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post #101 of 176
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Oh yes! I remember THAT song. eyesroll.gif
Implosion, yes, I thought about it, but somehow it didn't fit. My rage was all directed outward, only it was contained by my brain. I guess it was a "controlled explosion" like the ones used in demolition. orngbiggrin.gif

Could be.  But didn't you inwardly explode just a bit seeing my misspelling of ridiculous?

 

My issue with LO is that it just suddenly showed up after I had been on message boards for years, and I don't know its provenance, and I am still not sure what it means (loved one?  or little one?  Or possibly both, depending?).

post #102 of 176
LOL! Rediculous was noted and much appreciated. lol.giforngtongue.gif
I wonder who's pet pieve I'm activating right now with my gratuitous use of smilies. orngbiggrin.gif

LO is ambiguous, true. The one acronym I find really confusing is BM (breast milk, bowel movement, bear monologue, ?) Most of the time I can tell by context but sometimes you have a sentense like the following (ok, I admit, I made it up).
My LO exploded and covered me in BM. orngtongue.gif
post #103 of 176

There's a sticker on the back of my shampoo bottle that says "Moving Soon to the Natural Isle."  If such a place exists, how can I go about getting there?  I think I would be a perfect fit!

post #104 of 176

The pet peeve that's most on my mind right now is people being out when they're sick and passing on germs. One of my coworkers was all snotty/coughy/sneezy and sick last week at work and despite my best efforts, I caught her cold and I've been in bed and feverish for 6 days now (and missed 3 days of work/pay). Granted, the cold could also have come from one of the clients we saw last week who proudly proclaimed how spaced out she was from all the cold meds she was on. If you're sick, STAY HOME and keep your germs to yourself!

 

I don't have too many pet peeves though. Cutesy words like delish and others in the same vein that have been previously mentioned drive me nuts. My coworkers (all of whom have worked together for 9+years), all say "It's a mute point" and I laugh inside each time they do it.

 

The excessively slow and fast drivers both annoy me. Stick to the speed limit and I'm happy. I hate being stuck behind someone going 25 in a 40mph zone at the end of the day when I just want to get home and eat dinner! I also hate drivers racing around me and scaring the crap out of me all to get 1 or 2 cars ahead.

post #105 of 176

There are two things DH does that are pet peeves of mine:

 

1) Nesting plates in the dishwasher. How exactly is a plate supposed to get clean when there's another plate pressed firmly against the whole of its surface? 

 

2) Leaving wet towels balled up in his hamper. I've told him that he's welcome to put them in my hamper (where I'll see them quickly and either wash them or hang them to dry until laundry day), or even just leave them in the middle of the bathroom floor. But he insists on putting them in his hamper, sometimes with clothes on top of them, so that by the time I find them they're all mildewy. Why? WHY??? 

post #106 of 176

Most of my pet peeves are language related:

 

  1. "ect" instead of "etc..." (short for et cetera)  This one makes me crazy. And, spell check picks this up so there is no excuse other than ignorance.
  2. "Quote" as a noun.  It's "quotation."  
  3. "Very" unique.  Something is either unique or it is not.
post #107 of 176
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Most of my pet peeves are language related:

 

  1. "ect" instead of "etc..." (short for et cetera)  This one makes me crazy. And, spell check picks this up so there is no excuse other than ignorance.
  2. "Quote" as a noun.  It's "quotation."  
  3. "Very" unique.  Something is either unique or it is not.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quote?show=1&t=1297472914

 

post #108 of 176

I just thought of another one: people who use the superlative incorrectly. Like, someone with two sons will say something about her "oldest son" or "youngest son". I heard this all the time, and it grates on my ears...

post #109 of 176
Blinds that are open crooked... how hard is it to make sure both sides are even?
post #110 of 176

When people refer to their own mother of father as just, "mom" or "dad" in conversation.  As in, "mom was in a car accident today".  Unless we are siblings, please say "my" mom when you are talking to me. 

post #111 of 176

People who call any conifer a pine tree and any conifer cone a pine cone.  (Unfortunately for him, my DP is one of those people.)

post #112 of 176

Daffodil, have you shown him http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FijQbZeTGNc ?

post #113 of 176
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2) Leaving wet towels balled up in his hamper. I've told him that he's welcome to put them in my hamper (where I'll see them quickly and either wash them or hang them to dry until laundry day), or even just leave them in the middle of the bathroom floor. But he insists on putting them in his hamper, sometimes with clothes on top of them, so that by the time I find them they're all mildewy. Why? WHY??? 


Because you haven't put everything back in his hamper and told him that he can wash his own mildew.

post #114 of 176

I must be more cranky today, because now I want to play!  I didn't when I first saw this thread yesterday.

 

First, a pet peeve of mine that I've increasingly noticed myself doing . . . overuse of exclamation marks.  Does a sign in a campground about how much firewood to use REALLY need an exclamation mark at the end of each sentence?  Unfortunately, I've started doing this more and more, especially online when trying to get across my excitement.  I'm an exciteable person and it's difficult to convey that with just words.

 

Overuse of quotation marks.  This one really, truly makes me feel like the top of my head might blow off, although I'm not sure why it bothers me so much.  Especially when it's in a context that I can't imagine why someone would use them - like if I had said, "I must be more "cranky" today."  There is no reason for those quotation marks, dagnabbit!  I did once see a misuse of quotation marks that struck me as extremely amusing, though.  In Haines Junction, Yukon, there is a sign on a building on a back road for the Museum "of" Nostalgia.  Yup, only the word "of" is in quotation marks.  Oh, it cracks me up.

 

Misuse of apostrophes - as stated by previous posters.

 

Any number of misuses of words, malapropisms, eggcorns (apparently that's what they're called), etc.  A few examples:

"Whenever I was young" instead of "when I was young".  You were only young once, it was NOT a recurring event.  horrors.gif

 

The previous poster's example of "for all intensive purposes" instead of "for all intents and purposes".

 

I've only ever seen one person do this, but he types "Oh so" instead of "also".  For example, "I want a green one, and I oh so want a blue one."  I thought at first it was a novel and barely acceptable (to me) way of saying he REALLY wanted the blue one, but further evidence has led me to realize that he actually thinks the word "also" is spelled "oh so".  It makes me especially sad because he's about 15 and homeschooled, so I imagine nobody's ever corrected him.  And I'm too chicken to do it, for fear I'll hurt his feelings.  Sigh.

 

"The worse part of it all" instead of "the worst part of it all".  I'm not even sure that this is completely incorrect, but it makes me nuts anyway.

 

"Thunder and lightening" . . . okay, actually, I find this one a little bit funny, because sometimes lightning makes your hair stand on end, as if it's making it lighter.  But still, it makes me twitch.

 

The previously mentioned moot/mute, amok/amuck, except/accept, and lose/loose.  The last one makes me laugh while I cringe, because it's usually a funny image to me - like if you loose your keys, your keys might be out there, running amok, after you foolishly loosed them on the world!

 

Also previously mentioned, but this one really bothers me, is the misuse of "literally".  The use that bothered me the most (because I have a weird thing about eyes and a very active visual imagination) was "my eyes literally popped out of my head".   horrors.gif  This is the only one of my pet peeves listed so far that I've ever actually mentioned to the perpetrator.  I told the seventeen-year-old that it is a terrible abuse of that word to use it in that way - it's basically the opposite of what it means.  He replied that that was the point.  I think I might have hit myself on the head and made strangled, inarticulate noises.  Sigh.

 

There are two more that previous posters mentioned that I also have to second.  People that go out in public when they're sick make me a little nuts.  People that take pride in their work ethic because they go to work or school even when they're sick make me at least twice as nuts.  You mean you're intentionally exposing me and all those around you to your nasty germs, that you know you have, and we're supposed to pat you on the back for it?  Give me a break!

 

Anything that makes my socks wet.  Stepping in a drop of water on the floor, stepping in a puddle, going over the top of my boot (or my hip-waders), being out in the rain for so long that it runs down into my boots.  This (for some totally weird reason) reminds me of the feeling of poop in my pants.  That's why it bothers me so much (I pooped my pants at about 4 years old, and I've never forgotten that disgusting feeling.  Ugh.).  A friend made the joke that when it rains on a work day (when I'm working outside), it's like God pooping in my pants.  That cracked me up . . . but I still hate it.

 

Finally, having to put my hands in cold dishwater.  My husband used to put dishes in a sink full of water and leave them to soak, sometimes for more than a day.  Then I would start to feel like I should do dishes, or like it was my turn, or what-have-you.  If I went to the sink, and there was (shudder) cold dishwater in the sink, I just wouldn't do them.  I once asked my MIL to pull the plug for me, which she did.  I think she didn't mind too much, because I clean the drain in her tub when I go there - she HATES cleaning the drain.  So we trade.

post #115 of 176
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Finally, having to put my hands in cold dishwater. 


me too!
post #116 of 176
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2) Leaving wet towels balled up in his hamper. I've told him that he's welcome to put them in my hamper (where I'll see them quickly and either wash them or hang them to dry until laundry day), or even just leave them in the middle of the bathroom floor. But he insists on putting them in his hamper, sometimes with clothes on top of them, so that by the time I find them they're all mildewy. Why? WHY??? 


Because you haven't put everything back in his hamper and told him that he can wash his own mildew.


Fair enough. But we don't have separate stashes of bath towels -- they all look identical and get put in the linen cabinet together. So I have a vested interest in not letting them get mildewy (IME, once a towel gets mildewy it's never really the same again). I just bought new bath towels and I want them to stay nice, so I go around saving them from certain death every couple of days rather than let half of them get destroyed just to make a point. 

post #117 of 176
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When people refer to their own mother of father as just, "mom" or "dad" in conversation.  As in, "mom was in a car accident today".  Unless we are siblings, please say "my" mom when you are talking to me. 


Why is that an issue, it's their name. Pretend my dh's name is Dave. I don't say "my Dave" I say "Dave". If someone says Mom, and you are confused, well...
post #118 of 176

I'm guessing it's because it's a level of familiarity thing.  When I talk about my husband, I might use my in front of his name, or say my husband, Dan, or even Dan Smith if there are several Dans and I want to be clear.  I don't want to say Dan and just assume everyone knows I mean MY Dan.  When someone says, "Mom is in the hospital" it's kind of like Mom is her name and not acknowledging the fact that most of us use the name Mom to refer to our own mothers, so it at feels either overly familiar or kind of proprietary.  Although it's not something I've really noticed or that bothers me.  If I know the person well, it seems fine.

 

My church choir director always refers to her mom as Mom, and I know who she means now, but when I was new to the choir and she said that Mom was sick, I didn't actually know who she meant because I didn't know one of the women in her choir was her mother.  But I just am realizing now that she always says Mom to us like it's her mother's name, and it doesn't bother me, although I call her mom something else.  I wonder, though, if it's regional or if it's simpler because we all know her mother.  But then sometimes people whose moms I've never met do the same thing, so I don't kno. 

post #119 of 176
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Overuse of quotation marks.  This one really, truly makes me feel like the top of my head might blow off, although I'm not sure why it bothers me so much.  Especially when it's in a context that I can't imagine why someone would use them - like if I had said, "I must be more "cranky" today." 



You might like this:

http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/ smile.gif

post #120 of 176
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When people refer to their own mother of father as just, "mom" or "dad" in conversation.  As in, "mom was in a car accident today".  Unless we are siblings, please say "my" mom when you are talking to me. 




Why is that an issue, it's their name. Pretend my dh's name is Dave. I don't say "my Dave" I say "Dave". If someone says Mom, and you are confused, well...

 

I'm not confused ;)  I just find it presumptious.  I am not even sure if that is the word I am looking for.  But "Mom" is not what I would call your mom.  I would call your husband dave, though. So there is a difference. 
 

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