So...there you are, reading a story, enjoying it, tuning out the outside the world and then it happens: You read something and your immersion breaks.
What are your biggest immersion breakers in stories and why?
I'll start off with the two big ones that always break my immersion:
* URL-addresses and/or the character/narrator stating that they are reading stories on a specific site
Yes, I know those sites. I am probably on that site and reading the story there. No, I do not need a reminder that I am on that site and reading a story there.
* Sentences/passages in foreign languages that reek of babelfish/google translations
Of course that one only breaks my immersion when I understand the language and it's usually the same reaction: "Really? The editor/writer was not able to get a native speaker to check that phrase?" followed by a sigh (or a chuckle).