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24 Apr 2012 16:50 #655886 by Incandenza
People who pronounce jaguar as "jagwire."
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24 Apr 2012 16:52 #655887 by Gangster Octopus
What's reasonable about that?
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24 Apr 2012 17:04 #655898 by TonTon
Ooh you bad man, WOM.
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16 Dec 2012 02:26 #741825 by Sits
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.
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16 Dec 2012 03:03 - 16 Dec 2012 03:33 #741828 by Slightly Brown

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 Dec 2012 03:33 by Slightly Brown.
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16 Dec 2012 04:15 #741836 by Sits

Slightly Brown wrote: People who yawn and make a tune of it. Loudly. All the time.


<blushes and shuffles quietly to corner of room>
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16 Dec 2012 04:51 - 16 Dec 2012 04:53 #741839 by Slightly Brown

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.
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16 Dec 2012 05:02 #741840 by Sits
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.
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16 Dec 2012 13:31 #741911 by Stumpy Pepys
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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16 Dec 2012 15:49 #741932 by Wyatt Earp
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.
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16 Dec 2012 17:36 #741952 by Janik
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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16 Dec 2012 18:07 - 16 Dec 2012 18:08 #741969 by Femme Folle

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 Dec 2012 18:08 by Femme Folle.
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16 Dec 2012 18:26 #741979 by Jimski
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.
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16 Dec 2012 19:24 #741988 by Alderman Barnes
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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16 Dec 2012 19:43 #741990 by Jah Womble

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.)
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16 Dec 2012 20:41 #742001 by Incandenza
Good Will Hunting
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16 Dec 2012 20:57 #742006 by Slightly Brown

Incandenza wrote: Good Will Hunting


Hey, it's not his fault.
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16 Dec 2012 21:29 #742011 by tee rex
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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17 Dec 2012 09:32 #742056 by Jah Womble

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?
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20 Dec 2012 20:29 #743430 by EIM
People in button down collar shirts than don't button down the collar.
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