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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Enigma » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:42 pm

Glitzer wrote:This is the worst thing ever.

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Kill it with fire.

So glad i sleep on a couch.
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:44 pm

pixies mostly.

Thought I am somewhat fond of the candy made from their ground up bones.
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Jadecavy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:58 pm

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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Ileia » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:05 pm

Doing this with words:

Motion graphics --> mograph
frozen yogurt --> froyo
science fiction --> sci-fi

You get the idea. Not the ones where the two words are actually long and I can understand abbreviating them (Retroactive continuity -->Retcon), but the ones that make it sound like there's currently some sort of syllable shortage. For some reason, words like that actually makes me really angry when I hear them. And not in the usual "that's annoying" kind of way, but in an actual "I just had a surge of rage when you asked if I wanted frozen yogurt" way.
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby irriadin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:24 pm



Jesus Christ...
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Ileia » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:31 pm

Yeah, I'm with you on that one, too. I hate house centipedes. I haven't seen any in awhile (winter yaaaay), but I'm hoping the new cat will take care of them when they inevitably re-emerge. I'll have to train him. Kitty training montage!
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Otohiko » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:32 pm

Ileia wrote:Doing this with words:

Motion graphics --> mograph
frozen yogurt --> froyo
science fiction --> sci-fi


Just for the record, those are called portmanteaus.

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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby zibbazabba905 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:35 pm

Ileia wrote:Doing this with words:

Motion graphics --> mograph
frozen yogurt --> froyo
science fiction --> sci-fi

You get the idea. Not the ones where the two words are actually long and I can understand abbreviating them (Retroactive continuity -->Retcon), but the ones that make it sound like there's currently some sort of syllable shortage. For some reason, words like that actually makes me really angry when I hear them. And not in the usual "that's annoying" kind of way, but in an actual "I just had a surge of rage when you asked if I wanted frozen yogurt" way.


Sorta the opposite here, more with the people who use $2 word when a 10c word will do, or when they sound like they're doing a product placement. I also live in the state that "noun nouns" are normal (and I also wish that were a real thing...) so there could be a reason for that
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby TritioAFB » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:39 pm

I hate when I'm passing a good time with friends, and other person tries to ruin your day with nonsenseless discussions
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Fire_Starter » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:41 pm

Otohiko wrote:One that frequently comes to my mind - talking casually to women who will suddenly and out of nowhere bring up their boyfriend in the conversation, like some sort of defense mechanism. Jesus christ, when every other sentence ends with "my boyfriend" and I only asked what they've been up to lately, it really grinds on my nerves. I don't hate anyone mentioning their boyfriend at all or anything, but there's a very clear line between casually mentioning something and obsessively reinforcing something. It's very obvious to me when I'm being treated as some sort of male on the prowl who could obviously be a threat and needs to be reminded his place. It's not like that happens constantly or anything, but often enough to really annoy me.

There's many counterexamples to that; for example a girl that I actually had a huge crush on about a year ago turned out not to be single, but was completely cool about the way she revealed that information or treated me otherwise. It was good for me to know in that situation, too. There's plenty of genuine ways and reasons why a significant other could be mentioned, and I certainly got no problem with those and would be entirely interested if it actually has to do with the subject of conversation at hand. But it really fucking drives me up the wall when I get those blatant signals in casual conversation for no reason other than the obvious lame one :|


Methinks I can add to this list. Lemme see here...

<rant>

Women who:
-Make no mention of a significant other, flirt like crazy, then when you try to make plans, go the "sure, then you can meet my boyfriend!" route. :evil:
-Only want to spend time with you when they want/need something, like you're their on-call helpdesk or someshit. :evil: :evil:
-Flirt with anything that has a pulse, yet when you pay them a good-natured, completely friendly compliment, or try to show some modicum of affection in the same vein, they spazz out and act like you're trying to get into their pants. :evil: :evil: :evil:
-Pull the above crap, then go out and get blackout drunk on a beach and start dating some guy they shacked up with while there. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
-Try to make a move on you, then get back with their ex, and their version of the story makes you look like the asshole. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
-Friendzone the shit out of you, but continue to whine about every guy they date being a complete jerk/idiot/whatever. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Castor Troy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:42 pm

I hate static electricity. In fact, it's the #1 thing I LOATHE on this planet.
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Fire_Starter » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:42 pm

Ileia wrote:Doing this with words:

Motion graphics --> mograph
frozen yogurt --> froyo
science fiction --> sci-fi

You get the idea. Not the ones where the two words are actually long and I can understand abbreviating them (Retroactive continuity -->Retcon), but the ones that make it sound like there's currently some sort of syllable shortage. For some reason, words like that actually makes me really angry when I hear them. And not in the usual "that's annoying" kind of way, but in an actual "I just had a surge of rage when you asked if I wanted frozen yogurt" way.

So you just had a surrage when you were asked about froyo? :ying:
*runs and hides...*
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<Stirspeare> Fire_Starter: Electoral college etc.

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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby zibbazabba905 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:43 pm

http://housecentipedes.org/images/Centipede_3.jpg

Would also like to remind everyone that there's always one near you somewhere....
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Castor Troy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:43 pm

zibbazabba905 wrote:
Ileia wrote:Doing this with words:

Motion graphics --> mograph
frozen yogurt --> froyo
science fiction --> sci-fi

You get the idea. Not the ones where the two words are actually long and I can understand abbreviating them (Retroactive continuity -->Retcon), but the ones that make it sound like there's currently some sort of syllable shortage. For some reason, words like that actually makes me really angry when I hear them. And not in the usual "that's annoying" kind of way, but in an actual "I just had a surge of rage when you asked if I wanted frozen yogurt" way.


Sorta the opposite here, more with the people who use $2 word when a 10c word will do, or when they sound like they're doing a product placement. I also live in the state that "noun nouns" are normal (and I also wish that were a real thing...) so there could be a reason for that


I really hate it when people use "mah" for "my". "My" is so much shorter to type! :roll:
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Re: Little things you hate?

Postby Otohiko » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:43 pm

Oh, and if we're talking linguistics pet peeves, at the top of my (somewhat long) list is totally constant codeswitching.

Any of you who fluently speak more than one language or deal with people who do know what that is. It's when you start saying something in one language and then start throwing in words or sentences in another language, and then end up speaking two languages at the same time, butchering both in the process. Stuff like Spanglish or the weaboo tendency to throw in words from Nihongo because it's so kawaii are examples. The one that obviously mostly gets me is mixing Russian and English. I NEVER do it unless I'm either joking around, or am seriously stumped for a translation of some word or an idea, but it pisses the hell out of me when I hear people doing it, particularly if it involves butchering Russian. Sadly, a LOT of immigrants do that. Drives me up the wall.
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