Pet Peeve #0704: "The Fourth of July."
We don't call Christmas "The Twenty-Fifth of December." (Not yet at least.) We don't call Thanksgiving "The Last Thursday in November," and I don't call my birthday "The Fifteenth of July."
Names are important. Calling Independence Day "The Fourth of July" passes over a chance to remember the brave, crazy, brilliant, flawed people who founded this great experiment we call America. For all the crappy things America and Americans have done, Independence Day is a moment to remember that the idea of a representative democratic republic was a pretty good one.