(Closed) What do people say that annoy you?

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Post # 77
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1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh my, I’m guilty of many of your peevs!

I do have some of my own to add to the mix. I can’t stand it when people misquote annoying metaphorical cliches. They’re bad enough on their own, the least you can do is get them right!

For example, “It’s a doggy dog world.” No, it’s not Snoop Dogg’s world, it’s a dog EAT dog world!

Or “What comes around goes around.” My ex BF’s pretentious hipster friend had this on his Myspace page as his life’s philosophy. I wanted to scream at him that it’s what GOES around COMES around! If you don’t get the difference in sentiment between the two versions, you’ve obviously not put a lot of thought into it! Arghh!!!

I also get really annoyed when I see “your” and “you’re” being used interchangeably. It’s not hard to figure out what the apostrophe means. Maybe I’m being an old grump, but are schools not teaching this anymore? It seems to have reached the point of hopelessness.

 

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@Miss OBG: Growing up in Canada, every kid learns French. It’s not really spoken regularly anywhere besides Quebec, so I think it’s pretty common for people to have some fun with it by speaking “Franglais.” It even has a Wikipedia page, I just found out! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franglais

That is, we speak an atrocious mix of French and English, with terrible pronounciation, including “voila” as “wah-lah.” I’m sorry, I’m guilty of that myself. Franglais does have some practical value as well though, when my sister and I didn’t want our parents to hear what we were saying, we’d use Franglais… and wah-la, the nosy parents were thwarted! Haha, sorry, I couldn’t help myself. 🙂

 

Post # 78
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250 posts
Helper bee

I hate hate hate the phrase “sad panda.”  I just don’t get it.

Post # 79
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5571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Most of the big things that annoy me have already been mentioned but I just have to add one that is annoying. I think that it probably annoys most people but I do say it ALL the time. I can feel myself being annoying.

-When people end many of their sentences with “Right?” …even when its something that doesn’t require your approval

Oh and another one…this isn’t really something that people say.

-Excessive laughter. There are two people in cubicles around me that laugh over every little thing, things that do not warrant laughter. It’s ridiculous.

 

Post # 80
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2312 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I hate so many words from the Internet, especially “snarky.” It’s so stupid and it’s the worst when people call THEMSELVES snarky which basically translates to “I think I’m funnier and more clever than I really am.”

Also, OM NOM NOM or NOM or any variation of being stupid while eating food bugs me.

OMG, I almost forgot one of the worst: METHINKS.

 

Post # 81
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3066 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I HATE when people say the term “my wedding”. Its OUR wedding!!!! He is in it too!

Post # 82
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5976 posts
Bee Keeper

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@Mrs.LetsGoPens: Ah yes…and preggers. Same thing as preggo…just weird!

Post # 83
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1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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@mncrk09: It’s a reference to a character from South Park, the Sexual Harrassment Panda who goes to their school to teach the kids about sexual harrassment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-GlAYJ2CQ4

Post # 84
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8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Linz1231: I haven’t been in a while. Just went and read the Kenny Loggins Christmas post. That was HILARIOUS.

Post # 85
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3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I may be a “Grammar Nazi” at times.

Post # 86
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3586 posts
Sugar bee

Wow…3 pages and no one has said my most hated?

#1– Best.Day.EVER.  Best.Pizza.EVER.

Oh, man. I HATE that with a vengence! Enough already!

#2–Oh, and the “I can haz” cat foolishness. Please just stop already!

And this:

#3 FAIL

Ohhh, they grind my gears.

Post # 87
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6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My thing is the responses to “How are you?”. The person asking doesn’t actually care what your response is, it’s just asked to be polite. But I hate it when people say in a condescending tone “I’m WELL”. I know it’s gramatically correct and most people say “I’m good, thanks” which is incorrect, but I think that since it’s such a common question and the asker doesn’t really care and most people automatically say “I’m good” it should be accepted as correct grammer.

Post # 88
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8734 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@moderndaisy: One thing that gets me about the passing “how are you?”s is when someone uses it as an opportunity to go off about how terrible they are, or how bad everything is going or some other statement like that just to garner sympathy.

I mean I guess there’s an argument that if you are asking you should care about the answer, but when I say “how are you?” while we’re on a conference call waiting for 15 other people to join, I really don’t want to hear about how the beans you ate for lunch are giving you gas!

Post # 89
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6659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@KatNYC2011: LOL yes I also dislike it when people use it as an opportunity to vent about something or talk for 10 minutes straight. You have to ask to be polite, but to be polite back give a quick 2 word response please!

Post # 90
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1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@MsMamaBear: Dang – you stole my “FAIL”. It’s over.

Post # 91
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1221 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I thought of another one. I hate when people say “Oh noes” or “Ohs noes”. That is SO freaking annyoying.

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