Pet Peeves (What Are Yours)?

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  1. The Rhetoric of Life

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    People who use kilometres instead of miles.

    *Especially if you don't have to. (Like being in a country/from a country that uses miles but deciding use kilometres instead for some reason).. There is just no need!

    That's a pet peeve of mine; using kilometres, instead of miles.
    Grrr! lol
     
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    Also; airlines allow you to use air miles, not air kilometres... JK lol (I make myself laugh).

    It's just cruel and weird to me that someone would invent a kilometre.

    What the hell's a kilometre?! What's so wrong with a mile?
     
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    When I say thank you to someone for a service, be it a glass of water, dinner, etc. and they respond "no problem" instead of you're welcome.
     
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    Running a 5K sounds so much longer than trotting 3 miles.
     
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    I don't know if PF has enough server space for my list. ;-)

    #1 Bigotry and all kinds of hatred. Life is too short for that nonsense.
    #2 People with no manners (can't say "please" or "thank you" or eating like a pig, etc.).
     
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    Gossipy old hens.
     
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    When someone says, "Now that's what I'm talking about". Erm, you weren't!!
     
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    People that pronounce the "t" in "often". It's silent.
     
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    People who say "pet peeve".

    It casts a bad light on pets.
     
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    I do that often. Why does it bother you?

    (if your reasoning is sound, I will try to do it less)
     
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    I do that often too. Saying youre welcome sounds like an invitation for me to do it again for you. That's going too far.
     
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    Americans pronouncing certain words on YouTube, makes ya cringe.
     
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    People who use faux swear words such as frick, frack to pretend they're not swearing. Censorship in songs. Obnoxious slang/phrases such as peachy keen and nifty.

    I think the metric system is superior, but it's true I'm more used to thinking of long distances in miles. The metric system is better because it uses powers of 10 for units instead of weird uneven numbers like what, 5,000 something feet per mile.

    I'd say I almost always hear people use a t, thinking of Oregon and California. I usually thought people were just being lazy leaving off the t, and yes it did seem to be people from elsewhere in the US with accents, like how Americans butcher the original English all the time. But it is true there are many similar words where I never hear the t used such as hasten, listen, soften. And apparently it's considered okay for the t to be silent in often as well (both considered correct), but the dictionary tends to adopt what a lot of people do all the time, doesn't make it better.

    One complaint I have about leaving the T off is it sounds too much like the slang for killing somebody, and would sound exactly the same if somebody was being lazy as usual (offing, "offen").

    Maybe I'm biased. I do like how English sounds better in England, Ireland, Australia.. even Canada, compared to all of America and in particular the South.
     
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    When asked a question the respondent's opening words are "to be honest" blah, blah.

    One's immediate thought is so when are you not honest in answering questions?


    When a person injects "you know what I mean?" in every other sentence.


    Oh, and when toilet paper isn't unrolling from of the underside of the roll which has scientifically been proven to be the wrong way to insert the roll due to germs from one's hand hitting the wall when grabbing the toilet paper.

    I have turned many a roll over in other people's bathrooms.
     

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