more controversial.
Pineapple does go on pizza.— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) November 19, 2017
energy drinks are for teenagers to mix with cheap vodka, you're an adult, drink a coffee https://t.co/NHA28ZKFIe— harriet pudney (@lqpharriet) November 23, 2017
"GIF" is pronounced with a hard G because "G" stands for "Graphics." The creator says it's a soft G but he waited too long to say so and the Internet (correctly) named it for him. People who use a soft G are terrible people. https://t.co/VLfkLMCvwZ— Jeremy Littau (@JeremyLittau) November 22, 2017
Last Crusade is easily the best Indiana Jones movie https://t.co/5QJwkekOnm— Pixelated "Pixelated Boat" Boat (Pixelated Boat) (@pixelatedboat) November 21, 2017
Check out some of the other wildly trivial hills, some of which we'll be dying on ourselves. C'mon, stop misnaming Ms. Spears' work.
IT'S CALLED '... Baby One More Time' NOT 'Hit Me Baby One More Time'. https://t.co/cB9FEETXPC— Andy (The Extra Festive Version) (@andyetc) November 23, 2017
I will literally let a car crash into me if they try to merge into my lane without a turn signal https://t.co/UoJpb9rzS2— Reverend Scott (@Reverend_Scott) November 21, 2017
It should be "upon which." https://t.co/IvRKct9tlE— Sore Knee on Main (@strutting) November 22, 2017