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  • Stuff that makes you disproportionately cross
  • Premier Icon sirromj
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    Being forced to listen to other people’s taste in music. Radio at work. Tinned music piped around a shopping centre. Adverts on TV. And vapers. Not much difference between the two. And air fresheners that do anything but freshen the air. You can’t freshen the air by adding more fumes to it. And people who leave their car engines running so they can use the air con because the air outside too polluted. Etc.

    Premier Icon argee
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    When you’re in a takeaway place and your order gets jumped over, so they go 71, 72, 73, 75 and you’re sat there thinking ‘what about 74’, they do it on purpose i think, especially when you have a 6 year old asking you what your number is every time an order comes up!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    You know squeezy condiment bottles which are obviously meant to sit on their big flat lid with the label’s writing the correct way up? People placing them lid side up with the writing upside down. Thanks fool, now the ketchup is in the opposite place that it should be.

    They should make the top of these bottles round.

    The shampoo and conditioner my OH buys are in bottles like this. Only, one has the label one way up, the other one is the other way around. WHY?!

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    People who say (or type) lend when they mean borrow.
    Of all the typos and turns of phrase why is that the one I just can’t shrug off?

    Premier Icon Caher
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    When you’re in a takeaway place and your order gets jumped over, so they go 71, 72, 73, 75 and you’re sat there thinking ‘what about 74’, they do it on purpose i think, especially when you have a 6 year old asking you what your number is every time an order comes up!

    Keep away from Argos then.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    People who say (or type) lend when they mean borrow.

    I believe this is a Welsh-ism, where it’s the same word?

    Premier Icon dafydd17
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    So if you’re Welsh you’re too stupid to realize that they’re two different words in English?

    More likely it’s not differentiating between loan and lend.

    Premier Icon onehundredthidiot
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    Probably done but…

    People who are always late being told they are always late, yet still being chuffing late. For everything.

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/woman-finds-game-changing-button-27385714

    “Game changing” “life hack”

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    That’s far from the most crossmaking thing about that story. “One woman worked out how petrol pumps work!!1!”

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    And someone was paid a wage to report it.

    Having a girthier fork than god intended

    ;D

    Premier Icon jonnyrobertson
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    Oh @kayak23 and @funkmasterp, you pair have made me laugh. And wonder how the hell you did that. I used postimage and no matter what I did that was how it wanted the photo to go! So I guess that’s on the list as well.

    Ooh, while we’re here, my username. This place was my first ever foray into social media and whilst signing up I didn’t give a thought to coming up with a cool/witty/crap username.

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    Could be worse. I came up with a very good username back at the beginning of my first into messageboards and forums, friends and online people saying it was very good etc. Then a year later that word become associated with something very unsavoury here in Wales and I was asked if I could change it everywhere I used it. Even now, almost 30 years on, it’s would most likely get me banned if I just used the word it now has such nasty connotations.

    Premier Icon jeffl
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    Mostly selfish people in cars. So people who sit there with their engines idling whilst parked and waiting for people. Turn the engine off FFS.

    More specifically near us there’s a cash machine by the local shops. It’s situated between a mini roundabout and pedestrian crossing. Sensibly it has double yellows by it. Lots of parking within sight and literally a 10 second walk from the cash machine. But no, people are too important or lazy that they park on the road where the double yellows are, between the mini roundabout and crossing.

    Similarly people who feel the need to park on the pavement outside the chemist as they can’t be bothered to park in the parking bays, which are a whole 15 seconds walk away. This results in you having to squeeze between cars and the edge of the road. I swear I’m going to go full on Falling Down and just knock some wing mirrors off soon.

    Premier Icon tuboflard
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    There’s definitely a growing trend of people who simply HAVE to park as close as humanly possible to shop/house/cash machine. It reminds me of the film Wall-e where we get ever fatter and lazier and evolve to be unable to walk.

    Premier Icon johndoh
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    There’s definitely a growing trend of people who simply HAVE to park as close as humanly possible to shop/house/cash machine.

    Yeah – the gym I go to has an emergency access space near the entrance with markings saying ‘No Parking’ quite clearly visible and the gym sends out quite regular messages to members asking us not to park there yet there are always vehicles parked there. Parked there because the owners of the vehicles are too damn lazy to walk the short distance from the car park before they then work out. Puzzling.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Even now, almost 30 years on, it’s would most likely get me banned if I just used the word it now has such nasty connotations.

    You can’t leave us hanging. Whisper it so the mods don’t hear.

    Premier Icon dero
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    And there is, three of which contain homeopathic amounts of bleach.

    People using “is” instead of “are”.

    It’s pervasive. I try not to be bothered by it but I struggle.

    Premier Icon nickewen
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    People who walk into supermarkets, usually with a trolley and number of offspring, and just stop dead immediately after going through the automatic doors blocking the whole show. I just want to punch them in the back of the **** head. Buying anything from the shop is like an SAS mission for me, always done solo with the aim of being in and out as fast as humanly possible.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Buying anything from the shop is like an SAS mission for me, always done solo with the aim of being in and out as fast as humanly possible.

    Ah, a kindred spirit.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Sensibly it has double yellows by it. Lots of parking within sight and literally a 10 second walk from the cash machine

    See also, the chip shop near me. Seemingly it’s perfectly fine to park on double yellows or in a disabled bay if you’re ‘only going to be a minute’.

    Had a family produce a camping table and chairs the other day to eat their chips in the road. There’s a green area literally across on the other side.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    People using “is” instead of “are”.

    Fair. I shall be more vigilant in future.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    mission for me, always done solo with the aim of being in and out as fast as humanly possible.

    Sounds like my sex life.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    People using “is” instead of “are”.

    [Pedant content warning] In this context Cougar is describing “a” thing. here it’s a group of objects, but in the context of the sentence structure there’s no difference to the thing being many things or a thing, grammatically it’s still just “a thing” so “is” is correct. [/Pedant content warning]

    If he’d have said “And there is, three of which contain homeopathic amounts of bleach, and a fourth that’s full”  it would’ve changed to “are” because you’re describing two things.

    Note: I’m not disproportionately cross about it

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Buying anything from the shop is like an SAS mission for me, always done solo with the aim of being in and out as fast as humanly possible

    You know? I quite enjoy walking the isles of the supermarkets and just checking stuff out. I don’t stand at the entrance, getting in the way but I do love a shoogie at what’s on the shelves.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    And someone was paid a wage to report it.

    Yes and no.

    While someone would have pieced together the article, the actual “journalism” is just scanning social media for something vaguely interesting then copying and pasting the comments into a “news” report

    There’s a website called Glasgow Live that supposedly reports on local news but in reality 95% of their content is stolen from the r/Glasgow subreddit

    Premier Icon reluctantjumper
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    You can’t leave us hanging. Whisper it so the mods don’t hear.

    When the word now has a direct link to a predatory paedophile whereas it was just an innocent word before I’ll be keeping it to myself thanks.

    Premier Icon BaronVonP7
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    Disproportionate rage: “It’s amazing and incredible that our highest core value boiler plate company guff is passionate about working tirelessly on a mission, whilst we provide solutions to valued partners so that integrity and honesty are focused on striving constantly to exceed expectations, and that’s a promise to our maximised stakeholders.”

    Disproportionate fury and rage: Politicians that tell us that they “work tirelessly, night and day”.

    Premier Icon argee
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    Another one, when you’re trying to have a quick poo and you end up having the endless wipe scenario, why can’t you just have a ghostie that one time 😡

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    [Pedant content warning] In this context Cougar is describing “a” thing. here it’s a group of objects, but in the context of the sentence structure there’s no difference to the thing being many things or a thing, grammatically it’s still just “a thing” so “is” is correct. [/Pedant content warning]

    I actually went back to reread this as I thought the context was “there is bleach” rather than “there are bleach.” But I was talking about bottles so conceded that “there are bottles” is correct.

    Now, I’m just confused.

    When the word now has a direct link to a predatory paedophile whereas it was just an innocent word before I’ll be keeping it to myself thanks.

    Can we tell what it is yet?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    “It’s amazing and incredible that our highest core value boiler plate company guff

    Twice today in wholly unrelated places – one a news article leaking an internal communication within Facebook and the other our own corporate update – I’ve read “macro-economic headwinds.” WTF? 🤷‍♂️

    I think the people who write this crap forget who their target audience is. FY23, what’s wrong with “next year”? Every company update talks about Ebbitt Dah, I’m sure that makes sense to shareholders and accountants but it sounds like a Welsh coal miner to me.

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    FY23, what’s wrong with “next year”?

    Our FY runs Aug-Jul so saying next year can mean two very different things, one is in less than a month, the other nearly six months.

    If your FY runs Jan-Dec then it’s interchangeable, anyone from a finance background will always make the distinction though

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Now, I’m just confused.

    It’s determined by whether the noun that follows it is plural or singular. There is a group of bottles (singular), there is a bottle (singular) , there are bottles (plural).  Gets more complex with collective nouns that are always treated as singular (Army) or plural (Police) but essentially it’s pretty straightforward, no?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Our FY runs Aug-Jul so saying next year can mean two very different things, one is in less than a month, the other nearly six months.

    If your FY runs Jan-Dec then it’s interchangeable, anyone from a finance background will always make the distinction though

    I don’t actually know when ours is, I think it’s Jan-Dec but might align with the tax year. But that’s my point anyway, this sort of Manage-speak just assumes that everyone else understands what they’re papping on about.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    It’s determined by whether the noun that follows it is plural or singular.

    I think I’ve just unpicked my own logic. The mistake is in the previous sentence, isn’t it. “… there’s like four bottles in the cupboard!” And there is…” should have read “there are four bottles” – is that right?

    collective nouns that are always treated as singular (Army) or plural (Police)

    Well, that’s now going to keep me awake at night.

    Premier Icon nickc
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     – is that right?

    Yes, your first “there’s” is wrong. it should be there are, and there really ought to be a semi colon after “and there is;” but the group after that is singular, so the is there, is correct.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Buying anything from the shop is like an SAS mission for me, 

    Unless you throw a stun grenade in first before swinging in through a window all guns blazing, I’m going to be very disappointed

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    websites/apps that insist on giving you a pop up with the list of new features every – **** – time you open the app.  I don’t care.  Just make what you have work and give me updates once a year.  I have other stuff to be getting on with

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    When the word now has a direct link to a predatory paedophile whereas it was just an innocent word before I’ll be keeping it to myself thanks.
    Can we tell what it is yet?

    Rolf, Saville or Andrew?

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