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« on: May 13, 2014, 04:15:20 PM »

Like most or all of us, I've got some pet peeves. I'm not claiming I'm better than the people who do these things--though let's be serious, I probably am*--just that these are things that, for whatever reason, grate on me. This is where I'll share some of those related to this board. Feel free to do the same. Specifically, feel free to say I'm your pet peeve, etc., since that would be an obvious response to this post (though seriously, I am not judging the people in any way, rather just noting that my mindset is such that I'm driven crazy sometimes, however much I wish I weren't). I'm not honestly this big an asshole, let's do this in fun.

Overuse or inappropriate use of ellipses, especially in place of periods in regular, declarative sentences.
Over- or inappropriate capitalization, such as when people Capitalize Nouns and Verbs, as if there were some rule about capitalizing Important Words.
Posts responding to quotes that somehow end up embedded within a quote.
The thread title "Name One Song You'd Wish the Beach Boys Should Have Covered"
"Opinions" that are blatant quotes or paraphrases of BBs documentaries, books, or cliches.

Some that are unrelated to the board? Why, sure! How about:

People responding to someone's statement with "right!?"
Responding to a question like "how are you?" with the day of the week. "It's Monday," or "It's Friday."
The arrogance leading people to confuse personal preference about or knowledge of a subject with the quality of the subject. (A dismissive "I've never even heard of [XYZ]," as if that mattered.)


*Yes, I'm kidding. More or less.
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 06:47:55 AM »

Grammatically, I used to hold an opinion that schoolteachers must write everything correctly & that there should be no excuse like rushing, absent-mindedness etc. So, needless to say, I made sure to correct every teacher who made mistakes in front of all the students shouting, "Hey, you forgot "i" in the word "ability!"/"Hey, you've written triple "j" in the word "J7!" etc. Usually, my fellow students would sizzle at me silently, hinting at my disrespectful attitude. Usually, I never cared. Besides, the use of Oxford comma is quite redundant imo; we, Russians, don't use the comma before "and" in enumeration of adjectives, nouns, verbs & so on. It doesn't bother me too much, but I surely don't get it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2014, 07:39:57 AM »

Grammatically, I used to hold an opinion that schoolteachers must write everything correctly & that there should be no excuse like rushing, absent-mindedness etc. So, needless to say, I made sure to correct every teacher who made mistakes in front of all the students shouting, "Hey, you forgot "i" in the word "ability!"/"Hey, you've written triple "j" in the word "J7!" etc. Usually, my fellow students would sizzle at me silently, hinting at my disrespectful attitude. Usually, I never cared. Besides, the use of Oxford comma is quite redundant imo; we, Russians, don't use the comma before "and" in enumeration of adjectives, nouns, verbs & so on. It doesn't bother me too much, but I surely don't get it.
The general stuff later.
Teachers aren't perfect, either.  And, language "evolves" so we have new words in our communication domain.  That said, I am SO grateful to have a place to discuss this vast music.  It is what many "contemporaries" would have loved back-in-the-day.  What I think is important, here is the "message" and not the "form." It tends to make people, such as those who "lurk" and are intimidated by the high knowledge level of others in the "dignitary" category, afraid to post, and that reduces the level of discussion because people get caught up in grammar or spelling. Should we be turning off people with good ideas?

Those who have taught writing (as I have) to young people have to fight the "writers block" and fear and just drag ideas out of students.  It is the great ideas that often get lost in the form of grammar and spelling.  After jotting down a few ideas, however, a little spell-check might be in order.  I'm more bothered by unkindness and disrespect.  Lots of geniuses could not write to save their lives, or were dyslexic and could/can orally express what they can't reduce to a writing.  JMHO  Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2014, 02:47:36 PM »

The word "iconic"
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 04:01:36 PM »


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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2014, 11:55:49 AM »

People who write their name at the end of each post, especially when their username is also that name.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2014, 07:10:33 PM »

"Where you at?"  vs. "Where are you" is probably my biggest pet peeve
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2014, 07:17:22 PM »

could of/would of/should of  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2014, 07:59:27 PM »

Worst Pet Peeves:

1. Any verbal exclamation or written sentence with the overused word "amazing" in it.
2. Any verbal exclamation or written sentence with the overused word "awesome" in it.
3. Use of the non-word "alot" in a written sentence.

Also-rans:

1. Incorrect application/misspelling of "their", "there", "they're" in a sentence.
2. Incorrect application/misspelling of "your" and "you're" in a sentence.
3. "Oh My God" or OMG. That's worse than "LOL". "Seriously dude, like, that's ridiculous. Whatever - that's so gay."
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2014, 07:59:55 PM »

"I listen to everything except country and rap"


^ It's such a pet peeve of mine when people say that
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2014, 09:53:34 PM »

when people overuse the word "swag"  Roll Eyes  I saw an Ihop commercial awhile back and this guy said "this (food) has swag."  Huh
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2014, 07:10:11 PM »

"I listen to everything except country and rap"


^ It's such a pet peeve of mine when people say that

That's one of mine, too! It's like everyone was just trained to say that, it's so odd.
Once, I met a guy who told me that he "only listens to country and rap."
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2014, 09:59:30 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2014, 09:02:13 AM »

when people clap to get their point across in an argument... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2014, 09:25:19 AM »

Religeous people.......

ummm..... everyone has the truth, problem is every religion has a different version of it...

and some religions put God as more important than 'Love'......

but isn't God suppost to be about 'Love'Huh

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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2014, 01:30:41 PM »

uh huh..... seems I have a bite...... one religious f*cker that took the bait.

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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2014, 08:18:05 AM »

Why do people say; "it's not that good OF a song" or "It's that good OF an album " (my emphasis)? What purpose does the word "of" have in these sentences? Why not just "It's not that good a song"?

I also don't think "alternate" is properly a synonym for "alternative" but I guess that battle is well and truly lost.
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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2014, 11:09:35 AM »

Bumper stickers. Hate 'em. I don't care if your kid is an honor student, or if your kid beat up my honor student, or if you hate Obama, or if you think it's funny that Calvin pisses on a certain baseball team's logo, what religion you are, what (un)clever phrases you're amused by...I just care that you drive safe.

Also I hate the phrase "not for nothing". People in New England say it a lot. Example: "I went to Applebee's for lunch today, and not for nothing but they over-cooked my steak."
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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2014, 11:31:12 AM »

Why do people say; "it's not that good OF a song" or "It's that good OF an album " (my emphasis)? What purpose does the word "of" have in these sentences? Why not just "It's not that good a song"?

I believe that is taken from Latin, as a use of the genitive case. It is somewhat awkward in English, though, isn't it? What it means is, "this album [among others] isn't very good." The point is that it is one from among a bigger group. But it seems unnecessary.
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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2014, 11:31:34 AM »

Bumper stickers. Hate 'em. I don't care if your kid is an honor student, or if your kid beat up my honor student, or if you hate Obama, or if you think it's funny that Calvin pisses on a certain baseball team's logo, what religion you are, what (un)clever phrases you're amused by...I just care that you drive safe.

Agree.
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2014, 02:13:03 PM »

Bumper stickers. Hate 'em. I don't care if your kid is an honor student, or if your kid beat up my honor student, or if you hate Obama, or if you think it's funny that Calvin pisses on a certain baseball team's logo, what religion you are, what (un)clever phrases you're amused by...I just care that you drive safe.

Agree.

But What if they're Brian Wilson bumper stickers?
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2014, 02:28:27 PM »

Bumper stickers. Hate 'em. I don't care if your kid is an honor student, or if your kid beat up my honor student, or if you hate Obama, or if you think it's funny that Calvin pisses on a certain baseball team's logo, what religion you are, what (un)clever phrases you're amused by...I just care that you drive safe.

Agree.

But What if they're Brian Wilson bumper stickers?

Why waste it by putting it on your car? Put it on your guitar case or save it in your Beach Boys Scrapbook. What a waste...decorating your automobile with stickers.
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2014, 02:55:51 PM »

People who write their name at the end of each post, especially when their username is also that name.

Completely agreed.
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