pet peeves

  • giodude

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    May 04, 2015 5:50 PM GMT
    What are the little things about people that every else doesn't seem to mind that you just can't stomach?

    To me it's spelling. People say that I'm annoying because I correct their grammar but these days you really don't have an excuse - autocorrect and spell check are at your disposal. So when people confuse: their , there and they're; you're and your; then and than and many other common words I question their intellect. it's so simple. It's something you should learn in 2nd grade. it really get my blood boiling and puts me off people much more than it probably should :/

    What's your pet peeve? Do you get criticised for it?
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    May 04, 2015 6:18 PM GMT
    Pomposity and pretentiousness. And people who don't shut up when they've got nothing to say. And humorless people.
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    May 04, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
    people with too much time that can harbor pet peeves
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    May 04, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    And snarky condescension.
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    May 04, 2015 7:38 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidAnd snarky condescension.
    no serious; if you know something will consistently come up personally negative why not look the other way.
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    May 04, 2015 7:54 PM GMT
    Reading other people's pet peeves, and announcing mine.
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    May 04, 2015 10:19 PM GMT
    An interesting point about spelling and grammar errors.

    When I was at primary school (5-11 years of age here in the UK) spelling tests were taken by the whole class every day. We were taught the difference between There, their, lose, loose, your, you're, etc.

    Later, at Secondary school, we were made to hand-write essays and even poetry, with each piece of work marked. I recall one teacher even threatening to strike through the entire page if she had found just one spelling or grammatical error. But then I'm talking about basic education spanning 1957-1968, when corporal punishment held sway, teachers were feared, our uniform were smart, and no one dared answer back to any member of staff.

    For many years to follow, I had never come across errors in published print. But lately, more misspellings appear, most notorious being loose for lose, quickly followed by there when the context clearly demands the word their.

    This I find most irritating when trying to enjoy a good read.
  • giodude

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    May 05, 2015 3:08 PM GMT
    I was reading a great book series by a british author, when suddenly he confused then with than. I couldn't believe my eyes. I get it on social media because people have generally become dumber but in an actual printed book? how could that escape the eye of the novelist and the proof reader and every other person who read this book before it got to print?

    We also had spelling tests in primary school (grades one to seven) and in high school we also wrote poetry and essays by hand. We would also lose marks for spelling erros but here in south africa you only need 40 percent for english to pass the subject so people didn't care either way.
  • giodude

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    May 05, 2015 3:10 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidReading other people's pet peeves, and announcing mine.


    Also, people who think they're funny when they're painfully bland . . .
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    May 06, 2015 12:53 PM GMT
    "Benevolent sexism" and how I get accused of being sexist because I refuse to take part. Yet I have encouraged many female colleagues to take exams, do projects they didnt think they could handle, and apply for (and get) jobs they thought were above them.
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    May 06, 2015 2:51 PM GMT
    Hearing the uneducated mispronounce the word nuclear (that's nuc-le-ar), as if it were spelled nu-cu-lar. As promoted by that last great president - the one born with a silver foot in his mouth.
  • giodude

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    May 06, 2015 7:00 PM GMT
    I hate it when women are like "i can anything a man can do because we're all equal" and then theyre like "carry my stuff for me im a lady" when it's a perfectly manageable load. I also get criticised for saying no to things like that. I would usually help but if they EXPECT my help, the answer is no, even if I wanted to help them originally.
  • Suetonius

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    May 06, 2015 7:15 PM GMT
    giodude saidI hate it when women are like "i can . . .


    It's really annoying to hear people say "he was like; she was like; I'm like, etc. It is, admittedly, easier to ignore when written as opposed to being spoken.

    My guess is that this usage is a symptom of extended juvenility. When people stop using "like," in this manner they are admitted to the adult section.
  • tazzari

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    May 06, 2015 7:20 PM GMT
    Suetonius said
    giodude saidI hate it when women are like "i can . . .


    It's really annoying to hear people say "he was like; she was like; I'm like, etc. It is, admittedly, easier to ignore when written as opposed to being spoken.

    My guess is that this usage is a symptom of extended juvenility. When people stop using "like," in this manner they are admitted to the adult section.


    And I mean, she's like "I just don't understand,"icon_biggrin.gif and I go, "Just try!"

  • Destinharbor

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    May 06, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    I'm a stickler for grammar and spelling, too, though I think autocorrect and spell check are as much to blame as a tool to get it right. But I also agree that much of the conversations on social media are no more than quickly typed comments and shouldn't be held to too high a standard. Still, your and you're really aren't that hard to grasp and if I see one used incorrectly, I assume poor education or mental laziness (both during school and since).

    Another is people violating my personal aural space. Some of that may be cultural but loud talk, loud music, loud noise of any sort that is intentional and avoidable. If I go to a club I expect loud music but if I'm at a stop light, I don't want to hear your taste in music no matter how much you assume I'll love it because you do. If I'm on a treadmill at the gym, I don't want to hear some girl talking to the girl on the next machine about anything. For an hour. Always inane. Phone conversations in restaurants... We have a trio of antique WW2 planes here that fly in formation pretty often. They are fun and kind of cool but after years of having them buzz the beaches and the harbor, I'm not a big fan of having to hear them for an hour when I'd rather be watching and listening to a game or having the radio on at the beach.
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    May 06, 2015 10:56 PM GMT
    to the OP: read back on some of your own typo's and mistakes in your posts here....then suck back, and rewind....if this is the biggest problem you have in life, fuck you'll fly over the rest of us.....write? it's all about stones and glass houses....
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    May 07, 2015 2:04 PM GMT
    People complaining about other people's spelling or grammar is one of my pet peeves. Not all typos get picked up by a spell checker. Not everyone can be bothered to check that they're spelling is immaculate when making a casual comment about something, and not everyone uses English as a first language so I'm not gonna harass them for it. As long as somebody gives a valid response to the subject, that's more important to me than how good or bad their spelling is.
  • giodude

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    May 07, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    i make typos because i type too fast and write multiple different texts simultaneously eg essays, emails and these forums, so my fingers often slip when im changing tabs or I press the keys at the same time so "and" becomes "adn" and "she said" becomes "shes aid". Granted I should probably check before I post, but the mistakes occur because my focus is divided, not because I'm ignorant of basic grammar. my issue is with people who have received education (or had the opportunity to do so anyway) and DON'T KNOW how to use "then" and "than". My beef is with the ignorant, not those who make honest mistakes.

    Secondly the forum is about pet peeves. The word pertains to actions or habits that annoy you personally but are in actual fact very venial. So don't come here and criticise by saying things like "if this is your only issue then you'll fly right over us" - I know people not knowing grammar isn't something to actually stress about. That's why I call it my pet peeve and not my life threatening emergency. if I wanted the article to be about legitimately genuinely annoying things I would have called it "legitimately annoying things".
    But I didn't.
    So get over it.
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    May 07, 2015 5:18 PM GMT
    giodude said
    paulflexes saidReading other people's pet peeves, and announcing mine.


    Also, people who think they're funny when they're painfully bland . . .
    Also, people...in general.
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    May 07, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
    giodude saidi make typos because i type too fast and write multiple different texts simultaneously eg essays, emails and these forums, so my fingers often slip when im changing tabs or I press the keys at the same time so "and" becomes "adn" and "she said" becomes "shes aid". Granted I should probably check before I post, but the mistakes occur because my focus is divided, not because I'm ignorant of basic grammar. my issue is with people who have received education (or had the opportunity to do so anyway) and DON'T KNOW how to use "then" and "than". My beef is with the ignorant, not those who make honest mistakes.

    Secondly the forum is about pet peeves. The word pertains to actions or habits that annoy you personally but are in actual fact very venial. So don't come here and criticise by saying things like "if this is your only issue then you'll fly right over us" - I know people not knowing grammar isn't something to actually stress about. That's why I call it my pet peeve and not my life threatening emergency. if I wanted the article to be about legitimately genuinely annoying things I would have called it "legitimately annoying things".
    But I didn't.
    So get over it.

    Exactly. Start a thread titled "Things that will make me pull out a gun and shoot you dead for doing them" and I'll have a completely different answer.
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    May 07, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    giodude said
    paulflexes saidReading other people's pet peeves, and announcing mine.


    Also, people who think they're funny when they're painfully bland . . .
    Also, people...in general.

    Really?icon_sad.gif You seem like a people person.
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    May 07, 2015 9:10 PM GMT
    I guess one of mine would be people who think they are a lot more intelligent than everyone else. Especially when they are in fact quite idiotic haha
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    May 07, 2015 9:31 PM GMT
    OP, I didn't check your profile and don't care to....what are you? about 14? if you want to sit with the adults, then act like one or go out and play with the other kids instead of wasting that 'education' on us.....fmtt.....now....it's your turn.

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    May 07, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
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  • giodude

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    May 08, 2015 6:39 AM GMT
    @northsomethingorother

    why post to argue? if you think a thread isn't to your liking move along. First you post to tell me that I'm stressing over nothing, which I'm fully aware of, and then to criticise me personally? what the heck? if you're as adult as what you say you are why are behaving like a first grader: instigating things and then perpetuating them to no avail? If I'm a child who should go and play with the other kiddies why waste your time delivering commentary about me and posting on a thread you have no interest in.

    You need a hobby.