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PET PEEVES FUCK
« on: July 21, 2008, 07:16:48 AM »

I hate the word "overly."  It sounds fucking childish.  There are so many words you can use in the place of "overly" that do not sound like you cobbled together a new adverb midsentence.  "Too" always works in its place, the fuck is wrong with it.

Same with "simplistic."  It's an adjective, meaning "simple," which is also an adjective.  Fuck.

I'll murder the next person who uses "overly simplistic."

(Not counting the people who will now do it for the irony.)
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 07:23:21 AM »

I'll murder the next person who uses "overly simplistic."

Holding you to this.

Will have birthday hats and streamers upon said murdering.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 07:25:31 AM »

Completely non-grammar related pet-peeve.

People who play miniatures games but don't want to assemble the models to play.  I'm not even talking about painting the bloody things, just put them TOGETHER.  WITH GLUE.

I am tired of fighting armies of torsos and feet.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 08:25:15 AM »

People who call all mp3 players "iPods". Generally most brand name things like that annoy me a tad (kleenex), but only iPod will set me off on a tirade.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 08:50:01 AM »

People who don't know the name of the movie they are going to see.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 09:05:40 AM »

A while back, a customer at work wanted to see a movie about, quote "Those gay kids coming out"

(It was Chronicles of Narnia)

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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 09:08:57 AM »

Recursive acronyms.

People who get upset when you use the word "alright," despite it being a part of English for at least a hundred and fifty years along with the more conventional contractions of "all together," "all mighty," "all one."  So basically, English majors.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 09:59:04 AM »

People who don't know the name of the movie they are going to see.

Oooh, oooh! People who ask questions all throughout a movie, especially questions that are obviously not yet meant to be answered.

For most people, I'd shrug this off with low grumbles, but one of my friends (The Voice of The Kid), who is not an idiot and usually displays above average intelligence DOES THIS ALL THE FUCKING TIME OH MY FUCKING GOD HE MUST BE DEAF OR SOMETHING.

:( I expect a little bit better from my peers.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 10:10:39 AM »

People who think their pet peeves matter so much.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 10:28:29 AM »

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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 10:54:54 AM »

People who correct my word choice, derailing the thought behind the conversation.

Example: Yesterday some kid with an mp3 player entered the room and tripped and fell on his face. The next day, during the course of conversation, I may mention his "iPod." In the middle of my sentence, "So this kid with an iPod walks in the room yesterday-" someone corrects me, saying, "Actually it was some off-brand product mp3 player," at which point I walk away and strike up a conversation with a cute girl.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 11:11:18 AM »

People who come up with something clever to say, and then say it really fast, and then go "--ANYWAY..." like they were trying to slip something funny between two other thoughts, but then after saying "ANYWAY" they just stay silent for a few seconds and probably giggle a little about the joke they made.  The joke can even be funny, but the failed segway ruins everything.

I'm guilty of doing this.  Even if you manage to segue smoothly, you can blow the joke.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2008, 11:39:51 AM »

I hate the word "overly."  It sounds fucking childish.  There are so many words you can use in the place of "overly" that do not sound like you cobbled together a new adverb midsentence.  "Too" always works in its place, the fuck is wrong with it.

I could argue, but I tend to have the same problem with my grandparents frequently using the maddeningly neutral "is/are/am able" in place of the more direct "can".

Same with "simplistic."  It's an adjective, meaning "simple," which is also an adjective.  Fuck.

Now, on this one, you are wrong.  "Simplistic" isn't any more a synonym for "simple" than "simplified" is.  It clearly DERIVES from "simple", and has a similar meaning, but both its literal and its connotative meaning are different from "simple".

If Guild were to say "Capitalism is good" and I were to respond, "Well, that's a little simple," that wouldn't make any sense.  If, however, I said "simplistic", that would be the correct word.

People who correct my word choice, derailing the thought behind the conversation.

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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2008, 11:41:36 AM »

What an overly simplistic thread.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2008, 11:45:53 AM »

Anyway...

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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2008, 12:29:17 PM »

If Guild were to say "Capitalism is good" and I were to respond, "Well, that's a little simple," that wouldn't make any sense.  If, however, I said "simplistic", that would be the correct word.

Nothing can make me like the word, but I'll revise my earlier complaint.  Simplistic often gets used improperly and it pisses me off.

Also, I'm pretty sure "simplistic" has a negative connotation while "simple" does not.  IE, "this energy plan is simple" vs "this energy plan is simplistic."  That's fine, but there are still better words.  Like "assault."  That's an awesome word.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2008, 01:30:13 PM »

Irregardless is the greatest word ever, isn't that right, Moctobot? Huh huh huh? Isn't it just tits?
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2008, 01:39:58 PM »

Neat.  I missed YKWIH?

English grammar provides poorly for ending sentences that are not questions with quotes/titles that involve questions.  Relatedly, I dislike (and this may just be MLA bullshit) how punctuation is supposed to go inside quotation marks, even if the terminal punctuation mark isn't native to the quoted passage.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2008, 02:57:31 PM »

I fucking hate when people are late and don't show any sense of urgency in anything they do, but this may have something to do with my entire family and group of friends always putzing around when they say they're going to do something.
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Re: PET PEEVES FUCK
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2008, 03:00:06 PM »

I'll murder the next person who uses "overly simplistic."

(Not counting the people who will now do it for the irony.)
What an overly simplistic thread.

Making the obvious joke well after it was nipped in the bud.
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