The quotes things bothers me too. I guess it comes with being a language lover. One of my newest pet peeves though is (and as stupid as it sounds) the pronunciation of "t" when one says "often". Yeah, I know - I'm weird.
I also really hate, how some people, for some reason, or another, feel that it is not only appropriate, but, necessary to add roughly, 17 commas, to each, and every sentence.