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What're your pet peeves?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Truthy, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Truthy

    Truthy Titular character

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    A few of mine:
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    When people:
    • call the Netherlands "Holland"
    • call the US "America"
    • confuse ethnic groups and languages (e.g., Arab/Arabic)
    • say "my truth," "your truth," etc.
    • compare neural nets to actual brains
    • call others "bud" or "buddy"
    • mix up "disinterested" and "uninterested"
     
  2. Timsup2nothin

    Timsup2nothin Another drone in the hive mind

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    People who use their car horn other than as intended and allowed by the vehicle code.
     
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  3. Imaus

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    I guess I have a huge stick up my ass for anti-revisionist political terminology.
     
  4. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish 49ers 2019

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    My pet peeve:

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    Dogs


    edit: either no one got the joke or no one thought it was funny. :(
     
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  5. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    People who betray me & lie about me in court.
    The stupidity & greed of man that is destroying the habitability of Earth.
    Bad overly loud music in restaurants.
    Flaky chicks.

    Not sure about the order. Probably flaky chicks are the worst. :mad:
     
  6. Josu

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    • Call Athletic club (Football/Soccer Team) Bilbao
    • Say Basque language is a dialect
    • People in public places with loud music. Don't care about people who is playing an instrument, people with bluetooth speakers playing music in their devices gets me out of my boxes.
    • Anti-vaccines
    • etcetera, with ages I am getting really grumpy
     
  7. Berzerker

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    I'm not your buddy, friend
    he's not your friend, guy
    I'm not your guy, buddy
    he's not your buddy, friend
    I'm not your friend, guy
     
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  8. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    People who use the word "chicks" to refer to human females. :huh:

    Chicks are physically immature members of various avian species that don't have a different word for their young (ie. goslings, ducklings, or cygnets). They are not human females. Human females, if adult, are properly referred to either as "women" or "ladies."
     
  9. Manfred Belheim

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    • Using the word "women" as a singular. This happens incredibly often and I don't know why.
    • Similarly, "tounge".
    • Ant & Dec.
    • At least one person I work with.
    • The inevitability of decline and death.
    • Skinny jeans on men.
    • Flaky dolly birds.
     
  10. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Master of Darkness

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    Hey bud let's get the buddies and have some bud man !
    also :


    ps. I guess my peeve is male and female human homo sapiens constantly sticking up their noses in their smartphone screens ignoring the environment around them.
     
  11. hobbsyoyo

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    Ghosting - especially when it's a professional entity that's doing it. See my rave
     
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  12. Lexicus

    Lexicus Warlord

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    Conservatives, reactionaries, right-wingers
     
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  13. haroon

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    I don't have many, however:

    A suddenly loud and jerky person if only infront of girls, I really want to vomit with this low behavior, actually I was having a serious conflict with my best friend because he always act tough and bully if it's infront of his (already passed away) wife. I hate that ape like behavior, wanna be alpha, alpha my as.

    A cafe with loud disco music (special only in Turkey), I get tormented there but I got no other choice.
     
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  14. hobbsyoyo

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    Irrational entitlement pisses me off something fierce. The train I was on recently had thin walls and I had to listen to a couple complaining non-stop about how they were forced to sit with strangers to eat their meals and that drove me nuts.
     
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  15. BenitoChavez

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    When you are in your car at a stop light and the people around you inch forward, anticipating the light turning green.
    People who tailgate. Tailgate parties are ok though.
    People you cut you off.
    People who flick their cigarettes outside their car window.
    Traffic jams.
    Really just driving in general.
     
  16. Truthy

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    Examples?
    Beat you to it. See the tags :p

    I'm not sure about either of these. The closest to the first one I can think of is "women-owned businesses"? I have no idea what the tongue thing is unless you just mean when it's misspelled?

    Part of the fun of the thread is seeing how many of others' pet peeves you trigger. I do the first one all the time. I do the second one mainly when someone is in the left lane and driving too slowly. Especially if it's a two-lane road and another slow person is in the right lane. I'm an impatient driver.
     
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  17. EgonSpengler

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    People who block or crowd doorways. I see it most often on the subway, but it happens other places, too.

    Similarly, people who cut you off on a narrow stair or corridor, and then walk very slowly. If you're fat, old, injured, carrying half of your personal belongings with you, or just a slug, get over to one side with the other sloths and let the rest of us pass without having to request special permission.

    Misused apostrophes. If you can read this sentence, you should know how to pluralize a noun in English.


    I have an epithet for one particular breed of these folks: The Prom Queen/King. A super-entitled young person. It may not be their fault. It may be that, not long ago, people really did tell them how great they were. Perhaps they were the high school quarterback, the lead in their school play, the smartest or wittiest kid in the room. They were big fish in a small pond, and their parents are still paying their bills as they dip a tender toe into the real world and life in the big city. They're almost cute when they aren't in my way.
     
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  18. hobbsyoyo

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    Related to crowding doorways - people who push their way into an elevator before letting people off
     
  19. Lexicus

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    Oh my god people who do this on the subway are even worse. And my actual biggest pet peeve of all is when a subway car is incredibly crowded right by the doors with no one standing for a good ten feet in the middle of the car...FILL UP ALL THE SPACE IN THE CAR YOU F****** SLUGS

    I remember one time I had to push my way onto a subway car past some moron standing by the door and I was like "can we move" in a slightly exasperated voice and he turns and looks at me like he can't believe I would say anything so rude...he's lucky he didn't say anything...
     
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  20. Truthy

    Truthy Titular character

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    Related: when you and another person are walking or biking towards each other and they don't pick the obvious schelling point of moving to the right. And then you almost end up in the middle square of the bottom row in this figure:
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    Ending up in the left square of the bottom row is also annoying because in that case the other person didn't do their part for the coalition (or maybe they did and this outcome shouldn't bother me?)
     
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