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?
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
I hate that one too, but I have to admit it still sounds like a real word! 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.
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?"
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!
"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.
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. 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.
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".
Oh good, I'm not the only one who says "sammich" lol
My brother-in-law apparently thinks it's hilarious to always say, "san-hamwich" instead of ham sandwich. I, on the other hand, don't think that one's all that funny. I say, "sandwich", rather than "sammich" (sort of not a fan of "sammich", myself ). 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 ).
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" ). Of course, it could be someone's pet peeve when someone else thinks something is funny but it isn't.
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.
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...
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.
My upstairs neighbor who stomps around like a wildebeeste.
I'm on the top floor of my building - nobody stomping on top of me
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!
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~
1. Prolific hubbers. Every time I get notified of a new posting, I feel like a loser.
2. Insecure people
3. Humorless people
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.
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.
i feel also but truly speaking it just happens once
isnt rather be isn't
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
When you say one thing and do something different! Man that gets me.
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!!
One of my biggest. People spitting. I've never had the urge to "hock a loog" and spit it on the sidewalk. YUCK!!!
People who attempt to read and drive at the same time.
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.
. .and of course NewSpeak which seems to be slowly gaining a foothold here amongst our younger hubbers .
do u no wot i meen?
people who say nothing repeatedly and people who use a lot of words to say nothing.
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.
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...
saying "axe" instead of "ask"
Yes, I know I have a lot of pet peeves! lol
when people fart in the elevator - I mean come on hold it a few floors would ya geez
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everytime I ask my girlfriend what I can do to Turn her on she says
"Introduce me to your friends"....
when people keep adding : buy a cd key topic every two minutes to the forum
Parents who let their kids run through the store or restaraunt, or even the laundrymat
by WaffleCheese 11 years ago
Oh man....Snoring, Eating (any mouth noises), crying babies, whiny toddlers, SMACKING and POPPING GUM!!!Seriously, if any of do this around me, I'll murder you.
by Susan Keeping 9 years ago
My latest pet peeve is when people write "now-a-days" in an article. I see it a lot. What are your pet peeves?
by mom101 10 years ago
Do you have a pet peeve? If you do, share with us what it is and what you think could be done to make it better.
by Theresa Kennedy 9 years ago
Every time I spend time hub-hopping, I come here in hopes of finding a pet peeves topic...so I'm starting one. My pet peeve is in trying to rank or flag hubs with almost-but-not-quite decent use of grammar, spelling and punctuation. I've hopped this type more often than the high quality type...
by Michael Valencia 8 years ago
There is the ubiquitous "theres" vs. theirs," but it also irks me when people say "I could care less" when they really mean they COULDN'T care less about something.
by puppascott 11 years ago
I have a pet peeve about the word "libary" and "irregardless." Is anyone else moved to great emotion when someone else misuses the english language?
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