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Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Pujgnie » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:39 pm

A place to post what irritates you..... :)

Cyclists riding without lights or safety helmets.
Those little 50cc motorcyles (which sound like a bee in a coke tin) ridden by acne ridden 17 year olds who think they own the road.
People having a nice chat and blocking the aisles of supermarkets.
Drivers who never indicate.
Drivers who use Fog lights in the slightest drizzle around town.

That's a few fer now... will add more later :)
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Mayfly » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:52 pm

goodness don't get me started

bad manners
selfish drivers who can't think outside their metal box
level corssings that close AGES before the train arrives
traffic lights that turn red when no-ones waiting at other exits
being taken for granted
trick or treat............. best stop there [for now]
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:15 pm

hahaha! the "fog lights" issue - i was only chatting with XP about that yesterday - we agreed to differ on the subject, but the bright red lights on the back of vehicles are NOT 'fog lights'! [-x

they are actually called "Hight Intensity Rear Lights" and are designed for use in ANY conditions where extra visibility to other road-users is required - aka heavy spray, not just fog! :)

even the Highway Code (which rarely agrees with either Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations or the Road Traffic Act X( ) states (in the section entitled Driving in adverse weather conditions)...

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You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility improves (see Rule 236).

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You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves.


notice that even the Highway Code (which is not the law) incorrectly calls them "Rear fog lights", whilst never stating that they are solely for fog!!!!

i have to agree though - when there's no need for them, they are dangerous and an utter pain in the arse! [-x


as for supermarket trolleys - oh yes - I'm capable of 'parking' my trolley at the side, out of everyone else's way whilst looking at the shelves - instead of at 45° across the middle of the aisle - why can't they? X(

and noisily crashing into them to push them aside brings the shopper out of their own little world quickly enough to give you a filthy stare! [-x


50cc mopeds - "bee in a coke tin" =)) I've always known them as "snot-pumps" :D

the number of times I've pulled up next to one (with the rider EXACTLY as you describe him!) in the summer time - shorts, tee-shirt, no gloves and even flip-flops. there's me sat on my (proper) bike - full leathers, gloves boots etc - my comment's usually "don't you like your skin?" - vacant look......... :p


anyway, my own main irritation at the moment is the pronunciation of the letter "H" - since when has it been "Haitch" instead of "Aitch"??? X(

oh no, i seem to be getting all hot under the collar now...........best stop before i explode =))

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:23 pm

Don't get me started on supermarket trollies ~x( and the people who push them.
I did the shopping for my grandmother for years, and now I do my mums shopping too, and I've learnt not to block isles with them. Other people seem to think that if they block the isle and I ask politely to shift, that i'm somehow in the wrong for saying excuse me, and inturupting what ever conversation they were having ~x( drives me mad, especially when they don't hear you and keep on yapping :-@ 8-| . I also hate it when people are looking at shelves and only have one hand on the trolly so it drifts out into the lanes of other people, usually me 8-|.
Oh and people who don't look where they are going, I've lost count of people who have run into me or even worse, run over my feet. One christmas some woman saw someone she knew, they swung their trolly around so fast it hit me right in the stomach, I know I have some padding there but that really really hurt X( . But at least they said sorry 8-|
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby RLN » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:46 pm

What annoys me?

Everything - mainly America, Americans (sorry Danforth), American Bastardisation of English, soft pinko lefty liberals, apologists for our part in any war (colonial, world war etc. ) tree -huggers, people who think they are comedians, but are just poor puerile parodies of what a comedian is ( Little Britain, Russel Brand, Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr - surprised they are still alive, Friends, Sex in the City [which is just soft porn for women. If women like that sort of thing - grow up and look at Redtube]). BMW drivers, 4x4s. Maybe my Username should be Victor Meldrew. Bring back Corporal and Capital punishment. 8-}
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:01 pm

corporal punishment - definitely! there are very few youth problems that couldn't be sorted out with a bit of discipline from an early age! forget Supernanny's 'naughty step' - give the buggers a smack! :D

as for Murkinisation of our beautiful language - X(

it's SNEAKED not snuck - DIVED not dove - ENVISAGED not envisioned - someone doesn't "do GOOD" they do WELL - "driving quick" has an "ly" on the end...............oh the list goes on, and mostly because of Murkin imports ~x(

a couple of others that really annoy me - the insertion of the word "of" for no grammatical reason whatever; "he took it off of me" X( it makes no sense! [-x

the other is this over use of the word "myself" - "he gave it to the missus and myself...." - what's wrong with using "me"??? ~x(

of course stuff like this doesn't appear to be taught in schools anymore :(

then of course there's the "Australian Question Inflection" - someone who's voice goes up at the end of every sentence, as if it's a question - drives me potty! =))

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Mayfly » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:09 pm

now you be careful of your blood pressure SM =))
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:12 pm

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Pujgnie » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:16 pm

TV interviews with footballers who end every sentance with 'Ya know'

And a pound for every sentence from commentator who says.. 'It only takes a second to score and change the game..' or 'It's a game of two halves'
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:38 pm

I hate people who put "ya know" at the end of every sentence, no we don't know, that's why we asked
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:40 pm

Oh and people who don't know the difference between, there, their and they're. I had it drummed into my one day at school when I put the wrong one, and my teacher Miss Nussey, made me write them over and over on the black board at Lunchtime. I've never forgotten.
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:49 pm

ah well these days, that would be seen as victimisation/bullying etc and the teacher would probably be disciplined :p

especially for using such a racist piece of classroom equipment as a BLACKboard! ~x(

general apostrophe usage these days though is dreadful; i remember being scolded at school if i missed an accent on a French word - surely our mother tongue is even more important isn't it? ;)

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:07 pm

well in that case, so is WHITEboard :p :))

Mis Nussey was horrible, she finaly got the sack for pushing a year ten down the english block stairs.


I never got the hang of punctuation, it was never ever explained to me in english lessons. We had to analyse various pieces literature, but noone ever sat us down and did the basics :-?? .
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:15 pm

blimey, that's nothing - Mr. Alexander (aka "Stavros" for some reason) used to stand us in the bin and then attack us with a sword - just as a prelude to dangling us over the staircase handrail =))

but i have to say, that was the last time i forgot to bring mt geography homework in! ;)

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Mayfly » Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:20 pm

Our music rteacher [can't remember his name] punch & kicked one of my classmates - the lad went home & got dad who then hit the teacher - most interesting music lesson I ever had :D
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Pujgnie » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:15 pm

Crikey... this has turned into chat thread already.

Can we get bak to topic please ?
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:31 pm

ok, as you asked so nicely :))

can anyone tell me what happened to "Mothering Sunday"? it seems to have become a much more 'retail-friendly' "Mothers' Day" X(

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby IanM » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:54 am

Two words, if you can call them that...

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:06 am

agreed!

even the word "text" annoys me - its use as a verb: "he texted me..." X(

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby IanM » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:07 pm

I've even heard some people argue that we should accept it because it's just the English language evolving!! X(
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Wedgy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:00 pm

IanM wrote:I've even heard some people argue that we should accept it because it's just the English language evolving!! X(


To what? Back to Apes? ~x(
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby MrTim » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:00 pm

Saracenman wrote:ok, as you asked so nicely :))

can anyone tell me what happened to "Mothering Sunday"? it seems to have become a much more 'retail-friendly' "Mothers' Day" X(

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Not quite true. Most places have it as "Mother's Day" (note the position of the apostrophe). Who is this individual mother who has her own day every year? :-?

The incorrect use of apostrophe's really annoy's me ;)
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby Saracenman » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:29 pm

MrTim wrote:The incorrect use of apostrophe's really annoy's me ;)


me too! X(

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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby RLN » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:03 pm

Are you people trying to make me explode? ~x(
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Re: Pet Peeves and assorted Nuisances

Postby RLN » Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:05 pm

Here's one that will make the Men feel faint.


Mrs. RLN (God bless her, and all who sail in her) has announced that she wants to go to Bluewater tomorrow :((
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