Quote: Originally posted by nuffstrong on 03 August 2010
I don't have too many pet hates although people who lie with ease then deny it annoy me oh and sheer hypocrisy gets me too.
Here's a little poem I found on the internet following on from how language has changed.
Back when I was young,
Grandma used to say,
Put on your rubbers and go out to play!
Have a gay time,
But be in by three,
Don't get your feet wet,
And come check in with me.
Don't worry Grandma,
I would say,
No worry about wearing rubbers,
When I go out to play!
I am wearing my thongs,
So wet won't bother me,
I would sing my songs,
How happy and gay I would be!
Now this may be a boner,
I make no mistake when I say,
That when I wear my rubbers,
It may still not be safe to play!
Now if you are under twenty, you may not understand the humor in this. You may think that is it extremely vulgar, but back in the old days,
Rubbers were overshoes, to be worn in the snow or rain,
Thongs were flip- flops, now so misnamed!
Gay was a state of happiness,
And a boner was a mistake!
Well it made me chuckle.
As my son might say "that's bad", meaning good.
Being a little over 20 I'm familiar with all the rest Steve but "boner"...that's just plain wrong
Message posted by Kaffy on 03 August 2010 at 2:02pm - IP Logged
1. Free Range Coughing/Sneezing, especially, but not exclusively, resulting in Pavement Spit.
2. Bad manners/discourtesy; especially from those whose age/accent makes one think they probably know better.
3. White youth affecting the language and accents of their black American counterparts (I believe the correct term is "wiggers," m'lud!) However, where I live, I most often hear it attempted in a West Country accent, which is actually more comical than annoying.
4. Weak Tea
Insofar as bad grammar/spelling/punctuation is concerned, I find the use of "amount" where "number" is correct a particular irritation, especially when uttered by broadcasters who orta know betta innit.
Great thread, Lavinia. It seems to have produced a number of twists and turns. Thanks for starting it!
Message posted by janmanessi on 03 August 2010 at 2:18pm - IP Logged
Number one hate is people who chew chewing gum with their mouths wide open so you can see their tonsils- and also 'click' it noisily!
Number two hate- people being interviewed on the radio who are supposedly articulate (politicians, scientists etc.), generally on 'Today' ....whose vocabulary is so limited that they pepper their answers with 'you know' every few seconds
Message posted by nuffstrong on 03 August 2010 at 2:32pm - IP Logged
People who let their children run around restaurants and generally misbehave whilst I am trying to have a nice meal.
Waiters/esses shop assistants etc saying "There you go" when giving me change, or placing a meal or drink in front of me. Where am I going???
Red Wine served straight from a very cold fridge. This seems to only occur in Corfu and Italy, although it may be served in other places which I haven't visited.
People who say, "Are you not fed up of going to Corfu after all these years?"
People who hog the carousels at the airport, instead of standing behind the line so that we can all see when our cases are coming. After all, we all would like to get to our accommodation as quickly as possible.
Message posted by trisa on 03 August 2010 at 2:39pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by MartynG on 03 August 2010
"Washing walls, radiators, kitchen units, doors, windows and ceilings on an extremely regular basis after our very own 'Spit' the dog shakes his head! Bless him! Beethoven, eat your heart out!"
Trisa - train your dog to shake, on command, outside. It can be done, but it takes time.
It's not when he's wet Martyn, He just always has a foot of spit hanging from his jowls! If he has a drink, he keeps half of it in his mouth and it slowly pours out...over us usually. He's a hunting dog so we're told (see pic of Jake in gallery) and like Beethoven just always dribbles!
It doesn't help that he's almost the size of a Great Dane either. It just makes it easier for him to reach those out of the way places!
Message posted by mossa on 03 August 2010 at 2:43pm - IP Logged
People being late without a valid reason. e.g. car crash
In grammar...the inability to differentiate between TOO and TO. TO is a preposition. TOO is an adverb.
On the subject of accents, the Geordie accent is often associated with 'thickies'.
If ya ganna gan gan, if ya nee ganna gan, howay wi us.
A proud Geordie
Message posted by lily's gran on 03 August 2010 at 2:46pm - IP Logged
Oh where do I begin?
1) Strong tea
2) Being asked,"how's your meal" by the waiter, (more than once).
3) In the theatre, people who sit in the middle of the row coming back after the interval at the last minute when everyone is sitting down
4) Tradesmen not turning up on the day that they promised
5) Rain when I've arranged to play golf
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