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Offline Tracy

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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #630 on: April 5, 2006, 06:30 AM »
Cross-dressers.  >:(

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Elaborate please.  :o
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #631 on: April 6, 2006, 05:26 PM »
Have to rant a little bit, as some ******* Mexican (it's hard not to use the racist term right now, lol) backed into my car as I was backing out. I looked both ways, and it was 100% clear, and I have my friend as a witness to this. Suddenly I hear a wierd sound, like dropping a Rubbermaid case on the ground. This gangster mexican gets out of a jeep and starts harassing me and getting in my face about paying for his rims, and how I need to learn to drive. I was scared that he may had a knife or something, so I told him to back off, calm down, and that it was clear when I was backing up, so it was his fault if he wanted to try and do something. He left in a rage. Luckily my car is ok, except for a giant grease mark on the back right. I guess I hit his tire.

Now I know why insurance is so high, because of ******** like him! >:(

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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #632 on: April 6, 2006, 05:35 PM »
Mr. Rogers...
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #633 on: April 6, 2006, 06:50 PM »
One thing that pisses me off is when I'm sitting with my family in church, and 30 minutes into the mass, a 12,000 member family walks over, and instead of sitting in the 5-6 completley empty pews near us, they choose to site in our pew. First, if you're going to be 30 minutes late to mass, don't come at all, and second, there are 10 empty pews around us. USE THEM.

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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #634 on: April 8, 2006, 04:16 AM »
I think my biggest pet peeves are -

(1) Negative people
(2) People who constantly complain/criticize others without offering ideas
(3) Lazy people who don't want to work, and want the government to take care of them
(4) Media bias
(5) Traffic jams
(6) Insomnia

  :)
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #635 on: April 8, 2006, 04:19 AM »
Currently? My local National Weather Service's radar appearing as "unavailable". Of course, the timing is perfect, considering that the severe weather has just blown in.
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #636 on: April 24, 2006, 12:45 AM »
Something that bothers me way more than simple spelling errors are people that can't seem to discern the differences between homophones.  For example:

they're/their/there
to/too/two
our/are
you're/your

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, but those seem to be the most common.

And then there's this:

"could of" instead of "could have"
"would of" instead of "would have"
"should of" instead of "should have"

"I should of gone to the park yesterday."  THINK ABOUT THIS, PEOPLE.  "SHOULD OF" DOES NOT MAKE ANY ******* SENSE.

I don't know if the people who use this horrible grammar are doing so out of sheer laziness, or if they're just uneducated, but either way, it makes them look like morons.

Ah, the things that spellcheck doesn't catch. . .

Let's see if I can put my money where my mouth is:

The Commonly Confused Words Test

Results:

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English Genius

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 80% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Anyone else want to try?

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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #637 on: April 24, 2006, 12:57 AM »
No surprise to me:

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You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 53% Expert! 

You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels' questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.
Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!
 

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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #638 on: April 24, 2006, 01:25 AM »
One thing that pisses me off is when I'm sitting with my family in church, and 30 minutes into the mass, a 12,000 member family walks over, and instead of sitting in the 5-6 completley empty pews near us, they choose to site in our pew. First, if you're going to be 30 minutes late to mass, don't come at all, and second, there are 10 empty pews around us. USE THEM.

My parents visited a Church for Mass once while on vacation.  They sat in a random row in the back of the Church.  In walks an old woman.  She stood there, beside the pew, silent, and waited until my parents got up and moved to a different pew.  She didn't even look at them... just stood there in the aisle and waited.  I guess they sat in the same seat she's been in for years.   ;D
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #639 on: April 24, 2006, 08:09 AM »
Advanced
You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 66% Expert! 
You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels' questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.
Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

Hmmm, I had hoped to score better in the Expert category since its one of my Pet Peeves.  My newspaper man father will get a chuckle out of my score.... ::)
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #640 on: April 24, 2006, 10:39 AM »
English Genius
You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 86% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

That "86% Expert" threw me until I looked at the answer key...different point amounts for different answers (still seems like it doesn't calculate, though). My one "wrong" answer was the while, awhile, for a while choice. I think I still have it burned into my brain that "all of the above" is not a correct answer...ever.

It helps that my job involves finding other people's mistakes.

I is a editor.  :P
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #641 on: April 24, 2006, 11:44 AM »
LOL--I missed the easy ones, but was impressed with my expert score, I got:

You scored 78% Beginner, 92% Intermediate, 86% Advanced, and 86% Expert! 
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go! 

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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #642 on: April 24, 2006, 12:04 PM »
Cool test, thanks MWB:

English Genius
You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 93% Expert! 

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go! 

Sadly it doesn't indicate where my errors were.  I'd have liked to know where they were so that I could correct them.
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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #643 on: April 24, 2006, 01:37 PM »
that bothered me about the test too. How else can we learn? Nice scores Brent...interestingly same comment line as mine..makes me wonder if I picked all the wrong answers if it still says that comment.

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Re: Pet peeves... Annoyances... Things that piss you off!
« Reply #644 on: April 24, 2006, 02:59 PM »
My results:

You scored 71% Beginner, 57% Intermediate, 60% Advanced, and 46% Expert! 

This score does not reflect an inability to converse intelligibly, but it does, however, reflect your inability to determine the proper spelling and/or uses of many commonly confused words of the English language. There is no reason to feel bad though. They are commonly confused, so you're not the only one! 

****. I bombed.