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9 September 2010
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Not even an answering machine? How very old school of you. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

At least I understand your peeve now.

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Joe said:

As someone who ignores the phone more often than picks it up, I sympathise.

My pet peeves are normally to do with people mangling the English language. Today it's the misuse of the word 'reform', which doesn't mean the same as 'change', but reporters always seem to think it does (it means to improve). Also I can't stand the misuse of 'impact' when people mean 'affect' - eg "How will this impact the project?", or my absolute least favourite, "How can we make this more impactful?"

Sadly I work in new media and there's an awful lot of bullshit spoken.


Oh Joe, please can you let me know when I say something like this? I sometimes trust the media too much a-hard-days-night-ringo-5
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I think if English isn't your first language it's entirely forgivable. My mother used to be a copy editor for a book publishing house, and I used to be a sub-editor, so I'm a stickler for these things - linguistic pedantry is in my blood!

We don't have an answerphone (as they're known here) either. Nothing's that important that it can't wait.

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9 September 2010
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My mom has always used it as a poorman's caller id. Makes it easier to avoid my aunts. brian-epstein

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Ok thanks Joe a-hard-days-night-john-2  Anyway as an English teacher I'd love to check those "things" about language.

 

About answering machines, they're just perfect for me since I never answer the phone when I'm at home. (Nobody calls me anyway)

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I hate when people use text talk when in real conversations. What is the point of saying "lol" when you can actually laugh!

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10 September 2010
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kingjjj8 said:

I hate when people use text talk when in real conversations. What is the point of saying "lol" when you can actually laugh!


Agreed. I hate it when I hear these nerds in my class saying ROFLcopter and LMAO. It's not necessary. If you're rolling on the floor laughing, why don't you actually do it? a-hard-days-night-ringo-13
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I've never heard anyone say Roflcopter in real life, but if they did I'd probably like them just a little bit more.

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10 September 2010
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Joe said:

I've never heard anyone say Roflcopter in real life, but if they did I'd probably like them just a little bit more.


It's even more fun to ROFLcopter.  But you look like an idiot when you do it.
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16 September 2010
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Alright, here's another one. I hate it when people look at my Beatles themed locker at school and they're like "who are they?" and then someone comes along and says "oh they're the Beatles." and then when they ask who the Beatles are they go "Oh they were this band and they made music but they're all dead now."

Dude, two of them are alive.

And when I tell them that they don't believe me because they're convinced 'that type of music' is from the 30's or something.

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16 September 2010
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Joe said:

We don't have an answerphone (as they're known here) either. Nothing's that important that it can't wait.

 

skye said:

My mom has always used it as a poorman's caller id. Makes it easier to avoid my aunts. brian-epstein



My wife and I use our answering machine as caller ID as well. The machine picks up after 3 rings and if we feel like talking, we'll pick up. If not...

skye - your mom is not the only one who avoids phone conversations with relatives. When I was a kid, my mom would have me go ring the doorbell when the phone conversations with one of my aunts would start to drag on. Then she would say, "I have to go - someone is at the door".

As for my pet peeve - bad drivers! It drives (no pun intended) me bonkers when some a-hole pulls out right in front of me only to go a little ways down the road and turn off again. Was it really worth risking my life and theirs just to drive less than a mile to their destination? I'm not a big proponent of road rage and generally keep my middle finger in its holster. But I can certainly understand it.

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As for my pet peeve - bad drivers! It drives (no pun intended) me bonkers when some a-hole pulls out right in front of me only to go a little ways down the road and turn off again. Was it really worth risking my life and theirs just to drive less than a mile to their destination? I'm not a big proponent of road rage and generally keep my middle finger in its holster. But I can certainly understand it.

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It's fun to give someone the bird, just try it once, you'll feel better! I agree on bad drivers, the worst are motorcyclists who absolutely terrify me. I was once driving on the highway, and this idiot decides to pop a wheelie for about a half a mile right next to me. I was preparing for the worst.
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16 September 2010
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Yeah Gnik - some motorcycle riders (not all) are idiots. Most of the ones I know would never pull a stupid stunt like that.

Which brings me to something a bit off-topic (surprise!). Here in Maine, it is a state law that kids 15 and under have to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. Yet 3 years later at age 18, if they buy a motorcycle, they can go screaming down the interstate at 65+ MPH helmetless.

I don't have any feelings at all regarding helmet laws because I don't ride - I just thought that was a bit odd.

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16 September 2010
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GniknuS said:

Zig said:


As for my pet peeve - bad drivers! It drives (no pun intended) me bonkers when some a-hole pulls out right in front of me only to go a little ways down the road and turn off again. Was it really worth risking my life and theirs just to drive less than a mile to their destination? I'm not a big proponent of road rage and generally keep my middle finger in its holster. But I can certainly understand it.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-14


It's fun to give someone the bird, just try it once, you'll feel better! I agree on bad drivers, the worst are motorcyclists who absolutely terrify me. I was once driving on the highway, and this idiot decides to pop a wheelie for about a half a mile right next to me. I was preparing for the worst.

A wheelie? Is that legal?
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16 September 2010
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Dear Prudence said:

GniknuS said:

Zig said:

As for my pet peeve - bad drivers! It drives (no pun intended) me bonkers when some a-hole pulls out right in front of me only to go a little ways down the road and turn off again. Was it really worth risking my life and theirs just to drive less than a mile to their destination? I'm not a big proponent of road rage and generally keep my middle finger in its holster. But I can certainly understand it.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-14


It's fun to give someone the bird, just try it once, you'll feel better! I agree on bad drivers, the worst are motorcyclists who absolutely terrify me. I was once driving on the highway, and this idiot decides to pop a wheelie for about a half a mile right next to me. I was preparing for the worst.
 

A wheelie? Is that legal?
 

No, especially not at 70 mph on the highway. But what was I going to do about it? All I could do was stare in abject horror and pray that he didn't spin out.
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Joe said:

My pet peeves are normally to do with people mangling the English language. Today it's the misuse of the word 'reform', which doesn't mean the same as 'change', but reporters always seem to think it does (it means to improve). Also I can't stand the misuse of 'impact' when people mean 'affect' - eg "How will this impact the project?", or my absolute least favourite, "How can we make this more impactful?"

Mine is similar. 

I hate it when my teachers put "how was this effected?" or "name some affects of this" in PowerPoints. I want to make a giant sign that says, "AFFECT is a verb. EFFECT is a noun. AFFECT is NOT a noun. EFFECT is NOT a verb." 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

22 March 2011
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I take it my (hopefully former) random capitalization wasn't the best, MMM?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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Was it affected? Did you *mean* to randomly capitalize things? I thought it was a product of bad typing.

 

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22 March 2011
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Well most of my posts come from my IPod, which has a compressed keyboard, and occasionally (okay, often) my thumbs hit the button. I was too lazy/half asleep when I post to go back and change, so it became a (sorta) trademark. Although the Hitler of grammar should have told me it mattered to her so much. Also welcome back and also, did you here we are all Nazis?

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

22 March 2011
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Ohh...so it was a product of misdirected typing!

Hey, thanks! Always nice to be missed. 🙂 I'll try to be on here from time to time, but I'm taking a class and they're keeping me busy at work, so...You know how much I love idle chatter, but I paid for this freaking class, so I gotta see it through.

 

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