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  1. max

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    . . . is it traffic habits, grammar or spelling, personal tics (and tocks): list here your pet peeves.

    One of mine is the form "try AND x" rather than "try To x".
     
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  2. forzainter

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    i hate it when people say the word 'lol' instead of just laughing, i hate it when people use shortened versions of words like 'u' and 'gr8' for example, that really annoys me so much
     
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  3. goober

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    Imposters, frauds, people who make claims about themselves that they can't back up or show any evidence to be true. If it is a meaningless claim, no big deal but if it is central to their post or somehow meant to give more authority to what they are saying then I get irked.
     
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  4. hjminard

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    "I seen ..." instead of the correct "I saw ...". Unfortunately common in Michigan ... and in much of the southern U.S.

    Locally, in Michigan: "acrosst (acrossed?) the street", rather than the correct "across".

    Here at work: non-disabled people who stick their arm between closing elevator doors, and then proceed to go up or down ONE floor. There are multiple staircases available ...
     
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  5. Serve em Up

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    Any movie starring Richard Benjamin

    The word Lite
     
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  6. TheShaun

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    lack of common sense :mad:
     
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    Tragically, people using the word or telling me their pet peeve is my pet peeve. Oh cruel fate.
     
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  8. ilovecarlos

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    Oh...can I relate to this....I live just outside of Washington, D.C.
    I can't bear being "axed" a question...
    Used to work in a flower shop and I can't tell you how many people would call our shop raving about our designs but complaining that there were at least 5 spelling mistakes on the card:confused:
    Guess the DC school system isn't graduating too many English majors:-(
     
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  9. max

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    Carlos. . . You must mean the schools AIN'T graduating no English majors.
     
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    The DC school system can't even get enough books for their students!

    My pet peeve...unfunded educational mandates!!!!
     
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    yeah, it bugs me, too. "aksed."
     
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  12. hjminard

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    Good one. I'm irritated by most if not all intentional mispellings (e.g., Krispy Kreme, "Xtreme" anything, etc.)

    I forgot my two biggest peeves:

    (1) The expression "Oh my God!"

    (2) "Xmas" instead of Christmas.
     
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  13. LarougeNY

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    1. chewing with your mouth open. We do have lips for a reason.
    2. Arrogance.
    3. Judgemental fools that base what they think of you on a cursory impression
    4. Overly aggressive, self-serving people
    5. People who ruin other people's game.
     
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    People who say a racquet "rewards a full swing with good pace." Is there a racquet that doesn't do this?
     
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  15. RoddickAce

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    Anyways as opposed to Anyway when used at the wrong time.
     
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  16. drakulie

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    my girflriend or anyone for that matter talking on the phone while in the car with me. (especially my girlfriend).
     
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  17. Kaptain Karl

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    ... Drivers who wander while gabbing on their phones.

    ... Taxes

    ... Foot-faulters

    - KK
     
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  18. Topaz

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    Oh, I hate that, too! I think it is rude!

    You know, you *really* need to swing by the bistro, drak!!!
     
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    Other people vacuuming. I can vacuum with no issues, but when someone else is doing it...the noise drives me CRAZY!
     
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    OMG I DID SO GOOD ON THAT TEST!!!


    yea...
     
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    People who spell "alot" as one word, instead of "a lot".

    People who use the word "irregardless".

    People who pronounce the "t" in the word "often".

    People who use code words like "y", "u", "r", etc. instead of real English to post on the Internet. Are they typing their posts on their cell phone numerical keypads? :confused:

    People who hold and talk on their cell phones while driving.

    People who turn up the volumes on their car stereos so loud so that everyone within a one mile radius is forced to listen to their crappy music.

    And this may just be in California and the one thing that pisses me off the most, but PEOPLE WHO NEVER USE THEIR TURN SIGNALS WHEN MAKING A TURN!!! :mad: Do all these people seriously think that all the other drivers on the road are freaking mind readers????!!!! :confused: :roll:
     
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  22. CanadianChic

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    There are way too many to list under the 10,000 limit for a post, but I will say that two are:

    When people pronounce Valentine's day as Valentime's,

    and similarly,

    When people pronounce sandwich as sammich.

    Arrggh!
     
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  23. MomentumGT

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    Mine would be:

    1) A random doubles partner telling me how to play when they themselves are terrible and or have no tournament experience and they're playing badly.

    2) People who talk on their cell phones while driving.

    3) Getting choked unconscious @ jui-jitsu training.

    4) Over crowded tennis courts.

    5) Nagging Ex-GF trying still to get back together.

    6) Burnt steak.

    -Jon
     
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  24. Bodacious DVT

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    poor table manners are the worst. chewing with your mouth open, talking with food in your mouth, i just hate it.
     
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  25. str33t

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    people who drag their feet when they walk.
     
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    people who use the word "one" too much in this type of way: "when one knows how one is . . . "
     
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    Just a lot of things, really. Like when some wannabe club like 18th st lounge in dc for instance stops being open on tue nights out of the blue. Also ticks me off when people who are too trashed to compose good posts on an internet forum do it anyways. And also people being mental on the court are really annoying about tennis to me. And people just being weird is really annoying, because nobody knows what's going in.
     
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  28. ilovecarlos

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    Sreammmmmmmmmmm!!! When working in flower shop on Valentine's Day (this is pure hell just in case anyone wondered) I would get calls, "I wanna order 12 dozen of roses".....runs away from computer screaming nooooooooo!
     
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    Bwuahahahaha! So true for most of the lexicon of racquet testers. Just buy the bloody thing and try it for yourself!

    -Robert
     
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  30. PimpMyGame

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    I don't like seeing anyone being treated like dirt because they are a waiter, shop assistant, cleaner, etc. etc. I occasionally see a fellow director at work pull up to the gate at the end of the day and expect the security guard to walk to his car and collect his keys. Why can't he get out and hand them over like any normal human being?
     
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    #1 would be the biggest earsore on the courts. I had to tell a guy the other day that if he were going to coach on the courts to do it with people who wanted to be coached and wanted to pay for it.

    Never tell your partner what he should be doing in the middle of a match, unless he's breaking the rules, then do it gently. Consultation is not the same thing as saying "Why did you go for that volley?", usually said with derision bordering on hysteria. 99.99% of us are woefully poor amateur players and 99.999% of the matches have no significance except for their excercise and varying ego values. Have fun, not fuss.

    -Robert
     
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  32. PimpMyGame

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    Of course I must add that drivers who refuse to indicate annoy me. Bad grammar and spelling used to **** me off, but now I'm over it (unless it's an official document, then there are no excuses).
     
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  33. Serve em Up

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    Like I was reading this post then I like thought it really drives me nuts when like people use the word like all of the time. It's like they never learned how to speak properly like when they were in school!
     
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  34. ananda

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    the thread title like says "Give us you pet peeve".
    Like what are you going to do with it ?
    And i'd like like to know who is this "us" anywayS.

    p.s. my pet peeve is people using "anyways".
     
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  35. power_play21

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    people who arent aware of the noise they make. either on a test chewing gum real loud, or spazically tapping their foot on the floor.

    oh, and wistlers. why the heck do people wistle? i hate it.

    also jeans that look like they were put in a mega blender and have holes all over the place.

    also white college guys who dress like they are ghetto gangsters with those weird hats with stickers, pointe to the side, with huge jeans and colorful huge tshirts, walking like theyre taking a dump.

    and professors who dont know how to teach. that is the worse. they just put up the powerpoint, fly through the material an you havent got a clue whats going on.

    oh and when people get bad grades but they didnt put the effort in to get a good one in the first place, then they complain about the class and the professor. and then they tell you to go to hell when you get a good grade.

    and people who walk like thyre in NY or something. dont even look at you, like they have this 'higher cause' function they need to do that is critical and cant make the effort to say hi, smile or something.

    and pedestrians who think they can just cross the road anywhere and its your responsability to stop.

    and police officers who pull you over for going 5 above.

    and giving flowers and a tedy bear. anything more cheasy then that?

    oh and people who listen to their ipods at mega maximum volume, and you hear that tiny little annoying music coming out the headphones.

    and unibrows. those are just scary actually.

    ok i think thats it.
     
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  36. forzainter

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    dont you mean whistlers?
     
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    How about when you politely ask a male to move by saying "excuse me" and they respond very loudly "squeeze you?".
     
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  38. BreakPoint

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    And related to that, people who say "Wimbleton" instead of "Wimbledon". Even lots of experienced sportscasters say it wrong. It drives me nuts and shows your ignorance of the sport.
     
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  39. Keifers

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    When people write "it's" when they should write "its".

    "It's" is short for "it is" -- as in "it's a heavy frame".

    "Its" is the possessive -- as in "he found its weight hard to handle".

    OK, already?!! ;) :D
     
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  40. Jack the Hack

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    Early on in my career, I worked with a manager that was a frequent pot smoker. His short term memory was so bad, I learned quickly that I had to communicate anything important in an e-mail so that there would be a record of what happened. This e-mail habit has stuck with me and I use this medium of communication as my primary method at work. I'm good at it also. One of the sales reps from a vendor we use a lot once said that I was the "world's greatest e-mailer."

    Given this, my pet peeve is spending time to create a well written e-mail that clearly defines a problem or spells out what I need... only to have the recipient either not read it, or respond with a flippant one liner asking a question that is already answered in what I wrote!!! :roll:
     
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    People who leave their shopping trolleys in the middle of the aisle

    People who talk too loudly on cellphones in public places

    People who stay over your house too long when you want them to go home

    People who reply, "That's what I said, isn't it?!" when you repeat what they've said to make sure you understood their English

    Drivers who get pissed and yell at you for GOING the speed limit!

    Having no lip balm when my lips are chapped

    Forgetting to save game while playing a video game then someone turns it off and having to do everything all over again


    ----among other things.....
     
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  42. Dedans Penthouse

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    "These are a few of my 'favorite' things....."

    -getting that 'static-electric' shock in winter when e.g., you walk across a carpeted floor and then lightly touch the metal plate on a wall light switch......... [size=+1]'T H W A C K !' [/size]

    -having someone throw a plugged-in blowdryer at you while you're trying to play 'battleships' vs. 'U-boats' in the bathtub

    -having a gun pointed at you, then finding out it was only a starter's pistol :neutral:

    -getting your "you-know-what" snagged in the teeth of a metal zipper when "zipping-up" (ouch!) :shock:

    -watching people without any fillings 'show-off' by purposely chewing on aluminum foil "in-your-face"

    -selfish people who think there's a 3 second "grace period" that's allowed before you're not allowed to run a red light

    -warm beer

    -cold women

    -I don't know what a "peeve" actually is, but if I had one, I'd make sure to to 'pet' it :)
     
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  43. CanadianChic

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    Post of the thread right here folks!! Oh D, you need your own column somewhere. I would but a subscription even if it is in Football Weekly just to hear your little pearls of wisdom. :p
     
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  44. str33t

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    People who say "um" too much. Especially when they're giving a presentation in school or something like that.

    It's like they don't know what they're going to say.
     
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    sometimes when people say "escuse me" to get by someone will say "did you fart?" well in my city at least...
     
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    Thanks for the heads up...next time I'm in Tyler Texas I'll be sure to use an alternative expression. ;)
     
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  47. max

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    You know, since I posted this, I forgot my true pet peeve, the one I thought was closest to my (irritable) heart!

    Oh, I suppose people who say "I" when "me" is the appropriate pronoun (they think it's more high-falutin'). To me, it shows some ignorance.
     
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    ...and CC, those 'smoooth' guys are probably the same type 'o clowns who'll feel compelled/insecure (during the 'afterglow') to ask their female partners if they....er,....."arrived" :rolleyes:
     
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  49. heartman

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    Grammar is a big one for me. Outspoken individuals annoy me. And I'm not real big on bullies - I've worked for a couple over the years - I really hate it when little people try to be big people, if you know what I mean.

    On the flip, I'm a sucker for good seafood.
     
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    Oh yes Breaker...this drives me nuts too!!!!!
     
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