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Pet Peeves

  1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
    Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago

    Some of my pet peeves are....

    When people use words in the wrong context.

    When people use "I seen" instead of "I have seen" or "I saw"

    People who stop right in the middle of a busy hallway or sidewalk, or who stop right at the top of the escalator.



    What are yours?

  2. h.a.borcich profile image60
    h.a.borcichposted 7 years ago

    I get peeved when people either drive 20 or more miles above or below the speed limit...They either try to run you over or are begging to be rearended LOL

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    When people use "loose" instead of "lose"

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Irregardless!!!! Why must that be so?!!!!

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hate that one too, but I have to admit it still sounds like a real word! lol

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol   I saw "irregardless" on HubPages last week, and it was in a Hub and not "just" on the forums.

        My pet peeves tend to be centered around grocery-store behavior (specifically, being oblivious to the fact that others exist); although I have a ton of grammar "peeves" and a bunch related to eating/gum-chewing noises.   lol

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Like the elderly woman who cut in front of me in the Deli department and told the woman behind the counter she was next? I put a hex on her. big_smile

      2. Stimp profile image80
        Stimpposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        EXACTLY.....when someone says something using words incorrectly, whether writing or speaking.....it stops me in my tracks and the only thing I hear from them on is my own head going "is that a word?"

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          Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The person I knew that said it the most's father was an English teacher.

  5. TimTurner profile image78
    TimTurnerposted 7 years ago

    People that chew with their mouth open!!!

    People that take the elevator one or two flights of stairs when they weight 200+ pounds or if they are young!

    People who brake BEFORE turning on their turn signal.  Should be the other way around folks!

    Guys who stand at the urinals so close they are touching them (gross).  If you are that scared that someone will see your penis, go in the stalls!  smile

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    how about people who clip their nails at work

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    A whole 'nother...I'm going through the Stewie litany. big_smile

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "A whole 'nother": not a pet peeve for me, I say it constantly. Makes me laff.
      "Irregardless": very irritating.
      "Inflammable": very confusing.
      "Anyhoo": makes me cringe. This one is my pet peeve. tongue

      1. Lisa HW profile image82
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It was about 30 years ago my friends and I realized we were using "a-whole-nother" and couldn't seem to control the use of it; so I decided to accept that it's funny and just use it.  lol  It somehow has more impact than "another whole", and there's even a subtle difference between "a-whole-nother" and "a-whole-other".  I actually occasionally use it in my writing, just to be funny.

        1. wyanjen profile image89
          wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol
          I think "a-whole-other" is the formal use. Whole 'nother is more low brow...

          I am sure that I am somebody else's pet peeve: I just can't stop myself from saying "sammich".

          1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
            Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh good, I'm not the only one who says "sammich" lol

            1. Lisa HW profile image82
              Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              My brother-in-law apparently thinks it's hilarious to always say, "san-hamwich" instead of ham sandwich.  roll  I, on the other hand, don't think that one's all that funny.  lol  I say, "sandwich", rather than "sammich" (sort of not a fan of "sammich", myself  lol ).  Then again, I say, "peetz" for "pizza" because it's "friendly-like", and "doan's" for "donuts" (because my year-old nephew said that about 27 years ago, and it caught on, at least with me  lol).

              To me, as long as the user knows the correct thing, none of these things should be pet peeves (unlike, "irregardless" and using "loose" for "lose"  lol  ).  Of course, it could be someone's pet peeve when someone else thinks something is funny but it isn't.  lol

              1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
                Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I have to confess: for a long while, scrabble-playing little old me thought it was irregardless! lol

  8. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    When people rush to cut out in front of you -- and you're the only other car on the road! I also go nuts when people say "pitcher" instead of "picture". Passive aggressive anything is a major pet peeve too.

  9. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

    Talkative, obnoxious people.

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you!!!! big_smile

  10. NaomiR profile image85
    NaomiRposted 7 years ago

    Oh, boy, I have many.... let's see:

    When people confuse it's and its

    When people indicate the plural of something by putting an apostrophe before the s, i.e. cat's.

    When people don't flush the toilet in a public bathroom!

    When people talk on their cell phone too loudly.

    When people talk non-stop during a movie.

    In other words, I'm an old grouch...

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The apostrophe bit annoys the heck out of me too.  There are many cats, not something belonging to one cat! Grrrr

      lol

  11. cocopreme profile image91
    cocopremeposted 7 years ago

    One of my pet peeves is making small talk with strangers.  This is especially true of strangers who want to tell you their life story or intimate details like what gives them gas. 

    I also hate red lights that aren't timed properly.  The lanes that have very cars in them have a long turn while the lanes that are backed up get just a few seconds.  It always seems like I am in the lane that is backed up and I have to sit through two or three cycles before I can get out of the intersection.

  12. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    My upstairs neighbor who stomps around like a wildebeeste.

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm on the top floor of my building - nobody stomping on top of me smile
      However I'm right above the building manager, so I keep my stomping to a minimum.

      Apartment building pet peeve: People who prop the main door to the building open and then leave the area so there is nobody watching. I'm only mildly worried about burglars getting in this way, but you would be surprised at how many door to door salespeople get in because of this.
      There is a giant lock on that door for a reason, people!

  13. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    drivers on cell phones~
     
    people having meaningless conversations loudly on cell phones in public places, grocery stores, coffee shops. we really don't want to hear your conversation...

    mean or rude people~

  14. abcd1111 profile image59
    abcd1111posted 7 years ago

    1. Prolific hubbers. Every time I get notified of a new posting, I feel like a loser.

    2. Insecure people

    3. Humorless people

  15. torimari profile image81
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    I hate when people chew ice.

  16. geminimoon profile image60
    geminimoonposted 7 years ago

    seeing a man pick his nose while driving.

  17. EmpressFelicity profile image84
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    Telephone cold callers.  Particularly the ones who start off by saying, "Hello there, how are you today?" even though they don't know you from a hole in the ground.  Especially when (as often happens) they mispronounce my name.

    My immediate response is always to ask them what they're selling.  When they deny that they're selling anything, I simply put the phone down.

    Moral: if you're trying to sell me something, at least be upfront about it.  And get my name right.

  18. kwalters profile image60
    kwaltersposted 7 years ago

    people who can't get a joke and want you to explain it.

  19. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 7 years ago

    I'm old, I'm gray, I've acquired too many pet peeves (LOL). 
    ...Smacking noises when chewing gum or eating makes me nuts,
    ...Constant loud sniffs without trying to clear the problem makes me crazy and the newest one is
    ...Having to listen to people on cell phones while waiting in the grocery line.

  20. bukan profile image59
    bukanposted 7 years ago

    i feel also but truly speaking it just happens once

    isnt rather be isn't

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    cheap shiit paper

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
      EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      By which you mean toilet paper, I take it?  lol

  22. Larry Gee profile image60
    Larry Geeposted 7 years ago

    people that choose to go completely against the grain and head up a staircase one way when there's an entire flood of people going the other way

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Ain't got no.....

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      oooooo, yup that one too!

  24. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 7 years ago

    When you say one thing and do something different! Man that gets me. smile

  25. Himitsu Shugisha profile image78
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 7 years ago

    Oh wow, this is an easy one...people, especially women that bite their nails. Oh yeah, also, women that have long hair, feel through it, find a lose strain, and then throw it the floor...arrgghhh!!

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sheesh, that's me all over lol

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Axe a question? What's that all about?

  27. Stimp profile image80
    Stimpposted 7 years ago

    One of my biggest.  People spitting.  I've never had the urge to "hock a loog" and spit it on the sidewalk.  YUCK!!!

  28. Himitsu Shugisha profile image78
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 7 years ago

    People who attempt to read and drive at the same time.

  29. wesleycox profile image82
    wesleycoxposted 7 years ago

    Irregardless is an adverb that is the same thing as regardless according to the Encarta dictionary.  In essence, it is a word uneducated people use to sound smart.  Now let me go through and make sure I haven't used it.  As far as my pet peeves, I can't stand the misuse of the words there, their, and they're. 

    There = a place usually but can also mean in or to that place, at that point, on that matter, it can be used to identify a place, or it can be used to start a sentence in the form of a pronoun.
    Their = belonging to them

    They're = They are.

    When people get this wrong once, I'll let it go but getting it wrong consistently will cause me to stop reading and go somewhere else.

    1. sannyasinman profile image59
      sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agree. I switch off also at the repeated misuse of those three words, and also at the misuse of . . .

      to, too, two (it happens)
      your, you're

      any others?

  30. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    peeple who cant spel preperly smile

  31. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    . .and of course NewSpeak which seems to be slowly gaining a foothold here amongst our younger hubbers .   

    do u no wot i meen?

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ugh, I find txt-speak repulsive.  I'll use some short forms, like: imo, lmao, lol, ty, and so on and so on....but I won't shorten words that are already short words!

  32. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    people who say nothing repeatedly and people who use a lot of words to say nothing. hmm

  33. Frugal Fanny profile image59
    Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago

    'Angle' used instead of 'Angel'

  34. WriteAngled profile image89
    WriteAngledposted 7 years ago

    Pop music being played in shops. As soon as I walk in, I start feeling incredibly stressed, can't concentrate on anything, and sometimes feel physical pain in my guts and chest. Very often, I have to leave without buying what I came in for because I just can't stand being there a second longer.

  35. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    I speak and write in a few languages.Sometimes I get a bit confused and make mistakes.Its important to try and look beyond the grammatical errors,misspelled words and anomalies.Sometimes taking a Deeper look yields insight,that makes technical errors tolerable in my opinion...

  36. Frugal Fanny profile image59
    Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago

    saying "axe" instead of "ask" 

    Yes, I know I have a lot of pet peeves! lol

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    when people fart in the elevator - I mean come on hold it a few floors would ya geez

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ewwwwwwwww lol

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes you just can't hold it in lol

  38. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I don't like liars. big_smile

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 7 years ago

    People who say 'less' when they mean 'fewer'.

    People who pronounce 'Michelangelo' Michaelangelo.

    My sister eating all the food in the fridge when she comes down for the weekend.

    And, I agree with Cagsil, liars.

    Oh, and people who are two faced.

    Popular, rich kids.

    Being invited out by girls in the year below just because they want my i.d. for alcohol.

    Women toying with you.

    Women in general.

    Men in general.

    People in general.

    Teachers who teach you nothing all year and then pile it on in the week before the end of term.

    Teachers who do things for their benefit, not ours.

    The University Application Process

    Revising hard for exams and then doing badly.

    Exams in general.

    Tests in general.

    Emo kids who think they know metal just because they listen to MCR.

    BAD song lyrics.

    BAD poetry.

    Limericks.

    Morons who don't understand satire.

    Morons who misunderstand satire.

    J.K. Rowling and her stolen ideas.

    The love of teenage girls everywhere of the TWILIGHT sega.

    The film adaptation of the Shining.

    People who squeeze the toothpaste tube from the front and not the back.

    People like Miley Cyrus.

    Sylvia Plath.

    People who only want to hear their side of the argument.

    People who think R&B is the only form of music.

    People who wear their jeans by their knees.

    Chavs.

    George Orwell.

    Religious people who only see their own argument.

    The Andrex Puppy. Just because a small dog gets wrapped in loo roll does not make me want to use it to wipe my unspeakables with it.

    People who have an obsession with drawing the human penis on walls.

    We get it, Ross, you fancied Rachel in series one, get over it!

    Z listers who want to be famous.

    Being made to study books - forcing me to hate them.

    Not being listened to.

    ...
    ...
    ...

    The list goes on.

    ...

    Wow I have some issues haha. lol

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Did you forget any? lol

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's was really cool. lol lol

  40. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    Everytime I ask my girlfriend what I can do to Turn her on she says
    "Introduce me to your friends"....

  41. mel22 profile image60
    mel22posted 7 years ago

    when people keep adding : buy a cd key topic every two minutes to the forum

  42. ddsurfsca profile image68
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    Parents who let their kids run through the store or restaraunt, or even the laundrymat

    1. Frugal Fanny profile image59
      Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      For that matter, parents who don't teach their kids basic manners.

 
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