DEAR ABBY: There are a few words in our wonderful language that irritate me, and I would think your many readers have their pet peeve words as well. Why don't you take a reader survey on the subject? Maybe I'm not the only one whose blood pressure goes up from certain words.
For starters, here's a short, homemade poem:
There are words in English that irk us all,
From me you'll get no quibbling.
And the one that drives me up a wall
Is when a kid is called a "sibling."
-- CHARLES F. YARHAM, ROCKY RIVER, OHIO
DEAR CHARLES: Cute! Readers?