Things that annoy me but shouldnt, part 2

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  1. Catriona Grace

    Catriona Grace Heading for the Hills Contributor

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    I suspect Ben would've been fascinated and demanded detailed explanations. The man was an inventor and scientist.
     
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    I think he'd have found Pr0nhub or similar in short order and... proceeded in the traditional fashion :)
     
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    People that really like to talk, who then get chatting to a friend or someone they know, and after half an hour or so come back and say something like “Sorry. I just couldn’t get away. He/she could chat for England!”
     
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    Sorry, Quaker Corporation. You can try to tell me the cost of oats and cardboard have gone up nearly 100% in three months, but I won't believe you.
     
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    Yep, and when you're messing with them they have a tendency to fall and explode.
     
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    Not putting two spaces after the end punctuation mark when writing. I can't not put two spaces, been doing it forever. I have tried to put just one, it didn't work.
     
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    Parents that do nothing about their screaming children....

    This child was literally standing there crying and stamping her feet for a good 15mins and the parent was just sitting there.
    Guests were looking, staff were looking.

    I get that you are exhausted and fed up.... But in a relatively silent building, a screaming kid echoes.

    In the end, security told her she had to leave and she picked her kid up and stormed out.
     
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    We went to a medium-decent restaurant in Kobe one time and there was a group of three mommies enjoying their meal while five children treated the dining room like Chuck E. Cheese's. Running, screaming, playing hide and seek under any unoccupied tables... Staff wouldn't do shit because it's impolite to point out rudeness here.
     
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    We've no such misgivings around here. Out the door with all your asses!
     
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    Hang in there, Alyce, it'll come! I'd been typing two spaces between sentences for decades, but I eventually managed to flip the necessary switch in my mind, perhaps thanks to realizing how much paper I was saving in the course of wiring thousands of pages of stuff in a year.

    Things that annoy me but shouldn't: people who walk into the museum five minutes before closing time and don't bother to leave five minutes later.
     
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    That's how I feel about the Oxford comma. I've accepted my wrongthink all these years, but I still usually have to go back and add it.
     
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    So glad you have seen the light. Those of us who are passionately devoted to the Oxford comma salute your efforts.
     
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    This. It’s taken from a Roy Orbison ‘hologram’ tour some years ago, and yet, quite clearly, the hologram is some third-rate Orbison lookalike miming to his songs. What’s the point of projecting a hologram of a fucking lookalike???

     
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    Many such things annoy me. "Of" instead of "have", "advice" instead of "advise", misuse of the semi-colon, and lack of the Oxford comma.
     
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    Buyt what are the best writing advices you ever got?
     
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    I will never give up the extra space and never abandon the Oxford comma. *manic laugh*
     
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    You should have a look at this and see how some people misuse the humble apostrophe!

    Link to the Apostrophe Protection Society.

    Latest | ApostropheProtection
     
  20. Xoic

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    My name is Xoic, and I'm a recovering apostrophe junkie.
     
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    Folks who try too hard to be hip, edgy, or whatever. Duotrope tells me there's a new 'literary and arts magazine' called Alice Says Go Fuck Yourself. I won't be submitting.
     
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