I can't help it; these 2 things drive me batty"
The correct spelling is "separate"
There is no such thing as "I could of...". You can't "of" anything at all. You could "have" done something, however.
That's the entire post!
Carolyn pointed out "ink pen". What other kind of pen is there? A pencil?
Gramma Phyllis mentioned "can" and "may". I still use those two interchangeably.
Kay-From the Back Yard discusses pronunciation issues. If you ever have a chance, go and find a linquistic atlas of the east coast, and check out just how many different ways there are to pronouncing "Tuesday". Amazing!
Caffeine Girl has a thing about "fluke" and eighth grade kids. Ah the dreaded middle school kids. I remember them well. (The library is across the street from a middle school. Need I say more?)
KV mentions people saying "yeah, no" when they mean "no". This reminds me of episodes on the Vicar of Dibley when What's His Name keeps saying "yes, yes, yes, no".