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post #31 of 109
True enough ... BTW, I agree that there's a certain hubris amongst politicians and masny citizens of the US. Many seem to feel that the US is the center of the world ...

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post #32 of 109
Wasn't Toronto kimosabe's sidekick in the Lone Ranger?

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post #33 of 109
We were told by the police, ( after we'd been burgled) along with lots of other precautionary advice, that leaving the bathroom light on all night lets potential burglars think someones up using the loo and they move on. So I fitted low energy bulbs and feel much more secure at night.
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post #34 of 109
Well I would say that they are right to call themselves Americans if they arent from the US because we are in America just North America.

We should be calling ourselves United Statesions but who would ever say that.

USAians
or maybe
United Americans. Ohh i like the sound of that one. haha I think im going to start using that.
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post #35 of 109
Thread Starter 
Right on Quinn lol

What else would we call ourselves? Americans for lack of anything better

Maybe USA dweller

Our country's name simply doesn't give us a better alternative :D

Maybe the Untied Americans of one of the 50 States. (Not a typo, untied)
post #36 of 109
Isn't Mexico officially called "The United States of Mexico"?

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post #37 of 109

Re:

this was great ... I love my computer, It can answer all Questions if you ask it right ,or search for the answer. I google all my questions that I can not answer my self.. say that I wanted to know why people have pet peeves or "India" this link is from the CIA https://www.cia.gov/library/publicat...k/geos/in.html

An Introduction to India

this one is the best
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post #38 of 109

Pet Peeves

* people who zoom up on you, cut you off, then proceed to slow WAY down.

* when people practice what I consider to be "private" personal grooming habits on the subway or other public transit. Things like toe nail/finger nail trimming, picking of skin issues etc. VERY GROSS and YES, I have actually seem someone trimming their toe nails on the public bus.

*people who interrupt a conversation, take it over, and then never stop talking.

*those who manipulate nice people.

*when someone won't stop talking to you when you're reading a book.

* (this one is silly) however....people who don't know me very well who use my first name repeatedly in a conversation. "As I was saying, Katie... Well, Katie...." For some reason it comes across as being condescending.

*when the person behind you in the check out queue is so close to you you can feel their breath on your neck and their stomach is rubbing on your back. It's rude!

* people who won't stop talking loudly on their bloody cell.

Boy, that felt good to get that out! :p
post #39 of 109
The top one is a memory device. The more often you say the name when you don't yet know the person, the more likely you are to remember their name the next time you see them. I don't use this memory device and I'm terrible at remembering peoples' names.

That second... I had some fat dude behind me in the airport and it wasn't his breath I could feel, but his fat stomach bumping into me. I asked him to stop and he just said, "You're in America. Get used to it."
post #40 of 109
Yes, but in Spanish. :) Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
post #41 of 109
Who would ever say that? The Mexicans. They refer to "Americans" as estadounidenses.
post #42 of 109
Another pet peeve: people who can't carry on a conversation if they weren't allowed to use the words "I", "me", "my" or "mine". In other words, every conversation is about them; no matter what topic you bring up, they bring it back to THEM.
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post #43 of 109
There's a story there, isn't there Mezz?...
post #44 of 109
My (latest) pet peeve is calling the 800 number of any bank, phone company, Dell's service dept, just pick one, and getting their automated phone system. Invariably, the first request is "Push 1 if you want to continue in English." After 15 more levels of the automated system, you get transferred to some dept where you're on hold forever. Then when a human being finally answers, he's in Pakistan and doesn't speak English. So why was I asked to "Push 1" in the first place??? :confused:
post #45 of 109
Yes, Anneke, indeed there is! :D
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post #46 of 109
people who plead poverty to repair people or renters, then proceed to spend significant fundage on visual fluff or on their comfort items.....just something about it grates me.

Being asked to reduce price for someone who has the means to pay.....

It's all very different than requesting a menu at a certain price point or within a certain budget.....rather than getting rates/menus and trying to get it for less.....Just infuriates me.
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post #47 of 109
My mother did something like that to me. She called me asking for money... $200 to be exact. I had the feeling she didn't really need it, so I refused. I felt awful for two days, guilty as anything, tortured myself for having refused her request. Then she called all chipper; told me she had just bought a new fax machine for home. (yes, it was a long time ago when fax machines were expensive and the in-thing)
post #48 of 109

Peeve

People who ride escalators all the way to the end and don't start walking until the very last minute. Or get off the escalator and just stand there looking around.

Can you tell I use mass transit to get to work?
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post #49 of 109
Amen to these two, petitgourmet. The nail clipping one, especially. It's not just the fact that they can't really control where the nail fragment goes, but that sound just drives me crazy as well!
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post #50 of 109
You need a London experience. :) They have all sorts of escalator etiquette to follow, including standing to the right so that people walking can pass you easily.
post #51 of 109

Alot

Frequently - all too frequently - people write "alot" to mean "a lot". It drives me crazy - I just want to throttle the writer <sigh> See alot

Shel
post #52 of 109
Thread Starter 
Allot some slack for those who make that mistake lol

Apostrophes are messed up all the time. I wish it didn't bother me. Prime steak's on sale and todays the last day.
post #53 of 109
I am a self-proclaimed grammar nut. Seeing misspellings and punctuation errors drive me crazy. I recently saw a sign saying, "Hay! Want coffee?" I didn't know that inanimate objects liked to drink.
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post #54 of 109
No hypocrisy intended :rolleyes: but individuals who complain, or find fault in everything. You could be having a terrific day, start talking about a fabulous new project, a delightful dream, positive results, or a new delectable dish then SMACK -- rain on the parade, party poop, wet blanket, throwing darts, "have to be critical just because I can" attitude, need to try to make me feel incompetent because of an apendage insecurity.... Argh! Its not my fault they have a stick in their patooty.... Wow, did I just type that? LOL :lol: Thanks, that felt good.

Darn I like this crowd ;)
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post #55 of 109
Bad breath.
post #56 of 109
Being ignored.
post #57 of 109
Internet grammar drives me crazy. The "r u" for "are you" and the like, but what really kills me is plain grammar mistakes that people type out all the time, not only on message boards, but in emails (business emails included). Here are just some examples, including some that I have seen from my higher-ups at my day job (these are supposed to be educated people...wow!)

* The misuse of "then" for "than":

Incorrect: "This idea is better then that one."
Correct: "This idea is better than that one."

*The misuse of "there" for "their"

Incorrect: "This is there table."
Correct: "This is their table."

*The misuse of "<proper name> and I" - this is my biggest pet peeve, and grates on my nerves like nothing else...

Incorrect: "Do you want to come to the store with Carlos and I?"
Correct: "Do you want to come to the store with Carlos and me?"
Also Correct: "Carlos and I are going to the store, would you like to come with us?"

Boy, when I hear that last one misused, it makes me want to punch babies!
post #58 of 109
Thread Starter 
plz dont uz bad languge hear
post #59 of 109
Care to look at the first sentence again?

shel
post #60 of 109
Thread Starter 
Yes Shel, that was an on-purpose example of what irritates me.
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