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Old 03-14-2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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OT: Pet Peeves
What are your pet peeves?

Mine include: People scraping their teeth on their fork when they're eating.

People with appallingly poor manners.

And one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me I am not tall. I'm female and 5'8.5". I'm above the average height of a woman in practically every country (barring some parts of Africa) on the planet, not to mention taller than the average male in a bunch of countries. I'm taller than my parents, the same height as my boyfriend, taller than my ex-husband. Taller than the majority of my friends including some of my male friends.

I'm confused as to how this cannot be considered tall.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:07 AM   #2
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My pet peeve is people who use the word "irregardless" which is not a word at all.

People who write should/could/would OF instead of should/could/would HAVE

These are about the only things that can set my teeth on edge. Everything else is water off a duck's back.

Except for people who go through the self-checkout lanes in a store and have no idea whatsoever what they are doing.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:26 AM   #3
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Not using turn indicators. It's the law, people, NOT optional!

You're is short for you are. Your is possessive!

Not owning up to mistakes. Suck it up, admit you're wrong, and own it. Don't pass the buck.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:42 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by SandsLVT View Post
Not using turn indicators. It's the law, people, NOT optional!
While that is truely annoying what makes me want to rip my hair out is people who drive with their four way flashers on....... If it is raining don't put on your flashers and drive we all know it's raining. If you are that fearful for your life either don't drive or pull over and stop, then you should put your flashers on.

When driving and flashing it can be very difficult for trailing motorist's to determine whether you are stopped or moving, which of course can lead to an accident.

BTW Sands I made sure to use the correct form of your.

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I teach high school and though I am NOT a grammer nazi it annoys the c*** out of me when they mess up to/too/two, there/they're/their, and of course answering a test qeustion w/ IDK. I want it give them a zero right off the bat.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:21 PM   #6
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Grammar and misspelling bug me, too. Drives me nuts when someone says "I seen" instead of "I saw".

Forks on teeth is awful...just thinking about it gives me the chills.

Another one is people who stand too close to you to talk... get out of my personal space already!!
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:31 PM   #7
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I think people thinking they are above rules pisses me off the most.

That includes all of those little things, like turn signals, and not turning your cell phones off at the movies, or butting in lines...just anywhere that people either pay no mind to, or think they are above the rules. Gah that irks me. Like people who jump over roped off areas! Arggh!

On the note of grammer though...it doesn't bother me, but what did bother me was a friend online telling me that a teacher graded her sons paper quite highly even though the whole thing used leet speak and internet slang....*sigh* that is sooooo wrong!
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I have a unique name. I HATE it when people ask me questions about my name like "What country is that from, Hawaii?! Spain!?!" I think I've been asked just about every country on Earth. I decided I'm going to start answering "Vulcan."

I also loathe it when they say " I have a niece/cousin/friend ad nauseam with that name" I feel like saying "I know about 40 people with *your* name!" It's like they are trying to tell me my name isn't special/unique/different, like I ever said that it was to them.

I wish people would just STOP with the commentary about my name, I've heard it all for a gazillion times. Please. stop.

It's so bad I hate telling people I just met my name, I avoid it until there's no other choice. My estimation of someone's intelligence goes way up if they don't pronounce it wrong or make idiotic statements about it.
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Speaking of grammar: What really bothers me is the wrong use of the word I. Is grammar no longer taught as it use to be?

Example:

Mrs. Jones gave Sidney an apple.
Mrs. Jones gave me an apple.

Both of these are correct, but when combined most people (now a days) would say, "Mrs. Jones gave Sidney and I an apple", instead of the correct way, " Mrs. Jones gave Sidney and me an apple." Or, you could say, " Mrs. Jones gave us an apple".
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The "me" always sounds wrong to me. Also "in back of" is correct but sounds all kinds of wrong.
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