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post #61 of 109
Internet grammar drives me crazy. I have been instant messaging, posting on forums and emailing for years but I still haven't picked up the "chat room" lingo because it just doesn't interest me. I still try to write on the Internet like I would on paper.
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post #62 of 109
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I admit that I'm guilty of chat room grammar, to an extent. I chat a lot at different sites, and I don't want to come across as stuffy there, since I do have fun. However, I have pretty good writing skills and I appreciate that people here are a lot more literate than at other sites.
post #63 of 109

Web Sites

Hopelessly outdated web sites - we've all encountered those that haven't been updated in years.

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post #64 of 109
I did a quick search & I do not believe these peeves - My peeves - have been covered yet and so I find it "necessary" to share them with you

1. people who eat the food in their grocery cart as they shop - you know, a banana or two, handfulls of grapes or cherries or just about anything that should have been weighed first

2. so many people now a days say " I seen him do such and such" or "I seen that the other day" -- I will be the first to admit I am not extremely proficient at either spelling or grammar but using seen instead of saw drives me insane

3. people who eat their food not only with their mouth open but they smack or chomp their lips at the same time as they chew-- it actually has caused me to lose my appetite

doodle
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post #65 of 109

i hear you doodle

on the openmouth loud eating thing
some others for me are
pushy rude people who push you aside to get what they want ( I encounter this regularly with some of the students in my class)

or
waiting at a shop counter to be served, and having the serving person go to the person beside you while you have been waiting longer than them

or
crooked pictures hanging on walls , i just have to straighten them
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post #66 of 109
The one that gets me the most is signs for businesses that either contain HUGE grammatical or spelling errors. For example here is one out front of a garage in the town I live in:

4 Liscened Mechincs-Motor Vechael Inspetions

WHAT????? You have to be kidding me! I was actually kind of disappointed when they took the sign down because I lost my laugh for the day.
post #67 of 109

Pet Peeves

People (usually teenagers) who cross the street in front of my car and walk in slow motion as if there's no one coming down the street. Then they look at you almost daring you to run them over. I'd oblidge them but I don't think I'd care for prison food.


The phrase " They gave 110% ". Can't do it - not possible.
post #68 of 109
Let me ax you - wouldn't you find these annoying too?

- The sound of nail clippers

- Whole strawberries used as decoration on a cake. Or any fruit for that matter.

- Coffee that has not been stirred - I can't drink it!

- Curling irons - Very 1990s

- Women who let their hair grow to unreasonable length and are too scared to cut it. It doesn't look good I'm sorry to say.

- Walking up to order fast food - I'll say "I want a number 2 with a coke" and they immediately ask "what kind of drink do you want with that?"

- Rappers that choose ridiculous names for themselves and then misspell them on purpose.

- When people use the word "nice." WHAT DOES IT MEAN!!!!

- People who can never say they're sorry.

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post #69 of 109
Shows how effective that sign was at grabbing and holding your attention. Most of the incorrect spellings are done on purpose. One of my employers hung a sign upside down after it had been up for several weeks in the normal orientation. The number of calls we recieved after the sign was upside down was truly amazing.
post #70 of 109
Jbd--you're right it did grab and hold my attention but it would NEVER get my business.
post #71 of 109
chefelle--I agree with you 100%. Any advertising or marketing tactic or strategy that grates on my nerves is a sure fire way to keep me from buying the product or service. Advertising people just don't seem to understand that concept.
post #72 of 109
I'm an old fashioned fellow, and get annoyed with folks who use 'lite' and 'nite' as if those were real words. But English is a dynamic, living language, so I'm sure it won't be long before those words show up in dictionaries, if they haven't already.

Another grammar nit that annoys me, perhaps local to Utah, is use of the words 'win' and 'beat' - you win a game by beating your opponent. But a fair number of times I have heard people say something like 'He won me at checkers' instead of 'He beat me in a game of checkers'

Calm down, Mark, leave the Grammar Police outfit in the closet. Step away from the keyboard...

mjb.

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post #73 of 109
Like fingernails on a blackboard, the use of "alot" drives me nuts.

Sometimes I'll use words like nite when on a BB or just trying to be cute or sarcastic ...

"They got alot a there stuff in the truck."

Thank goodness - maybe their moving ...
post #74 of 109
People who ride escalators all the way to the end and don't start walking until the very last minute.

You'll be old some day too. :) Many people have 'balance issues' or vision problems. Getting on or off an escalator presents serious challenges, requiring a period of adjustment. I seldom take the escalator if there there is an elevator or stairs nearby.
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post #75 of 109
People who put an " L " at the end of saw. "I sawl him do such & such" or "I sawl him the other day" .
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post #76 of 109
India was in Asia when I went to school. But that was a long time ago. :look:

I did a search on the continents, and found a few interesting things.

By most standards, the 7 continents are: Africa, Antartica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America & South America.

However, in Europe they teach that North & South America are one continent instead of two, so there are 6 continents instead of 7.

A few groups consider Europe and Asia to be one continent, stating they are one continuous land mass.

Geographers use an Official Listing of Countries by Region, for ease of study. These regions are: Asia, Middle East & N. Africa, Europe, North America, Central America & the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Australia & Oceana.

In none of these is India separated from Asia.
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post #77 of 109
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- The sound of nail clippers


- Rappers that choose ridiculous names for themselves and then misspell them on purpose.

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I honestly, cannot. hear. nail clippers. When fiance does it, I have to leave the house....even if she is in the bathroom, door shut, fan and shower on...and I'm upstairs with the AC on I can still hear it.

I also hate misspelled titles/names/etc...where you substitute K for C like "Kustom" or Z like "Kustomz" ...not to the point where it's unbearable like nail clippers though....sometimes at work someone will click a pen and it will "sound" like nail clippers and the hair on the back of my neck stands up.

One time, when I used to commute to NYC for work everyday, I had a guy next to me on the train (crowded, standing room bodytobody) pull out nail clippers and start clipping his nails....there was almost a physical altercation and the train conductor had to ask me to more to another part of the train.....I came home and immediately sent my resume out to 100 places and in a month, i was working closer to home.
post #78 of 109
Spitting. It's disgusting. I absolutely hate to see it. :( It's almost entirely a man thing. I have asked many people why men spit. The best answer so far is that men spit because they're not allowed to mark their territory the same way dogs do. :eek:
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post #79 of 109
Like a lot of Southern girls I grew up with a cutesy nickname that was totally unrelated to the name on my birth certificate. Very few people knew my “real” name, a whopping nine letters and four syllables long.

Once I grew up and decided that I needed to have a moniker that wasn’t so silly sounding I began going by my adult handle. It coincided with a lot of major life changes so the switch was, shall we say, emotionally profound.

Which is why I cringe when people, assuming a familiarity that doesn’t exist, call be by the various shortened versions of my name that are out there. Old friends aren’t allowed to use the childhood nick name, but Mom and Dad just can’t break the habit, although they try.
post #80 of 109
Wow that's even worse than me. My husband and I will literally get in a fight every time he has to use the nail clippers as I think that he is being insensitive by not taking every precaution necessary so that I don't hear it - i.e. wait until I'm gone!

As for the subway thing i don't understand why people do it. I don't get into altercations I just stand up and move to another car.

I'm a professional violinist by trade and the job demands to have short fingernails at all times. Naturally we all carry nail clippers in our cases so that we can immediately cut our nails on the job if necessary. I hate this more than anything else!

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post #81 of 109
I grew up in a time when personal grooming was exactly that... personal. This included nail care, hair tweezing, and the other assorted functions people perform in order to be presentable in public. Call me old fashioned, but I still prefer it that way.

Other things that irritate me a great deal:

There is no discreet way to blow your nose at the dinner table. In consideration of others, one should ask to be excused and move out of hearshot. This is especially true if the person isn't happy to just have a good blow and be done with it, but must then also inspect the contents of the handkerchief before putting it back into the pocket or purse.

There is a woman I know who has false teeth. After eating, she does this thing whereby she loosens her lower plate with her tongue, then runs her tongue across her lower gums and inside the denture, I suppose to savor every bit of the tasty meal? In order to do this, however, her mouth is partially open, so anyone facing her at the table can see her false teeth tipped sideways,partway out her mouth.

Nose-picking...do people at stoplights really believes no one can see them?
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post #82 of 109
i simply deplore rhetorical questions, its just bakes my buns!!!!! :mad:
post #83 of 109
People who don't refill the pepper grinder. That irks me to no end.
post #84 of 109
In restaurants. unless its a chain restaurant, I can't stand butter in the little packages. if I ever own a restaurant...I don't care if it bankrupts me, I'll never serve foil wrapped or little "take the top off with your finger nail" pre-packaged butter.
post #85 of 109
restaurant staff that sing Happy Birthday or some other awful song of similar intent to some poor embarrassed schmo.
post #86 of 109
I have one exception to that. we frequent a French Thai (more thai) restaurant, and a VERY good one at that in NJ (origin thai). It's not wear a jacket upscale, but almost....and they do this about 10 times throughout the night....they play the song over speakers....its not the regular simple happy birthday, its "kicked up an asian notch" and you'll sing the song ALL night.

but...I kinda like it.

anywhere else. I loath it too.
post #87 of 109
HAHAH actually this what they play over the speakers pretty much. its a LITTLE more lively though.

YouTube - Happy Birthday Thai Style

i'll see if I can find the "exact" version.
post #88 of 109
HAHA THIS IS THE EXACT RESTAURANT

YouTube - Happy Birthday
post #89 of 109
It would have to be amazing to put up with that.

phil
post #90 of 109
I have so many peeves that none could be a pet peeve but this peeve really gets me---the cable news channels are loaded with "expert" panels that are going to "discuss" some issue that the cable media has determined is important. All that comes out of these "expert discussions" is three or four buffoons all trying to out talk each at the same time. Its just like being in a room full of three year olds that all want the same toy at the same time.
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