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Perfectly reasonable things that annoy you
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TOPIC: Perfectly reasonable things that annoy you

posted 24-04-2012 16:50
People who pronounce jaguar as "jagwire."
posted 24-04-2012 16:52
What's reasonable about that?
posted 24-04-2012 17:04
Ooh you bad man, WOM.
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posted 16-12-2012 02:26
Movies and TV Shows: With Colons in the Title

Just strikes me as attempting to invest extra gravitas.

Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World is the first one I remember noticing as such, and of course the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

They're all over today's TV schedules; I suppose I'm just harking back to a time when one name was enough, and sequels could be numbered.

Oh, and talking of investment with false gravitas, calling a doco Amazon rather than The Amazon, or Elephant rather than Elephants.

I think I may have a problem.
posted 16-12-2012 03:03
Incandenza wrote:
People who pronounce jaguar as "jagwire."


Anyone who prrrrrrrronounces. Or enunciates. Rolls their Rs. Tuts their Ts. Ppft their Ps. People who yawn and make a tune of it. Loudly. All the time.
Last Edit: 16-12-2012 03:33:17 by Slightly Brown.
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posted 16-12-2012 04:15
Slightly Brown wrote:
People who yawn and make a tune of it. Loudly. All the time.


<blushes and shuffles quietly to corner of room>
posted 16-12-2012 04:51
Sits With Remote wrote:
Slightly Brown wrote:
People who yawn and make a tune of it. Loudly. All the time.


<blushes and shuffles quietly to corner of room>


Nooooooo. Really? I hadn't pegged you as the type. Well, not to pop your bubble, but it's a) audible; and b) fantastically annoying. I’d recommend a course of not doing it, see how it feels. Worst comes to worse, you’re not yawning out loud to a tune and getting on everyones’ tits.
Last Edit: 16-12-2012 04:53:18 by Slightly Brown.
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posted 16-12-2012 05:02
It's not actually a tune, but it is louder than it needs to be, and does change pitch, usually downwards, during its duration.

So, the road to being a better person starts now.
posted 16-12-2012 13:31
Now I shouldn't knock the BBC, as I subscribe to loads of BBC podcasts and don't pay the license fee.

But every podcast begins with: "Thanks for taking the time to download this BBC podcast."

But I didn't download it. My phone did. There was no effort on my part whatsoever, except maybe pasting an RSS feed into Google Reader nigh on four years ago!
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posted 16-12-2012 15:49
The colon in Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World arose because the film is (mostly) an adaptation of the book The Far Side Of The World, but the series of which the book is a part, which is named after its first book, Master And Commander, has a better-known title, namely Master And Commander, than the book The Far Side Of The World that was adapted into the aforementioned film. I trust that's now clear.

Which means, yeah, perfectly reasonable. Ideal post for this thread.
posted 16-12-2012 17:36
People who have an encyclopedic memory of OTF conversations, allowing them to revive threads that have been dormant for months or years. [stares daggers at Sits With Remote, GO and EIM]
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posted 16-12-2012 18:07
Janik wrote:
People who have an encyclopedic memory of OTF conversations, allowing them to revive threads that have been dormant for months or years. [stares daggers at Sits With Remote, GO and EIM]


What he said.

And people who remember conversations they had with me for far longer than I can remember them myself. I guess I'll have to start recording all of my conversations.

ETA: D'oh! I see what you did there, Janik. I only just saw the date of the original post.
Last Edit: 16-12-2012 18:08:35 by Femme Folle.
posted 16-12-2012 18:26
The title of the film The Pursuit of Happyness really annoys me.

Now I know enough about the film to know that this misspelling is in some way integral to the plot of the film, and thus it is completely reasonable for the film title to be spelt that way. But it still annoys me every time I see it, and makes me want to avoid the film.
posted 16-12-2012 19:24
The one that really annoys me is when there are public toilets without enough washbasins to go round, and you're finished and the bloke in front of you spends five minutes scrubbing up like a fucking surgeon.

So you have to stand there looking like a performing sea lion or a bad Max Bygraves impersonator because you don't know what to do with your hands.

I'm all for good hygiene, but people with that much of a cleanliness fetish have no business being somewhere like that in the first place.
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posted 16-12-2012 19:43
The title of the film The Pursuit of Happyness really annoys me.

Yes, this. And also Inglourious Basterds and Pet Sematary, etc. Make 'deliberate' spelling mistakes within the book/film itself -don't be sticking them in an all-pervasive title.

In fact, never use a term or name that can only be deciphered by reading the book/watching the film within the title itself. And especially don't use a made-up character's name to create a pun for your title. (Cops and Robbersons, f*** right off.)
posted 16-12-2012 20:41
Good Will Hunting
posted 16-12-2012 20:57
Incandenza wrote:
Good Will Hunting


Hey, it's not his fault.
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posted 16-12-2012 21:29
Unreasonable things that annoy me include threads being improperly followed, like this one. It's not a general "things wot bug me", people.

This is a perfectly reasonable complaint by me, so if it annoys you, just say so. That would work.

And on topic ... the people in my local shops who now know me by face if not name, and reasonably anticipate why I've popped in to their business. This annoys me because it marks me down as predictable, set in my ways, which I now am, not a free and adventurous spirit, which I am not (and never really was).

e.g. in the local SE Asian takeaway, the owner greets me with a smile and says - more statement than question - "Nasi Goreng?".

But I don't want him to know that I'm the "guy who always orders Nasi Goreng". I want to peruse the menu, hum and ha, annoy the people waiting behind me ... and then say "Nasi Goreng".

Sometimes I want to mess with convention, destroy his well-ordered world and order something else entirely, while fixing him with a challenging stare. But then, I couldn't have my Nasi Goreng.
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posted 17-12-2012 09:32
Unreasonable things that annoy me include threads being improperly followed, like this one. It's not a general "things wot bug me", people.

This is a perfectly reasonable complaint by me, so if it annoys you, just say so. That would work.

How can an 'unreasonable thing that annoys you' be 'perfectly reasonable'?

Or have I fallen into some kind of trap from which I simply don't have time right now to try and escape?
posted 20-12-2012 20:29
People in button down collar shirts than don't button down the collar.
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