Things That Annoy Me, But Shouldn't

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  1. JLT

    JLT Contributor Contributor

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    Writers who misuse the words "viable" (which means "able to sustain life independently," not "workable" or "practical") and "enormity" (which means "great evil," not "great size). It's a lost cause, I know. "Terrific" no longer means "inspiring terror" and "awful" has nothing to do with inspiring awe. But still I weep.
     
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    Yeah, um, not according to Merriam-Webster.
     
  3. Mckk

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    mine's still in nappies (mostly parental laziness - you get peed on so many times and you get annoyed lol). But my sister's little boy once had a vomit explosion right after she finally strapped him into his car seat and caused an hour-long delay because both he and my sister needed a shower :bigeek:

    Oh and today, I left my cup of tea unattended, went to do the laundry and a few moments later, my 2 year old comes to me with my empty cup. Horrified, I rushed to the lounge to see the damage and she had poured my entire cup of tea into the drawer in the side cabinet. When I told her not to play with my tea, the critter justified herself by saying, "Blah blah tea! Tea pali (=hot in Czech). Blah bebi! (=Ouch in Czech)"

    She can't even talk properly yet and she's already reasoning with me! :bigmeh:
     
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  4. Mckk

    Mckk Member Supporter Contributor

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    But enormity does mean "great size"...

    How do people use the word "viable"?

    "Awful" used to be a church youth joke. We kept chuckling about God being "awful" :-D (as in, awe-full, but you probably guessed that...)
     
  5. big soft moose

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    It does now but it didn't once

    "Origin: late Middle English: via Old French from Latin enormitas, from enormis, from e- (variant of ex- ) ‘out of’ + norma ‘pattern, standard’. The word originally meant ‘deviation from legal or moral rectitude’ and ‘transgression’. "
     
  6. OJB

    OJB A Mean Old Man Contributor

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    Rap music. :mad:

    Snow. :mad:

    Kids, wanting to sell candy, ringing my doorbell and waking me up. :mad:

    Emojis. :mad:

    People texting me cause they are too lazy to call. :mad:

    This Angry face :mad: :mad:
     
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  7. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin Pimpin' ain't easy, but it sure is fun.... Contributor

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    I guess you don't want to get drunk in my igloo and listen to Wu Tang Clan...
     
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    OJB A Mean Old Man Contributor

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    :mad:
     
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    You wait til NWA turn up selling candy
     
  10. S A Lee

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    Pit Bulls are illegal in the UK, and the few that get off being brought in are not allowed near children. I've heard of mauling incidents involving Staffies, Rottweilers, and the law that banned pit bulls was put into action after a German Shepherd went on the attack.
    A Rottweiler killed a baby in France in January.
     
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    there was a malamute attack in the uk last winter and several instance of jack russels and babies
     
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    Was the thread just an excuse to talk about Pit Bulls?
     
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    Obviously not, but feel free to think so if it floats your boat.
     
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    MusingWordsmith Shenanigan Master Contributor

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    That is the best. I love that. I'm adopting that now.
     
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  15. DeadMoon

    DeadMoon The light side of the dark side Contributor

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    Katy Perry
    people who whistle
    myself (most days)
     
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    Never did like Katy Perry so totally relate there.

    But Kanye West bothers me, his songs come across to me as egotistical or soulless, and don't get me started on his idiocy outside of his music...
     
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    I try to stay away from all Pop music (unless it is late 70's or early 80'S) but Yeah Kanye is a pain to listen to when he talks as well and then theres the wife...:blech::bigmad::bigconfused:
     
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    Take a joke, grumpy bear :)
     
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    It's not dra-kew-luh. It's dra-cool-ya. Of the Dracul. The -ya ending is classic Old Church Slavonic for masculine genitive singular. The preposition "of" invokes genitive. It irks me as much as people referring to Frankenstein's monster as "Frankenstein".

    Also, the fact that in the one movie where I've ever heard his name said correctly, the fantastic Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins were forced to share screen time with such insufferable hacks as Keanu Reeves and (mild gagging sound) Winona Ryder.
     
  20. OJB

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    :mad:

    T.V ads :mad:

    The kid above my apartment that plays his Saxophone :mad:

    People who hate Merry Poppins :mad:

    The fact that my weight scale keeps saying I am fatter. :mad:
     
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  21. Homer Potvin

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    And don't forget Tom Waits turn as the crazy guy. That dude can sing like nobody's business... he's got more range than Whitney Houston.
     
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    And he was flipping excellent as Renfield. I've never been a big Tom Waits fan, musically, but that film... I almost felt like they blew their wad on some exceptional actors and then didn't have any money left for Jonathan and Mina Harker and were like, "Yeah, cast whoever we can afford."
     
  23. 123456789

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    I'm confused about Tom Waits. I always thought he was just a one hit wonder?
     
  24. Homer Potvin

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    Did he even have a hit? He's pretty niche... been around forever and worked with everyone, though.

    Winona and Keanu were the bankable Gen X heroes at the time. As fucked up as it sounds, Coppola probably attached them first to get the movie made and then added the real actors.
     
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    He's brilliant. I loved his earlier stuff - Small Change lived on my stereo for months in the early 80s. "Invitation to the Blues" is the first song I heard of his and it floored me. His first album, Closing Time, is riddled with gems. "Martha" moves me to tears and it became part of my own repertoire for years. I'm one of the few (it seems) fans of Nighthawks at the Diner.

    He may be a cult icon, but he made it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he deserves it.

    :cheerleader: :supercool:
     
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