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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:26 pm

canaan wrote:bono.


but.....he does it for the starvin children!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:26 pm

- People with English Degrees. It is not my fault that you can't get a job with your degree. I don't care if I use the correct grammar or spelling on a message board.


It's not polite to judge people, nor does it take an english major to correct your grammar.....probably takes a couple weeks of grade school....

ps, I am not an english major....but some near and dear people are.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:27 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:
canaan wrote:bono.


but.....he does it for the starvin children!



does he cheat on his wife for the starvin' children? :lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:27 pm

People who send xmas cards with a letter attached telling me what colleges little stevie is applying to, and how well little sarah is doing in cheerleading. PISS OFF!
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:32 pm

People who pronounce it "DIABEATIS" instead of "DIABEETEES" I dont care which one is correct...
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Member on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:32 pm

canaan wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:
canaan wrote:bono.


but.....he does it for the starvin children!



does he cheat on his wife for the starvin' children? :lol:

No. Not at all.

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby littlemoonboot on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:33 pm

Fulci wrote:Why do people cross their 7s anyway? It's not like they look like another number. I can understand when you write a Z it can look like a 2 so the cross helps the Z.


Some people's 7s do end up looking like 1s without them.


Here's a question for some of you. As I'm an American living in England, when corresponding with British people, I spell words in the British way, like "colour" and "theatre." I don't do this when corresponding with Americans though. I revert back to the American spelling. A friend of mine thinks that's silly and that I should just always use the American spellings. I guess it's a hangover from my proofreading and typesetting days where we used the varying spelling and punctuation standards accordingly depending on language and region. Even in the U.S. some spellings will vary. For a while our proofreading standard had us spell website as "Web site" and that always drove me absolutely crazy.

I'm not a jobless English major, by the way. :)

I think my friend is a bit of a hypocrite in that she takes on foreign and regional accents like nobody's business and I've been trying to avoid taking on any accents because I don't want to end up sounding like Madonna. But that's another can of worms...
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:39 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:People who pronounce it "DIABEATIS" instead of "DIABEETEES" I dont care which one is correct...



you hate wilford brimley? :lol:
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Three Stars on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:40 pm

canaan wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:People who pronounce it "DIABEATIS" instead of "DIABEETEES" I dont care which one is correct...



you hate wilford brimley? :lol:


Check your blood sugar. Check it OFTEN.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:40 pm

I spell it theatre half the time anyway. Don't use colour though, no need to make myself work harder than i have to.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby littlemoonboot on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:41 pm

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:41 pm

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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:42 pm

littlemoonboot wrote:Here's a question for some of you. As I'm an American living in England, when corresponding with British people, I spell words in the British way, like "colour" and "theatre." I don't do this when corresponding with Americans though. I revert back to the American spelling. A friend of mine thinks that's silly and that I should just always use the American spellings. I guess it's a hangover from my proofreading and typesetting days where we used the varying spelling and punctuation standards accordingly depending on language and region.



i wish more people acted this way--it's refreshing.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby PensFanInDC on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:42 pm

Im totally loling right now...
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby canaan on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:43 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:Im totally loling right now...



that wilford brimley/terminator-ish pic is chock full of win.

lol @ brimleycat as well.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Pitts on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:52 pm

I have simply no patience in the world. Slow people on the road, slow cashiers at the grocery, long slow lines at the post office, office workers who slow your day by bull-crapping too much, slow people in aisle, people sitting in a parking lot aisle for 10 minutes waiting for another to pull out of the first space so they can have it (just park your friggin' car and walk a bit!), chatty neighbors stopping me in my drive way when I pull in, drivers who take 15 minutes to make a damn right turn...it goes on and on. Absolutely no patience.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Fulci on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:52 pm

littlemoonboot wrote:Image

That picture made me laugh so hard I'm crying right now. Boy, I sure do love the internet sometimes. Thank you.

Anyone remember the Wilford Brimley SNL skit? All I remember is John Goodman was playing him, he's sitting on a horse and something about him getting off the horse and onto a large dog and then onto the ground. I've been trying to find it forever on the SNL site, youtube, no luck. It was so hilarious.

Another peeve that just occurred in gchat with my friend. People who don't like snow. We live in PENNSYLVANIA. Don't ***** about the snow. Move if you don't like it. GRRRRRRRRR.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby AlexPKeaton on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:59 pm

Troy Loney wrote:
- People with English Degrees. It is not my fault that you can't get a job with your degree. I don't care if I use the correct grammar or spelling on a message board.


It's not polite to judge people, nor does it take an english major to correct your grammar.....probably takes a couple weeks of grade school....

ps, I am not an english major....but some near and dear people are.


No I don't mean random english majors, I mean english majors and non-degreed grammar nazi's who feel the need to point out grammar mistakes on message boards. I'm an engineer, and I don't go to people's houses and LOL at their stupidity at hooking up a cable box to an HDTV with coax.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dagny on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:03 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:oooo, I got another one. Sometimes this irritates me to know end,


Here's another one for me! ^^^^^^^^^^ :P

Irregardless and not using blinkers may also be added to my list.

Irregardless is akin to nu-CU-lar for me, in that it also gives me an involuntary twitch.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:10 pm

dagny wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:oooo, I got another one. Sometimes this irritates me to know end,


Here's another one for me! ^^^^^^^^^^ :P

Irregardless and not using blinkers may also be added to my list.

Irregardless is akin to nu-CU-lar for me, in that it also gives me an involuntary twitch.


hahaha, the best part is that I corrected that from "no" I don't know what I was reading that made it look wrong.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Hockeynut! on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:14 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:People who send xmas cards with a letter attached telling me what colleges little stevie is applying to, and how well little sarah is doing in cheerleading. PISS OFF!


Oh, that reminds me of another one.

People who use Xmas. ;) I actually don't mind the abbreviation much, but I've heard two people actually say "x mas". I wanted to punch them in the face.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby Kovy27 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:17 pm

I didn't read the whole thread...but

1. Spelling players names wrong on teams.
2. Spelling PITTSBURGH with no H
3. Goats
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby newarenanow on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:22 pm

I hate people that spend all day posting on a message board.
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby skullman80 on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:23 pm

newarenanow wrote:I hate people that spend all day posting on a message board.


I hate people that pad their post count. :P
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Re: Your irrational pet peeves

Postby dagny on Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:24 pm

newarenanow wrote:I hate people that spend all day posting on a message board.


. . . says the guy with over 15,000 posts. :lol:

Yep, good job, definitely irrational. :wink:
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