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Words, Phrases and Other Stuff that Annoys Me

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s'up? - makes me cringe/

 

"Supper" does the same for me. I think they eat that in Mudland.

My grandparents always had "supper" when I was growing up. Dinner was the noon meal and supper was the evening meal. I tend to use them interchangeably.

Must have been from the UK?

 

My mom did the same.

 

Dinner was for a Sundays or holidays ; "Sunday dinner" , Christmas Dinner , Easter Dinner , etc. was always 1-2 pm

 

Supper was the evening meal.

Nope, not from the UK. They were from Georgia. While I use them interchangeably, I still always use dinner for Sundays and holidays.

most folks do.

 

Supper is/was used often in farm country. By 12 noon many have already put in an 8 hour day, so the midday meal, dinner, is the big meal of the day, then a light supper before bed at 7 or 8.

 

I remember visiting my grandparents on their farm in Illinois. After growing up in suburbia/city, we thought it okay to sleep in on vacations. My grandmother thought we were all lazy if not up by 7, but we ended up waking in time for "dinner" anyway, spoiled city kids that we were.

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Personally, I hate bumper stickers in general. One day, after seeing car after car of babies, kids, grandmothers, dogs - "on board", I pulled up behind a car with "A$$h0l* on board." That one made me smile.

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Personally, I hate bumper stickers in general. One day, after seeing car after car of babies, kids, grandmothers, dogs - "on board", I pulled up behind a car with "A$$h0l* on board." That one made me smile.

 

When you see me drive you don't have to get close enough to read a sign to come to that conclusion.

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It really annoys me when I go to ups.com or fedex.com and I have to first select my country.

 

When I go to Google Maps it knows which end of my house I'm in.

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"Rack up," as in "rack up frequent flyer miles."

 

The biggest offender on the Internets is The Points Guy. Search for the phrase on his web site and you'll get 716 results. I'm surprised it isn't 100 times that.

 

In the first blog post linked in the search results, he uses the phrase six times IN ONE POST.

 

http://thepointsguy.com/2013/08/top-6-ways-for-college-students-to-build-credit-and-rack-up-points-and-miles/

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People who spell camaro. Camero... and pronunciate it as such.

When I was in high school I got a speeding ticket in a "Corevette," according to the ticket.

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People who spell camaro. Camero... and pronunciate it as such.

When I was in high school I got a speeding ticket in a "Corevette," according to the ticket.
I would have appealed based on the egregious spelling alone.

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Here's this from a practice manager this morning:

 

" If a patient needs assistants when..."

 

Oh - and here's one:

 

dope

 

As in, "you look dope".

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I suppose it comes down to where you live/where you're from. Dinner is...well, dinner. Served every (early) evening. Same with "pop".

 

I can't stand the word "pocket book".

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Biggest annoyance around here....the brass testicles hanging from jacked up trucks. Stop it.

 

Sure sign of a driver inside with a little thingie.

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Could go either way. Little thingie or it's "do your ears hang low" holds true becuase 9 out of 10 of those babies are nearly sparking the asphalt.

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No one should eat at a restaurant with table service if the name of the restaurant or any of its menu items is followed by ® or TM.

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But the SM is ok... :P

 

Technically I don't think you could enforceably use a service mark on a restaurant name or a menu item, but point taken.

 

If anything the restaurant offers or does has the SM designation, wherever it may be printed or shown, that's also a dealkiller as a dining destination for any place with table service.

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I hate the way that toilet paper is sold. Yesterday when I bought my regular brand I learned that is now available in "Mega Plus" rolls.

 

It's impossible to calculate what you're paying per unit of the product, because there are no standard units.

 

Can't go by the roll, because it depends on the number of sheets, which doesn't matter because it could be one or several plies, which also doesn't help, because the sheets have different dimensions.

 

It seems to me that we need some kind of a TP score, which is derived from the net weight of the TP (less the cardboard tube, of course) and the square footage. .

 

Then all you would have to decide was how much you were willing to pay per unit of product, and then you could pick the variety in your price range with the least tactile resemblance to sandpaper.

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I know it's like, a thing, to debate this, but using the word 'anymore' with positive construction makes me cringe: "that store is so expensive anymore".

 

I can almost hear by best friend's mom saying that.

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I hate the way that toilet paper is sold. Yesterday when I bought my regular brand I learned that is now available in "Mega Plus" rolls.

 

It's impossible to calculate what you're paying per unit of the product, because there are no standard units.

 

Can't go by the roll, because it depends on the number of sheets, which doesn't matter because it could be one or several plies, which also doesn't help, because the sheets have different dimensions.

 

It seems to me that we need some kind of a TP score, which is derived from the net weight of the TP (less the cardboard tube, of course) and the square footage. .

 

Then all you would have to decide was how much you were willing to pay per unit of product, and then you could pick the variety in your price range with the least tactile resemblance to sandpaper.

 

On a similar note, the way manufacturers slowly reduce the weight or volume of their package, without changing the price. They prey on the general American ignorance to not notice. For example, OJ was always sold in 64 oz containers...then one day they just changed the package slightly, but now it is only 59oz. Price is still the same (or higher).

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I know it's like, a thing, to debate this, but using the word 'anymore' with positive construction makes me cringe: "that store is so expensive anymore".

 

I can almost hear by best friend's mom saying that.

 

 

I have a friend from the Chicago area that says it all the time. I used to correct her, or at least remark in a fun way about it.... now she just says "that store is so expensive anymore--shutup" before I can get a word in, lol.

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