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What annoy's you? Answered

Tell me guys, what annoy's you? 

I'll start

CATS
suck-ups
Mini knex
BrittanySpears
People who think they can dance good but cant
Constantly cracking your knuckles
well you get the point


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For me:
Nyan Cat
Code that isn't documented
Infomercials
Whiteboard pens that refuse to work
People who overuse hashtags on Twitter
Website outages
Trolls
ASP
and most of all: negative bank balances :(

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The Jamalam

7 years ago

What I find annoying is misuse of apostrophes.

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monsterlego

7 years ago

How about, people who ask me whats annoying...

kidding.

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cocoaloco

7 years ago

the kind of people who are better than everyone else
lady gaga
pretty much all pop music except my chemical romance
all country music no exceptions
pretty much anything thats not rock or metal
scene kids
posers
the sun
graSS
sod
mot being able to fly

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patriots8888cocoaloco

Reply 7 years ago

I think about the last one everyday since I jumped of my roof with a blanket when I was a kid ;)

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patriots8888cocoaloco

Reply 7 years ago

Yep getting a like a milion stiches was so much fun! ;)

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kelseymh

7 years ago

People who don't know how to use punctuation or grammar properly.

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kelseymhfrollard

Reply 7 years ago

Your powers of observation are pretty, um, "special," aren't they? :-)

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frollardkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Specifically, I started typing a reply, then noticing 50+ comments, did a quick ctrl+f "grammar" and found you were already poking at the ridiculousness...

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kelseymhfrollard

Reply 7 years ago

Wow. It'd be awesome if others could learn vicariously from your expertise ;->

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Forget vicariously, if some persons "could just learn"....I admit I am not the Grammar king, and I occasionally over use commas, but I do make a valiant attempt at not being too obvious...

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kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

:-) I was thinking more about the ability to scan for comments before posting redundantly :-)

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

After a moment's reflection, I understand. :-) Had to re-read your conversation with frollard to remember the context *sigh* I really have forgotten most "grammar rules" but have a general feel for what is correct and what is not. Still, for those that argue over the use of who and whom, or remember from school the defition of a gerund without looking it up....well, I will fail in their eyes I suppose :-)

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lemoniekelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

With regard to your subsequent comment Ideas and meaning can only be communicated imperfectly and with great misunderstanding, without the use of proper language.
I don't really understand what annoys you, because your use of language (above) doesn't make it perfectly clear.

Is it people who can't be bothered to use punctuation or grammar properly?
Is it people who can't be bothered to learn how to use punctuation or grammar properly?
Does it include people who are infants, brain-damaged, senile, demented etc. who genuinely don't know how to use punctuation or grammar properly?

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kelseymhlemonie

Reply 7 years ago

Those who can't be bothered, being too lazy or self-absorbed.

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lemoniekelseymh

Reply 7 years ago


I'd go with that certainly, but also the 2nd.

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icenglemonie

Reply 7 years ago

Still, I make mistakes. Then sometimes I try to write like Faulkner's stream of consciousness to make a point. Yes, Im still learning in my third language.
I do have help, my wife is a retired 4th grade US teacher.

Please feel appreciated, when I raise your ire, to let me know.

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lemonieiceng

Reply 7 years ago


No one irates me, (everything is beautiful, I am happy...)

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mikey77kelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

People who think that punctuation and grammar are more important than ideas and meaning, which can be communicated quite nicely, without--proper, punctuation: or-perfect: grammar: or speling.

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kelseymhmikey77

Reply 7 years ago

Ideas and meaning can only be communicated imperfectly and with great misunderstanding, without the use of proper language. If you don't understand that, then perhaps you haven't had any reason or desire to communicate your ideas clearly.

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Playing devil's advocate, errors of the type committed by OP really *don't* hinder understanding...

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 7 years ago

Mostly true, of course. The obfuscation caused by linguistic mistakes scales with the amount of useful information to be presented.

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Lithium Rainkelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Not *necessarily*. The type of error(s) is also important. I think we can agree that grammatical/syntax errors cause much more confusion than mere typos, misspellings, or incorrect punctuation; all but the very grossest of these present only a minor annoyance and do not seriously impede comprehension or communication (as shown by that silly "Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy..." thing). The identity of the screwed-up words can almost always be ascertained if it's just poorly spelled and punctuated, while errors/unintended uses in grammar can completely change the actual meaning of perfectly spelled and punctuated words.

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mikey77kelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

A picture.

A tone of voice.

A tear.

A mispelled word.

A mispronounced word.

A badly phrased sentence.

Or that most serious sin: bad punctuation.

All, can communicate perfectly and with great understanding to those who are paying attention to intention and not obsessed with fashionable form.

Ideas and meaning can be communicated imperfectly and with great misunderstanding even with the use of proper language. I have seen you do it.

If you don't understand that, then perhaps you haven't had any reason to listen to what others are clearly saying to you.

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kelseymhpatriots8888

Reply 7 years ago

That must make it hard for you to be by yourself.

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patriots8888kelseymh

Reply 7 years ago

Haha yeah I must say I don't use grammar or punctuation that often.

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Kitemanpatriots8888

Reply 7 years ago

And people who don't notice sarcastic broadsides.

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marydairy

7 years ago

haha +1 for cats

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cdawisconsin

7 years ago

It annoys me when someone crowds me in the check-out line at the grocery store. I don't like someone's cart bumping up against my backside and I want to punch in my pin number without a stranger looking over my shoulder.

It also annoys me when people use the word aggravate for annoy. Thank you patriots888 for using it correctly =) And thanks for the opportunity to vent!

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SeamusDubh

7 years ago

How 'bout how Instructables has become Flicker as of late.
YA, I know the photo contests bring traffic which helps with add revenue. But how does it help show people how to.

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Goodhart

7 years ago


Let's see, these all annoy me:

Lists of things that annoy people..... ;-)

Attitudes of annoyance of "other's" interpretation of art forms (like dancing,

Painting, sculpture, etc)

Chatting about the weather....

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 7 years ago

I see my first one was "lost" because the sarcasm didn't come across well.....

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patriots8888Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

Haha it's ok. I think I read it to fast and missed the ;-). But I must say, weather chatting is extremely annoying :)