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Pet peeves. Beefs. Goat-getters. Gear-grinders. Wrong-way-rubbings.

OK, maybe that last one is a stretch, but you see what I'm driving at.

The Listener Co-Host did not come to fruitation so I'm going to use today's show to pilot an idea that I've been mulling for awhile.

We all have pet peeves, correct? Some revolve around driving. Others around social behaviour. Still more centre on bad grammar and the misuse of our language (like making up words like "fruitation").

This idea came to me whilst on a recent escalator ride when, at the bottom, the two gentlemen in front of me decided to stop right there and begin a conversation. I made an exasperated sound, maybe cursed, and made my way around them. They seemed oblivious to the fact that dozens more people were behind them.

I started to think that maybe I'm too on edge. Maybe I need sleep? Maybe I need to relax?

No. I don't think I'm alone in this. As you'll hear in today's show, many of you seem to have just as many "beefs" as I do.

Over the past few days, I put the call out on my twitter and facebook page asking for your beefs..and you answered in droves! They're all in today's show!

If you didn't get your pet peeve to me, get into the comments below and let us have it! This could very well become a semi-regular show!

The Craig Norris Hour airs Monday - Thursday @ 8am ET/5am PT and 8pm ET/5pm PT.

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Craig Norris
#1 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 25, 2012

Beefs via Twitter...@NealMoogkSoulis, @john_teeter, @danielledwell, @jimbryson, @Daddymakk, @reloweeda, @lindseywho, @itsbooyeah, @Laurenevail, @savannnahh_, @godmere, @GarryBenfold, @Braedenmitchell, @CynthiaGould.

via Facebook...Sue Palethorpe, Craig Piper, Rebecca Gladney, Julie Fader, Russ Gordon, Brad Woody Stone, Chris Eaton, Christian Nihls, Paul Sanford Heppleston, Rob Barr, Richard Payne, Suzie Norris-Schmidt, Joseph Planta, Rebecca Gladney, Christine Chanter, Kyla Bloch, Bob MacLean, Marnie Benson, Michael Wynn, Lee Hower, Julie McCann, James Hammond, Russ Gordon, Ashalina Rose, Gareth Lind, Kristina Bean Windell, Jason Law, Laurie Allan, Brenda McGill Doucette, John McGarr and Christine Carr.

MikeV
#2 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

This is my kind of show!

MikeV
#3 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

My pet peeve are the phone companies. Is there one out there that is good?! NO! They are all horrible!

tb3
#4 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

FRUTATION!!!

 

I love you Craig Norris.

laurenelizabeth
#5 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

I had so many pet peeves! I had to only pick 2 sigh.

daa1982
#6 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

Feral dogs usual get my goat.  But I should build a better fence.

Also, my pet peeve died recently, it got hit by a car.

tb3
#7 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

In regards to your blog photo and Photoshop skilz today…

Do you pillow emboss your own cows, Craig?

laurenelizabeth
#8 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

MikeV: Welcome to the oligopoly that is phone companies. High barriers to enter the market so they can do whatever the hell they want.

MikeV
#9 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@daa1982 I'm sorry for your loss. Although get two slices of bread and some mustard and you could have a great peave sandwich.

MikeV
#10 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@laurenelizabeth (8) Word!

laurenelizabeth
#11 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Also, I have absolutely nothing to do today at work but sit in my cubicle, look pretty and get paid. It's going to be a good day :) 

daa1982
#12 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

Also Craig, I don't think you need sleep or to relax.  Next time you get frusterated just go all Sunshine Dick on everybody.

garfielduk
#13 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

Good Morning one & all

Shonica
#14 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 26, 2012

Good Morning 

Was that The Sadies?

daa1982
#15 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

Hi Garf.  Are you ready to air all your grievances?

zoot aloors
#16 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

The actual phrase, "What's Your Beef?" I mean, who says these things in polite society???

MikeV
#17 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

Other pet peeves

-Ed Hardy shirts

-People who wear Ed Hardy t-shirts

-Microwaved food in restaurants

-Burnt toast

-the price of gas

-Duck Sauce

 

EP
#18 posted by
EP
on Apr 26, 2012

Good Morning!

garfielduk
#19 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@daa1982 #15, I am British Sir, we just keep calm and carry on.  Besides I tweeted mine to Craig the other day.

camillia
#20 posted by
camillia
on Apr 26, 2012

Biggest pet peeve for me is people who wear fake glasses! I wish I could have perfect vision so I don't have to wear these glasses. Glasses aren't a fashion accessory that anyone can just throw on. Please give us -those who are blind - this one thing! I especially can't stand when people use their movie 3D glasses (or any cheap frames) and pop the lenses out of them. Everyone can all clearly tell they aren't real so why wear them? I mean how can that not be embarrassing?! 

laurenelizabeth
#21 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeves: 

Nickelback

Animals Dressed as Humans

People who are ingenuine

Apathetic youth

Know-it-alls

People who walk slowly in the hallway/at the mall (I Have places to be people!)

Drivers who don't turn into the closest lane, but skip lanes, nearly smashing into you. 

George Lucas changing  ruining Star Wars...

 

sigh.

laurenelizabeth
#22 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

20+1

EP
#23 posted by
EP
on Apr 26, 2012

@camillia:  people do that?

zoot aloors
#24 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

You know that little blob of pork fat you'd usually get in a tin of baked beans? What's up with that, anyways? They've eliminated that disgusting thing from the recipe over the years to appease the vegetarians, so now each can tastes that much blander...Bring Back The Pork Blob!!! 

StephRamsahai
#25 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Good morning!

I like this show idea!

My Pet Peeves:

-Working in an office, I hate getting important information last minute. Especially if there's no need for it to be last minute!

-People who can't navigate

-People who wait right outside the elevator door to get on. Chances are, poeple are getting off so get the hell outta the way! (goes along with Craig's elevator story)

-People who dress like they're at the beach when they're not at the beach.

-touques in summer

-People who don't signal when driving

 

Alright, I better stop before this gets outta hand. Haha!

Craig Norris
#26 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@tb3...as usual, i did my own photoshopping.

Self-sufficient, I am.

tb3
#27 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

camillia Arer you okay if I use my fingers as glasses?

camillia
#28 posted by
camillia
on Apr 26, 2012

@EP Oh god yes. It makes me want to go up to them and poke them through their frames to prove a point. But I don't. I swear I don't. 

garfielduk
#29 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@zoot #24, what pork fat?

MikeV
#30 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@Craig You mean you don't have a cow that does all your work?

EP
#31 posted by
EP
on Apr 26, 2012

@camillia: ha!  I just did a spittake on the thought vision of someone doing that!

Craig Norris
#32 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

No, MikeV, I don't have a cow, man.

zoot aloors
#33 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@Garf, if you're a Heinz man, they eliminated the pork from 'pork & beans' years ago. it just has a bit more of a flavor and texture with the fat in it is all...

 

camillia
#34 posted by
camillia
on Apr 26, 2012

@tb3 Because you asked nicely, sure. @EP It would be quite funny, if it an assault charge waiting to happen!  

MikeV
#35 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@Craig That was the best jingle ever.

laurenelizabeth
#36 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

@zoot: The best baked beans are the Maple flavoured ones.

tb3
#37 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

Buuuuurn!

garfielduk
#38 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@zoot #33, I can't remember any brand of beans having pork fat in.  I'll ask the elder upon her return.

laurenelizabeth
#39 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

teeter: that is a frightening picture.

EP
#40 posted by
EP
on Apr 26, 2012

@camillia: we will see how common it becomes after the release of the new 3stooges movie.

EP
#41 posted by
EP
on Apr 26, 2012

@tb3:  Im poking my screen with my two fingers.

tb3
#42 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

laurenelizabeth: So… you don't like my new handsition lenses?

daa1982
#43 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

@TB3 - Can I get my prescription in those frames?

tb3
#44 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

daa1982 Let me write you one, with my left lens

zoot aloors
#45 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

Explaining the finer points of cuisine to an Englishman is like teaching a dog backgammon.

/just kidding, Garfy!

laurenelizabeth
#46 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

I Feel like my arms would get very tired, very quickly. Besides do they come ready for bifocal lenses? That's important for me. #old

EricR
#47 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

Behold- the awesome power of the internet.  Handsition lenses, on demand.

rebbey
#48 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

@teeter - remember camp caribou? thats what your pic reminds me of! 

@steph - re: elevator thing - YES. OH GOD. so annoying!!! 

EricR
#49 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

And, thank-you to whoever fixed the shoutcast stream song titles... the nine day rentition of the Barmitsvah Brothers was getting to me.

garfielduk
#50 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@zoot #45, from the country that thinks cheesy chips with gravy is a delicacy :p

tb3
#51 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

rebbey I wasn't rich enough to go to Camp Caribou… I was sent to Camp 401 Median Near Ridgetown.

laurenelizabeth
#52 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Garfield: I have many British friends now living in Canada, your baking is delicious...your cooking 'delicacies' aren't much better than ours. 

mandypants
#53 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

Guys!  my stream is not working in IE9 or Firefox this morning!  Help!

marie_curious
#54 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

@Craig: Why did you open this flood gate?? This is the "Songs I Hate" Meld all over again.

tb3
#55 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

My stream was working in the toilet this morning.

 

Have you tried iTunes? Can you?

 

Craig Norris
#56 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

Here's my new pet peeve:

When you're stuck on a non-moving train during your morning commute and sorry little information is being provided about progress. That's what happens when train signals rely on computerators.

(This is happening to me, right now.)

daa1982
#57 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

@Garf - I will say you have much more interesting 'crisp' flavours than we do.  I like hitting up the Brit shop for them.

Craig Norris
#58 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@marie_curious [54] - Agreeanced.

daa1982
#59 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

Big pet peeve.  When shows I like get cancelled.

zoot aloors
#60 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Touché!

(hey, I finally learned a way to write my accents!) http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codealt.html#accent

camillia
#61 posted by
camillia
on Apr 26, 2012

@EP Re: #40 Sadly (for me anyway), this has been happening for a few of years now. At least in Vancouver... 

laurenelizabeth
#62 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Craig, you're blogging from the train? Awesome. 

daa1982: I agree with [59]

tb3
#63 posted by
tb3
on Apr 26, 2012

Craig Norris Are you sure that the train isn't moving? It could be that the scenery reel is stuck.

laurenelizabeth
#64 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Camillia - Vancouver = hipster capital of Canada ... that's why. Only my hipster friends wear fake glasses.

garfielduk
#65 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@laurenelizabeth #52, I know we eat strange things here and I love poutine

@daa1982 #57, what if your favourite flavour?

MikeV
#66 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@daa1982 Isn't your prescription just some plastic wrap over the lenses?

daa1982
#67 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

@MikeV - My prescription is a kaleidoscope.

StephRamsahai
#68 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

SLEEPY MUSIC! AHHHHH!

MikeV
#69 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@Steph You seem sleepy with all the yelling and all.

daa1982
#70 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

@Garf - I like the Woster ones, pickled onion occassionally too.  There's more..I'll try to remember which ones.

garfielduk
#71 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@Craig, if you are still on the train say Hi to Vish for me please

camillia
#72 posted by
camillia
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lauren Re: #64 I know, I hate it. Hipsters denying they are hipsters = the worst. 

Craig Norris
#73 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@laurenelizabeth [62] Yes, I am!

@tb3 [63] Stuck, and becoming increasingly angry.

mandypants
#74 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

I'm good now, I rebooted my machine...that fixes most things :) 

Pet Peeve#1 - people driving behind me who are right on my bumper, rushing me so they can make the left hand turn. I like to slow right down until the light turns yellow and I make it through and they don't....I really enjoy doing that :)

laurenelizabeth
#75 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Garf: I do love English sponge cake. My friend Emma is from Brighton and she's the best baker I know.

StephRamsahai
#76 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@Mike - Just trying to wake myself up!! Haha! Its not working...:(

Craig Norris
#77 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012
MikeV
#78 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@Craig (76) You're life is like that movie Plains, Trains & Automobiles. Is Del Griffith on the train with you maybe you can all have a singalong to the Flintstones theme?

jojodillon
#79 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

PET PEEVE:  Memberships/subscriptions that automatically renew if not cancelled...I'm looking at you Sirius!

Craig Norris
#80 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@MikeV [78] - Sort of.

laurenelizabeth
#81 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Craig, you can't say "jerk-off" on the radio...

StephRamsahai
#82 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Oh yeah........ also..........

SO GLAD THE BRUINS ARE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was cheering for approx. 5 minutes at the end of that game. By myself. Haha! So good... so. Good.

laurenelizabeth
#83 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

82+1

rebbey
#84 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

@TB3 - I just saw your fb post about that (I guess?). Ummmm what?

Craig Norris
#85 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@laurenelizabeth [81] - Now you tell me.

MikeV
#86 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

Boston Bruins are a pet peeve of mine. Hope they never win again.

StephRamsahai
#87 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

86 +1

MikeV
#88 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@jojo (79) Yeah I hate that too! I think it should be illegal.

hedgeway
#89 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

Morning people....

I think I was happier about that game last night. I'm wearing my Caps jersey at work right now and my boss is a huge Bruins fan. I hope I survive today, haha!

mandypants
#90 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve #2 - I have a girlfriend who calls me 'dude'...I really really hate that

laurenelizabeth
#91 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

JoJo: Netflixs is bad for that too! ...

laurenelizabeth
#92 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Hedgeway: You'll likely survive, may lose your job.

jojodillon
#93 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

@MikeV That really should be illegal shouldn't it...I wish there was an American version of KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

hedgeway
#94 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@lauren - I'm done this work term tomorrow anyway, I figured it was safe.

StephRamsahai
#95 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway - Hahahah! That's amazing. I wish I had a Caps jersey to rock right now!!

hedgeway
#96 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

Nothing can wipe the smile off my face today, today is pet peeve free for me, haha!

marie_curious
#97 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

Made up words: "Heighth" "Guestimate" "Synergy"

I hate people who get on the escalator (or the airport "people mover") and then just STAND on it, while the rest of us who know how to use an escalator are prevented from moving forward. If you want to stand there like a useless lump, use the elevator. If you're on the escalator, you walk forward or get out of the way.

laurenelizabeth
#98 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Hedgeway: The timing is perfect. Wear your caps jersey proudly!

mandypants
#99 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve#3 - Signs at work.  They are everywhere!  Some examples are 'Close me before you leave' on Windows, 'Clean up after yourself and put the seat down' in the bathroom, 'milk and cream are only for coffee' in the kitchen and 'Only blank paper can go in this bin' near the fax machine.  Sometimes I feel like doing silly things to see how many signs I can get posted around the office, like leave a spoon on top of the printer every morning....just to see if I can get a sign put up saying ' Spoons do NOT belong on the printer!'  hahaha

hedgeway
#100 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

One huge pet peeve I have is people opening the left side of double door instead of the right side... come on, just act orderly and open the right side.

zoot aloors
#101 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

Things just aren't as pure and good as it was in the 1950's. http://youtu.be/TppRjknOryk

Craig Norris
#102 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@mandypants [99] HA! Although, the "spoon/printer" sign could be written from the printer's perspective:

"I don't like spooning."

StephRamsahai
#103 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway - Yeeeeees! What's with that!?!?! Ugh.

laurenelizabeth
#104 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve: Doors that don't have the push bar on them. The business building at UNB had that problem and people were constantly pulling the door handle when it should have been pushed. (including me 4 years later)

Benoit from Ottawa
#105 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

97: dear marie_, you say "excuse me" and pass them.

hedgeway
#106 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@steph - I always see people standing there waiting for the left side of the doors to free up while people are coming out the left side of the door even though the right side is free.... now that really annoys me.

EricR
#107 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

@Mandy -- I'm with Craig.  Don't try to get others to put up signs ... start putting them up yourself!  And, the more creative, the better!

My favourite sign in our office is one with a big arrow on it, saying "Read this!" pointing to another, older sign below it.

zoot aloors
#108 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Oh, Mandypants, have I got the website for you - http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

StephRamsahai
#109 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway - Yeah! Oh man, people are so silly.

mandypants
#110 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

EricR- I have changed signs at work and they just reprint them and put the original back up.  I don't know what would happen if I put new signs up!

Benoit from Ottawa
#111 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

marie_, "synergy" is a perfectly cromulent word; perhaps it's its overuse or misuse you mind?

hedgeway
#112 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@zoot - hahaha, that site is hilarious!

daa1982
#113 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

Best one from that site

http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Snot-Rocket.gif

mandypants
#114 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

EricR - actually that sounds like a good experiment...hmmm.

zoot - that website is awesome!  I'm sure I will get some inspirtation for my office sign from it :)

Benoit from Ottawa
#115 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

"beeves" -- I like that hypothetical plural of "beef".

 

My pet peeve is that other peoples' pet peeves are lightweight, whereas mine are of course significant and justified.

laurenelizabeth
#116 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

I'm enjoying this airing of grievances! It's like Festivus has come early. Now someone must fight Craig in the feats of strength.

mandypants
#117 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

bfo - your pet peeve is no thumbs down button...am I right?

*runs for cover*

hedgeway
#118 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

Craig, until you pin me, festivus is not over!!!!

zoot aloors
#119 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Mandy, Canada is a bilingual country, I'd make a statement by placing French-language signs along-side, you know, 'concern troll'.

daa1982
#120 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

I really agree with that Loweeda peeve.  I know many people who go out of their way to put no effort into anything then complain how things don't turn out.

EricR
#121 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

@Mandy -- I look forward to hearing the results of your 'experiment' in the future.

And don't try to make everything obvious ... hide a sign 90% behind, like, the microwave reading "Signage hide-and-seek champion, 1985 to present" and see how long it lasts.

laurenelizabeth
#122 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

daa: I just realized where your new pictures comes from.  Hilarious.

StephRamsahai
#123 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@daa - Hahaha! I'm so glad you chose that picture as your profile picture. Hilarious.

axis
#124 posted by
axis
on Apr 26, 2012

My pet peeve is my member photo. As dreamy as Peter Elkas is, his good looks have become a problem. Like looking at cheesecake everytime you open your fridge. It's too much.

And I have tried to change my photo, I see that you folks are successful at this, but I can't seem to make it work on this computer.

daa1982
#125 posted by
daa1982
on Apr 26, 2012

I don't Craig to think that I'm blowing snot at his show.  

StephRamsahai
#126 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

This song is freakin' me out. The beeping is making me nervous! Hahah!

Benoit from Ottawa
#127 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

mandy, no, not really. I just like to shake things down to basics, in argumentation.

I'm more ticked off knowing that when one existed, it was a fool's game, a placebo. I find that insulting. But then that's me.

The_Buir
#128 posted by
The_Buir
on Apr 26, 2012

My Beef: People who begin a conversation or statement with the word "Actually", as if they are correcting something from a nonexistent conversation.

 

Benoit from Ottawa
#129 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

axis, yeah, I have no difficulty uploading, and then changing, pictures.

The_Buir
#130 posted by
The_Buir
on Apr 26, 2012

@#126  - The beeping reminds me of a recurring fever dream i get where time counts down till my death!  Freaky!

 

axis
#131 posted by
axis
on Apr 26, 2012

@ The_Buir There probably was some inner conflict preceding the statement. ANd you're just getting to hear the winning side.

 

Craig Norris
#132 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@axis [131] There's ol' optimistic, glass-half-full axis!

marie_curious
#133 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve: People who think that vegetarians are easily offended. I'm not talking about the friend who says "would it bother you if I order the burger?" I'm talking about the guy who sees a video of a bunch of cute piglets and has to comment with "Man, I can't wait to eat that with some applesauce." I'm -not- offended by that statement. I'm offended that you think I -would- be offended by it and said it for that purpose. 

Benoit from Ottawa
#134 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

The_Buir: actually, sense 3:

"3. informal  a parenthetic filler used to add slight emphasis: I don't know, actually "

So they say you're right, the people at http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/actually.

rebbey
#135 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

Axis - do you know how to do it, or is it just not working?

zoot aloors
#136 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Theoretically, I'd I agree, if this sentence is incorrect as well.

StephRamsahai
#137 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@The_Buir - Woah man... that's intense! Haha! I'm sorry about your crazy dream! I only have one recurring dream, it involves the devil! Why are recurring dreams always insanely scary!?!

Craig Norris
#138 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

Another pet peeve: People who try to talk you out of your pet peeve.

Benoit from Ottawa
#139 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

My beef: pork.

 

 

 

(haha, don't ask what that means. Actually.)

mandypants
#140 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

The_Buir - I performed your pet peeve in comment #114

zoot aloors
#141 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@ Craig, but what if I'm Ted Nugent?

MikeV
#142 posted by
MikeV
on Apr 26, 2012

@Benoit Doesn't it just mean you like pork? Or is that an euphemism in French?

The_Buir
#143 posted by
The_Buir
on Apr 26, 2012

Maybe,  but lets say a friend calls you on the phone and after saying hello, begins the phone conversation with "Actually, did you know..." and its not a topic your have discussed recently.  Its an extreme example, but thats what i'm getting at.

 

axis
#144 posted by
axis
on Apr 26, 2012

@ rebbey I think I'm missing an icon or something. Where the screen displays all your photos, I can't move them around or x them, or add anything new.  I used to be able to do it in the Basement Days, but no luck since the new site. Not that I'm saying anything bad about the new site!

laurenelizabeth
#145 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve: When my lazy roommate comes home and sees that I'm doing housework and says "oh thanks for doing that" and then goes upstairs instead of offering to help. Then I have to let go of my desire to clean using her toothbrush.

Benoit from Ottawa
#146 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Dear Mike, thankfully, I don't understand your question.

Michael Wynn
#147 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 26, 2012

@laurenelizabeth, I think that's the biggest issue between roommates, cleanliness.  It can tear apart relationships and friendships.  Do the dishes people!

laurenelizabeth
#148 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Craig, you're making me realize that underneath it all I'm kind of an angry person...

zoot aloors
#149 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@ the Buir, 'You know' is like that too, It's bizarre how oblivious you are to these speech patterns sometimes! like over the weekend, my nephew in (gr.3) heard me swear way too often, which was embarrassingly pointed out to me a few times...oops!

Benoit from Ottawa
#150 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Dear lauren: that's when you say: "you're welcome, but even better, why don't you lend a hand?", with a big smile.

Free advice, worth every penny..

StephRamsahai
#151 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve - When I get to work, go to make coffee and there's a pile of other people's dishes sitting in the sink and I end up starting my day with dish washing instead of coffee. Ugh.

mandypants
#152 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

The_Buir - understood.  I had a professor who did that constantly and it was pretty annoying.

mandypants
#153 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

@Steph, Sounds like you need a sign!

Benoit from Ottawa
#154 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

axis, what kind of system are you using? Too old a version of the browser?

laurenelizabeth
#155 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

@wynnzie: I couldnt' agree more. I lived in residence at university and had my own room so I didnt' deal with this. This year has been an eye-opening experience. I'm looking forward to living on my own in September. Then when my 'almost-husband' moves in in December I'm glad he's just as much of a clean freak as I am.

laurenelizabeth
#156 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

@Bfo: I've tried, oh have a tried. There's always an excuse.

EricR
#157 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet peeve -- meetings that are called at work, that are either (a.) unnecessary, or (b.) don't require my attendance, but I'm expected to be there any way (probably because I needed to be at a meeting for said project months ago)

Benoit from Ottawa
#158 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

155: that's you and your almost-husband in the picture?

(haha)

laurenelizabeth
#159 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

*have I tried.

laurenelizabeth
#160 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

@Bfo: HAHAHAH oh how I wish.

axis
#161 posted by
axis
on Apr 26, 2012

@ zoot alors. Don't worry, with your good example, you'll be telling him he swears too much in no time at all! You should hear my 9 year old. It's embarrassing, but at least I make a mint off that cuss jar.

jojodillon
#162 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

Everytime I hear the name Brenda I immediately think of Sunshine Dick.  That's my beef!

jojodillon
#163 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

Everytime is not a word.  It's every time.  That's my beef!

EricR
#164 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

Spelling -related peeve - Canadian's who leave out the letter "u" in certain words, such as "color" or "honor".

marie_curious
#165 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

People who think "Chinese" is a language.

The_Buir
#166 posted by
The_Buir
on Apr 26, 2012

How about when the auto-correct feature tells you that you wrote colour wrong.

rebbey
#167 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

@Axis - ohh okay. I wanted to make sure knowing how wasn't the issue, since it could be easily fixed :] Stupid glitches!

hedgeway
#168 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

Is anybody else reading these pet peeves and realizing they do half of them?

rebbey
#169 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

@JojoDillion - I think of Donnie and Brenda.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQS1Rwo5vp0 

rebbey
#170 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve - not being able to link words and having to put th full thing in blog posts... Ahem. :P

axis
#171 posted by
axis
on Apr 26, 2012

Guys, if I fix the problem I won't be able to complain!

Benoit from Ottawa
#172 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

"Everytime" is probably on the way to becoming an accepted spelling.

Like "anyone".

How about "alright"?

"The form alright as a one-word spelling of the phrase all right in all of its senses probably arose by analogy with such words as already and altogether. Although alright is a common spelling in written dialogue and in other types of informal writing, all right is used in more formal, edited writing."

EricR
#173 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

@Axis -- if this R3 blog avatar issue is the only thing that you have to complain about in life, then I'm very jealous!

carver49
#174 posted by
carver49
on Apr 26, 2012

What up

carver49
#175 posted by
carver49
on Apr 26, 2012

I'm pumping R3 through the office today to try to drown out, what I believe is, the illegal daycare above me. I'm pretty sure they enforce their students to wear cement shoes and jump up and down.

carver49
#176 posted by
carver49
on Apr 26, 2012

My beef is cement shoe wearing babies that jump above me while I "work" aka use the google.

MSteve
#177 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 26, 2012

There's a lot of fodder here for "First World Problems"

http://www.quickmeme.com/First-World-Problems/

jojodillon
#178 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

@rebbey:  lol, Beukaboom!

marie_curious
#179 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve: Memes.

hedgeway
#180 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

Oh, the phrase "First World Problem" is another pet peeve of mine. We live in the first world, every problem we have is a first world problem.

rebbey
#181 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

@Jojo - he was gonna ask Brenda to marry em, then wrestling came on.. IT WAS WWE! 

StephRamsahai
#182 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Man... my stream keeps cutting out. It's gonna drive me crazy!

MSteve
#183 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway

I think that's the point :)

 

carver49
#184 posted by
carver49
on Apr 26, 2012

@rebby  I remember when chips were .25 and wrestling was WWF

MSteve
#185 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 26, 2012

@carver

I remember getting WWF stickers in my chips!

StephRamsahai
#186 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway and MSteve - Yeah, I'm with you Hedgeway... I hate it. A lot. It so unneccessary! 

hedgeway
#187 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@msteve - Hah, I never looked at the link you posted before I went off on first world problems... it makes sense now.

zoot aloors
#188 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

Canadian youth not adhering to properly pronouncing 'z'. and lieutenant (unless you're speaking of NYC TV drama cop, i guess)

Webster's Dictionary is a uniquely American entity, so generally try to ignore it up here.

laurenelizabeth
#189 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

It is me! 

carver49
#190 posted by
carver49
on Apr 26, 2012

Stickers in the chips were fun, but sometimes I'd cut my mouth on Razor Ramone (huge pun... do you see it)

StephRamsahai
#191 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve - Little kids who don't know how to use multi-use pathways correctly. And little kids in general.

laurenelizabeth
#192 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Also, my pet peeve (animals dressed as humans) is Monica's pet peeve from Friends episode 4.12.

zammachus
#193 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Beef

Grammar and mispronunciation, especially when people anglicise their last names.

For goodness sake, how is 'Favre' pronounced FARVE!

Benoit from Ottawa
#194 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

180, hedge, I disagree: language is far more subtle than that. There's in there an implicit comparison to Third World problems. (Besides, Canada has some First World-type problems: isolated Amerindian reserves, for instance.)

mandypants
#195 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

zoot - I was embarrased for my son a few weeks ago when he pronounced 'ZZTop' as Zed Zed Top in front of his friends and they corrected him :S

carver49
#196 posted by
carver49
on Apr 26, 2012

@steph hates children

hedgeway
#197 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

I prefer old people to kids, old people have hilarious stories and kids are kind of annoying.

canadajanes
#198 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

Someone said this already, but 'guesstimate is not a real word, people, and it is totally unnessary. Guess means one thing and estimate means another and combining them creates a completely meaningless fake word.

Also, people who pull up to stop lights and completely block the walkway with their giant ass SUV/pickup truck.

canadajanes
#199 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

Steph - on her way to winning another mother of the year award?

Elephant McGee
#200 posted by
Elephant McGee
on Apr 26, 2012

One place I worked had very, very detailed signs in the washroom telling you how to use it.  I thought it would be fun to print up some givig even more detailed instructions on how to do the things one does in a washroom.  (My favourites actually weren't the ones in the stall, but the one by the sink that said you should dry your hands with the paper towels, then throw them out in the garbage can at the other end of the counter.  I take it this was put up before they added a second paper towel dispenser and garbage can, so there was one at each end of the counter, and just slapped up the same sign again on the other side.  It made me wonder what was wrong with using the garbage can near the dispenser you'd just used, especially since people who'd used the other dispenser were going to be using it anyway.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#201 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

zamm (193), that occurs all the time in English! Has for hundreds of years, especially with French words that are not normal to pronounce in English. (Let me think of an example.)

Gauge -- from the French jauge (yes, pronounced all soft, all like j's) -- it didn't make sense in English, so despite that it's not spelled "guage" it got pronounced that way.

I think every language does that. One might as well complain about Japanese pronunciations of English words. Or about the pronunciation "grosheries"!

doug the canuck
#202 posted by
doug the canuck
on Apr 26, 2012

@old man janes - [198] you talking about my big ass again?

rebbey
#203 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

Excuse me while I go listen to non stop Rich Aucoin for 3 hours and get increasingly more excited for seeing him perform tonight...

StephRamsahai
#204 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@canadajanes - You know it!! Best Mom, right here. ;)

zoot aloors
#205 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@ mandy, you tell that little soldier that his country appreciates his valour, and to keep his chin up!

Funny, because Grant Lawrence has the same 'zedzed' quirk too!! so cool!

centropomus
#206 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

True story. There's a bathroom with a sign on the inside of the door: "Kindly leave this door a jar when you leave so that others will know that the room is available"

They were not amused when I taped a jar to the door.

EricR
#207 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lauren - if you don't like animals dressed up as humans, then don't read one of the funniest (and NSFW -language) blogs on the net right now: The Bloggess

Including posts, such as:

[ http://thebloggess.com/2012/04/home-again-for-a-day/ ]

[ http://bit.ly/zEPnHk ]

[ http://bit.ly/lREE7K ] ... this one has nothing to do with taxidermied animals dressed up, but it's the "one that started it all" for me.  And it has a giant metal chicken.

Remember, NSFW language.  But funny.

 

StephRamsahai
#208 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway - Old people are awesome. I love hearing their stories, like you said, and there are moments of silence and peacefullness that you just don't get with kids! I think I am, and always have been, and old person at heart.

erinev
#209 posted by
erinev
on Apr 26, 2012

@ StephRamsahai [82]-- AGREED!!

Benoit from Ottawa
#210 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Guesstimate, also guestimate: apparently around since 1935-1940 -- which is not a guesstimation.

canadajanes
#211 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

@Doug - I don't know, do you stop halfway into intersections, forcing me to practically walk into traffic to get around your vehicle?

Benoit from Ottawa
#212 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

centropomus: no sense of humour. They should have been amused.

zammachus
#213 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Beef

People who make a mess of public washrooms. At my last job, there was a communal washroom for the half-dozen offices in the building. Someone from a different office managed to completely flood the counter every time they washed their hands.

How do you even DO that?

BfO

Appropriating a word and altering how it's spelled to make it easier to pronounce with an Anglophonic tongue is one thing. I'm railing against those that don't bother changing the spelling but 'fix' the pronunciation.

jojodillon
#214 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

@Steph:  I'm apologizing for my son in advance of Home County!

hedgeway
#215 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@Steph - I always found it hilarious going to see my grandparents because they tell me the exact same storieds and ask me the exact same questions every time I see them. I have no clue why I think it's funny but I do.

StephRamsahai
#216 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@jojo - Your son is so cute! As long as he's wearing a shirt with a shark on it, I'm okay with him! :) If he cries or tried to talk to me though, I'm outta there! Hahaha! ;)

centropomus
#217 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

My beef of the day:

NHL refs who call phantom holding penalties near the end of regulation to try to get the defending champs into the 2nd round.

StephRamsahai
#218 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway - I know, eh!! It's awesome. I love it. :P

doug the canuck
#219 posted by
doug the canuck
on Apr 26, 2012

@canadajanes - oh..is that what we're calling it now? my "vehicle"....

jojodillon
#220 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve:  People who scam children ages 5 and under. 

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20120424/NEWS01/304240084/Detroit-man-charged-scamming-5-year-old-girl?odyssey=obinsite

 

hedgeway
#221 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

oh keeping on the hockey pet peeves, linesmen who take forever to drop the puck... DROP THE EFFING PUCK!!!

StephRamsahai
#222 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

I just got this test message:

"Jokes about sausages are the wurst."

I'm still laughing. Pretty hard, too. Ah man...

StephRamsahai
#223 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

errr... text message*

zoot aloors
#224 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

[#206] Big laugh of the morning! thanks, centopomus!!!

canadajanes
#225 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

@doug - I don't think I actually know what you drive...

Elephant McGee
#226 posted by
Elephant McGee
on Apr 26, 2012

@camilla: Am I allowed to wear fake glasses if I want people to think I'm smarter, and in fact nerdier, not cooler?  I was one of the few kids at physics camp back in highschool without them (yes, I went to physics camp in highschool--I have earned glasses), and I'm worried it's holding my career back.  (One of my other nerdy friends complained that the hipsters had stolen our glasses, and I said that at least, unlike the jocks, they didn't steal them directly off our faces then play keep-away;)

garfielduk
#227 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

My pet peeve is either not enough Canadian bands playing near where I live or public transport stopping too early for me to get back from farther afield.

zammachus
#228 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

My #1 Beef of the day would have to be that my Toronto Star still hasn't shown up.

hedgeway
#229 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@garf - I feel like that and I live in Canada! Waterloo gets a decent amount of good shows but I feel like it gets skipped over more often than not.

Elephant McGee
#230 posted by
Elephant McGee
on Apr 26, 2012

Also, the punctuation at the end of my message 226 is the result of a confusing French keyboard that I'm not yet used to, not a smily.  You have to press a shift key every time you want a period.  The semicolon, which noone knows how to use anyway, is considered more important.  Just thought I should mention that, in case smileys are someone's pet peeve.

zammachus
#231 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Wait... No.

My #1 Beef of ALL TIME

People who endlessly complain about something but can't be bothered to do anything about it. I refuse to listen to that kind of bitching. If it bothers you, find a solution. Whining to me about it does nothing to help your cause.

StephRamsahai
#232 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Is anyone else surprised that no one has started off saying "You know what really grinds my gears?" yet? I'm gonna think of a good one now and start it with that. Stay tuned!

canadajanes
#233 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

@Zammie - Yeah, but what are you doing about it?

garfielduk
#234 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway #229, If I was braver/richer I would put on shows at a local venue.

 

@zammy #231, I'd better shut up then.

centropomus
#235 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

More beef:

Hockey parents yelling at teenager referees at their 8 year-old's hockey game.

The statement at the end of job postings at Canadian uni's: "While we encourage applications from all interested candidates, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents." (Doesn't that pretty much go against everything uni's are supposed to stand for? You know, like bringing in the highest quality faculty for their students?).

People who feel the need to install ridiculous subwoofers in their cars so that everyone within a 10k radius can feel their music.

Quitting while I'm behind...

zammachus
#236 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

CJ

I just did something about it. I've told people that they should try to solve the problem before complaining about it.

zammachus
#237 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Steph

You know what grinds my gears?

People who grind their gears. Buy an automatic transmission vehicle.

hedgeway
#238 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@garf 234 - That's exactly what I want to do if I ever become rich somehow.

hotpatch
#239 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 26, 2012

i once felt compelled to make a sign FOR THE REST ROOM AT WORK that said

please shit in the toilet NOT ON THE TOILET



StephRamsahai
#240 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

You know what realy grinds my gears!?

When you're in a line and the person behind you insists on standing as close as possible to you. Come on, you being 4 inches closer to the front of the line does not mean you're gonna get anywhere any faster. Back off, gimme space, your bag is touching me, I can't move any further forward without doing the same thing to the guy in front of me and I'm about to lose it!

centropomus
#241 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

People who complain about elected officials, then admit that they didn't vote.

garfielduk
#242 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@centropomus #241, Agreed

hotpatch
#243 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 26, 2012

re #239; the case of exploding asshole miraculously cleared up

hedgeway
#244 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@steph 240 - That's when you stretch and "accidentally" hit them in the face.

canadajanes
#245 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

@centropomus - are you allowed to complain about elected officials if you are legally unable to vote?

jojodillon
#246 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

My biggest beef these days, will probably not be appreciated here on the blog, because it's Detroit specific, but anywho:  When bands are on tour in the States these days, they'll totally skip from Ohio to Indiana/Illinois without playing MI.  Like it's too much out of the way to play Detroit.  We are supposed to be relevant to the musical world!  It's becoming a problem.

zammachus
#247 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Steph 240

This rule applies to cars waiting at a red light as well. It's not just discourteous but unsafe. When you're riding my bumper and somebody rear-ends you, you're going straight into me. Give 6' and you won't be responsible for causing further damage to my car.

CDNz1
#248 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 26, 2012

@jjd [246] - Things are actually improving.

centropomus
#249 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

@#245 --- yes, as long as you do vote wherever and whenever you are eligible.

For example, I can't vote in Canada (I'm American), and I can't vote in local-level elections in the US (I'm not a resident of any voting district). But, I can and do vote as an absentee in all federal elections in the US. It's all I can do, but I do feel like that allows me to complain about politicians in the US.

StephRamsahai
#250 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@Zamm - Yeah, I was gonna rant about the car thing to, but I don't quite feel eligible enough yet.. heh! Maybe after my lesson on Friday. :)

garfielduk
#251 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

Why can't people spell my name, I can understand if you have only heard me say it, but when replying to an email they have no excuse, it's right there in front of them.

jojodillon
#252 posted by
jojodillon
on Apr 26, 2012

@CDNz1 you can't just say that and not explain!

canadajanes
#253 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

@centro - I'm Canadian living in the US, can't vote down here and definitely complain a lot. (Then again, I also volunteer a lot of time and donate a little money.)

zoot aloors
#254 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

Why are 'pants' and 'scissors' plural, but 'deer' and 'moose' are singular and plural???

centropomus
#256 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

@canadajanes --- can and do you vote absentee in Canada? Do they have that option up here?

rebbey
#257 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

@Zamm - I want a pet white orca named Iceberg. :(

canadajanes
#258 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

@centro - I've only been able to make it work once. I'm not sure why I've had so much trouble with it, but it's definitely not easy.

hotpatch
#259 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 26, 2012

craig, you seem to have touched a (hemorrhoid) nerve with this post topic

marie_curious
#260 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet peeve: People who say "BOLTH" when they mean "both"

StephRamsahai
#261 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

BEST RESTAURANT SPELLING MISTAKE!

There was a "Canadian/Chinese" restaurant in Kitchener that, for the longest time, had a sign that said "Delicious Dumpings - $2". I laughed everytime I passed it.

jdurley
#262 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve:  People who say BOLTH when they mean EACH

stevierayk
#263 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 26, 2012

too many screens of Good Fellas. That's my yous guys excuse

My pet peeve - people who are pretentious. 

canadajanes
#264 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

Marie - My fiancee says BOLTH, which is a very South Dakotan accented way of saying it. I find it endearing!

centropomus
#265 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

Saying "nucular" instead of "nuclear" (I'm looking at you, Dubya.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#266 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

zoot: your 1): makes sense, because they are pairs: of leg things (they come from chaps-like things)*, or of blades. * the other synonyms tend to be plural too (pantaloons, slacks, jeans, etc.)

Your 2) is intriguing. Don't know. Will look.

lindsey.who
#267 posted by
lindsey.who
on Apr 26, 2012

New beef: People swimming the WRONG way in the fitness lanes. There is a sign telling you witch way to go. Further beef, the lifeguards that don't fix it. 

Maybe I'm just obsessive. 

lindsey.who
#268 posted by
lindsey.who
on Apr 26, 2012

I could write a book on gym pet peeves

zoot aloors
#269 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

Folks who say 'I should of'. No. You should have...

@Benoit, I await any follow-up with unmitigated anticipation, thanks!

hotpatch
#270 posted by
hotpatch
on Apr 26, 2012

this song is giving me aural halucinations

zammachus
#271 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Lindsey

No. That's not obsessive. That would irritate me, as well. These directions aren't optional. They're there to make life easier for everyone.

Rebbey

You're not a man so you don't need to worry about Iceberg being a man-eater.

hedgeway
#272 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

I'm so excited for this Purity Ring album... I preordered it yesterday because there is no possible way that it won't be great.

lindsey.who
#273 posted by
lindsey.who
on Apr 26, 2012

I also realize I used the wrong "which" in my comment. I just woke up (again). Not my fault. 

zammachus
#274 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Anti-Beef

Getting giant cheques from the gov't. Woo! Income tax return!

rebbey
#275 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

@zam - baboom.

zammachus
#276 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Rebbey

I've been getting a lot of 'babooms' lately.

StephRamsahai
#277 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Did anyone read 261?! COME ON!

Dumpings instead of Dumplings!? Hilarious.

Benoit from Ottawa
#278 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

zoot, noted, but: not easy, and 2) French toast to be eaten. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Paul Fisher
#279 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Apr 26, 2012

HI I HAVE NOT READ THE COMMENTS THREAD AND AM HERE TO MAKE A COMMENT

I'm going to asume that people are cheesed about people not walking on escalators. HOWEVER! If escalator capacity is the limiting factor, walking on an escalator actually reduces capacity because of shuffling [0]. So if you're in a crowded subway station and people are waiting for an escalator, you can acutally do the crowd in aggregate a favor by blocking the side. Truefax.

[0] http://www.slate.com/articles/life/walking/2012/04/walking_in_america_what_scientists_know_about_how_pedestrians_really_behave_.html

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hedgeway
#280 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@steph - I read it and smirked... I think seeing it in real life would be more funny though.

zammachus
#281 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

I'm sorry, Steph. Did you say something?

laurenelizabeth
#282 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Oh my goodness! I just got up from my desk to go to the printer and in our lunch room is looks like a candy store threw up! It's awesome. Licorice, ju jubes, fudge and many other delicious sweets have randomly appeared.

centropomus
#283 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

People who express an opinion, then end by emphatically saying "Period!".

zoot aloors
#284 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Delicious Dumpings was indeed a LOL moment, Steph!

Benoit from Ottawa
#285 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Ahhhh, Periods.

 

I. Hate. The. Fad. Of. Periods. For. Emphasis.

No. Shit.

zammachus
#286 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Ohhh..  "Expecially", "expresso", "nucular".

Look carefully at the word you're trying and failing to say. You may be pleasantly surprised.

londonbird
#287 posted by
londonbird
on Apr 26, 2012

People who say repetitive things like "reply back" and "7:00AM in the morning." We got it the first time! 

StephRamsahai
#288 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

@hedgeway - You're probably right... haha! If you ever get "Draw Something" I'll draw you a picture of it. Maybe that'll help. :P

@Zoot - I'm glad!! :D

hedgeway
#289 posted by
hedgeway
on Apr 26, 2012

@steph - Hah! I meant to do that like 3 weeks ago.... maybe one of these days.

zammachus
#290 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Londonbird

Ah yes. The redundancies bug me, too. Even worse is when they use the same phrase twice in a sentence.

'Irregardless' is another horrid false word.

Tandy Sean
#291 posted by
Tandy Sean
on Apr 26, 2012

My pet peeve is people.

centropomus
#292 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

People who write books complaining about misuse of punctuation, but their book is chock full of bad punctuation. (I'm looking at you, Lynne Truss.)

Paul Fisher
#293 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Apr 26, 2012

Also, unwarranted prescriptivism usually pisses me off. For instance, the double-negative is commonly used in English speech and the meaning is clear. Ain't is a word. Deal with it.

("Irregardless" still gets under my skin, so basically what I'm saying is I'm kind of a hypocrite.)

Benoit from Ottawa
#294 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Exceptions to the plural "fish", according to a few people (I think they are correct)

http://www.anglaisfacile.com/forum/lire.php?num=3&msg=32494&titre=%26%23039%3Bfish%26%23039%3B+et+%26%23039%3Bfishes%26%23039%3B



carlyg
#295 posted by
carlyg
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve

Admittedly, most of my pet peeves involve driving. I can't stand being in the car with someone who has the windshield wipers going way to fast for the situation, people who drive to slow, don't know how to change lanes, park like assholes, etc.

My mother also does the most irritating thing when she eats. Even when not eating soup she slurps. It drives me crazy!

 

zoot aloors
#296 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Well, hello to you, too, Tandy! ;)

jdurley
#297 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

@Benoit (285)  Worst. Pet peeve. Ever.

Benoit from Ottawa
#298 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

"In terms of plural versus singular usage, the term "fishes" is properly used in reference to individuals of more than one species. However, in reference to one or more individuals of only one species, the term "fish" is appropriate."

From http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/fishes

zammachus
#299 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

BfO

As I understand it, fish/fishes are much like leafs/leaves. If you have many of a single type of leaf it's 'leafs' (a la 'Toronto Maple Leafs'). Many different types of leaf are leaves.

I'd say fishes : leafs :: fish : leaves. This is purse speculation.

zammachus
#300 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

... Purse speculation. What an amusing typographical error.

garfielduk
#301 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@centropomus #292, Eats shoots and leaves has errors?

Paul Fisher
#302 posted by
Paul Fisher
on Apr 26, 2012

@aammachus [300]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law

marie_curious
#303 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

No. "Leafs" is only correct when referring to the Hockey team. Otherwise, it should always be "leaves"

jdurley
#304 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Don't bother to speculate in my purse - there's no money in there...

centropomus
#305 posted by
centropomus
on Apr 26, 2012

@garf #301 --- Too many to count.

jdurley
#306 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve:  when everyone bands together to sing the song I hate.  (Norwegians, I am loving you so much right now!)

http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-norwegians-sing-song-breivik-hates-085427702.html

 

marie_curious
#307 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

[303]: Unless it's a verb.

zoot aloors
#308 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Paulie, you're such an intelligent guy, I'm pretty shocked to see you shrugging off the usage of pseudo-words, and double-negative speech, as a proper evolution of our language. It just doesn't work like that; you need to show just cause for such infractions, or admit a communication failure.

Benoit from Ottawa
#309 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Okay, my take on singular & plural words like deer, fish, um yogourt? Okay, let's leave yoghurt out of it. Yogurt too.

Deer, fish, etc., I think these were things once so plentiful that one tended to see, to catch, many at one go. So they weren't seen so much as individuals. (But then again, what about birdS in their huge flocks?)

In passing, this interesting bit from Merriam Webster: (I bolded it)

"Definition of DEER

1 archaic : animal; especially : a small mammal

2 : any of numerous slender-legged ruminant mammals (family Cervidae, the deer family) having usually brownish fur and antlers borne by the males of nearly all and by the females of a few forms .

 

More later maybe.

loweeda
#311 posted by
loweeda
on Apr 26, 2012

hey, i'm in the middle of moving, so I can't hang out but:

substantive.

THAT IS NOT A WORD!  gahhh, I hate it!

That is all.

Craig Norris
#312 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

Keep the beeves coming!

zoot aloors
#313 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@my deer/dear friends, thanks foal your help retrieving the antlers I've been looking for!

Benoit from Ottawa
#314 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

zoot, 308: one should only be concerned with evolution of the language: adding "proper" is imposing one's own values, one's preferences.

We must remember that language is primarily verbal, second that it gets written down, that people who make dictionaries come next (and they just mark down usage -- okay, what they judge proper usage, although that's been changing), and fourth then come people who think dictionaries' and grammars' rules actually rule the day. And those people are mistaken.

Because language is verbal to start with; it's regional; it's conventional, and conventions differ by region, hell, people don't even agree on pronunciation! One could easily find 15 different accents in North America!

So double negatives!...A teacher's saying to his or her class that a double negative made a positive (it doesn't, but let's leave that aside), but that two positives NEVER make a negative, when a little voice from the back goes "yeah, sure."

!

(I'll stop for a breath now.)

zammachus
#315 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Craig

Was 'fruitation' in the blog post you baiting us?

jdurley
#316 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

@loweeda:  good luck with your move! 

laurenelizabeth
#317 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

loweeda: It's in the dictionary... Also, we auditors use the word 'substantive' all the time. We use a 'substantive audit approach'. 

CDNz1
#318 posted by
CDNz1
on Apr 26, 2012

"Beeves?"

 

laurenelizabeth
#319 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

loweeda: Also, I hate moving, so I hope you're having a better time of it!!! 

Christine McAvoy
#320 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

Oh helloooooooo!

kirkofdoom
#321 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 26, 2012

I haven't read much (read: any) of the blog thus far, so I don't know what people are complaining about... but here is something that I think everyone should be interested in on the topic of language. It's one of those kinetic typography things of Stephen Fry talking about the fluidity of language.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7E-aoXLZGY

That being said, "could" care less still bugs the hell out of me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7O0MFkmpw

iamRobSmith
#322 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 26, 2012

Gooooood morning all!

jdurley
#323 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Another pet peeve:  styrofoam cups.  Why do these still exist? 

laurenelizabeth
#324 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Kirk of Doom and CMAC up and at it at 8:13 in the morning! This is a rare event.

goddess of rot
#325 posted by
goddess of rot
on Apr 26, 2012

My beef is beef.

 

Which is another way of saying over-consumption.

 

Which is another way of saying using 3 or more times the resources planet earth can provide.

 

That, and people who take themselves too seriously.

 

Christine McAvoy
#326 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

I know...I was up at 7am for some reason...I tried to go back to sleep and failed.

Kirk has this "work" thing that he has to "go to" in the morning.....

zoot aloors
#327 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's You Beef?

@jhuley, and to add, why all the extra packaging on consumer goods??? Cut that shit out!

mandypants
#328 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeves 

Close Talkers - people who get so close to your face you can smell their breath...bleh

Gum Chewers - I hate that slapping sound it makes when people chew gum with their mouth open

Benoit from Ottawa
#329 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

loweeda, well, probably not the way(s) They are using it, but it IS a word. Mostly grammatical, but there is more.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/substantive

And then, laxer: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/substantive

kirkofdoom
#330 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 26, 2012

at lauren

i start work at 8, but i usually don't check Craig's blog, because... ew, Craig.

(and because my brain isn't working this early)

Benoit from Ottawa
#331 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

318: irregular spontaneous plural of "beef"

jdurley
#332 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Another pet peeve:  People who use something up, and don't replace it.  This is particularly irksome with bathroom products:  toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.

Craig Norris
#333 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@zammachus [315] Did you read the rest of the post?

iamRobSmith
#334 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 26, 2012

I'll tell you what beefs my pickle three ways to Sunday!

People that think driving a Hybrid is good for the environment. The only thing good about a hybrid is that it saves you gas money, that is it. Look up how lithium batteries are made etc. and you will quickly realize a modern gas engine in smaller to mid-size cars is actually better on the environment.

phew and breath...

laurenelizabeth
#335 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Kirk of Doom [330] Hi-O!

Christine McAvoy
#336 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

my brain is also not functioning because I cant think of my pet peeves....there are lots too.

Kirk? do you remember for me?

mcfflyer
#337 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 26, 2012

Good morning, Canada and the world!

iamRobSmith
#338 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 26, 2012

Good morning Lee

jdurley
#339 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Wow, all you left-coasters are up early today!  Good morning!

zammachus
#340 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Craig

tl;dr

laurenelizabeth
#341 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

jdurley: They're tired of missing out on all the fun we have without them.

Benoit from Ottawa
#342 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Good morning Christine and Lee.

garfielduk
#343 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lee, Good Morning Sir

laurenelizabeth
#344 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Apr 26, 2012

Also Christine, I had to stop reading your tweets last night because all the food pictures were making me so hungry! 

kirkofdoom
#345 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 26, 2012

Christine's Pet Peeves.

Certainly not when people ask her about her camera. If you ever see Christine with her camera, ask her as many questions as you possibly can!

And then imply that you could be just as good if you had the right camera.

zoot aloors
#346 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@ goddess of rot, just read up the thread, and really, really agree!

zammachus
#347 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

jdurley

You demonstrated a good peeve (although not a big one) just now.

West is not left. Just because the majority of maps put north at the top does not make it 'up'.

jdurley
#348 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Oh, just thought of another one:  people who drop things, and then just leave them on the floor / ground.  What's up with that?  Also, people who litter their cigarette butts.  Those things are poison to the environment.  Please find an ashtray.

Benoit from Ottawa
#349 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

iamRob, I agree. Best thing (not for surviving a crash, but for gas) is a small Japanese or Korean 4 cylinder car (I'm talking brands, who knows where they are made, varies by model).

rebbey
#350 posted by
rebbey
on Apr 26, 2012

Christine Pet Peeves - people emailing asking her to do a review for VIA!

Craig Norris
#351 posted by
Craig Norris
on Apr 26, 2012

@zammachus...wow, if you of all people think that it's too long...

and, uh...it was in the next paragraph.

jdurley
#352 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

re:347, Ha!  I went fishing with that comment, and caught myself a zammachus.

garfielduk
#353 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@CMac #336, people liking to many of your photos at once on facbook

Benoit from Ottawa
#354 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

zamm, zamm, zamm: South is down.

God made it that way.

And Australians are wrong.

garfielduk
#355 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

*too

iamRobSmith
#356 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 26, 2012

@zam [347] you look at maps upside down.

Christine McAvoy
#357 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

HAHAHAHAHA this is the BEST! you guys are all correct!

mcfflyer
#358 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 26, 2012

I hope we all have a better day than the unfortunate driver who wrapped his car around a telephone pole right behind my house this morning.  You'd wonder if he hadn't ever driven on wet pavement before. 

And thanks to everyone back east wishing us West Coasters good morning!

Benoit from Ottawa
#359 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

351: long blog

You should have seen Lana's posting of yesterday afternoon! Two full screens, I think. (It's about using Prince lines to pick up...)

zammachus
#360 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Beef

'Accident' vs. 'Crash'

Christine McAvoy
#361 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

Lana's post that we Occupied:

http://music.cbc.ca/genres/Rock/blogs/2012/4/Prince-lyrics-as-pickup-lines

zoot aloors
#362 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

The utter vacuousness of this Advertising Age.

mandypants
#363 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

Christine Pet Peeves - people who break the blog by going out of the text box and she has to scroll.

Benoit from Ottawa
#364 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet peeve: people saying Ottawa and Toronto are "East". Not my pet peeve, but Maritimers'.

loweeda
#365 posted by
loweeda
on Apr 26, 2012

re substantive:

OK yes, I know it is *technically* a word.  I just hate the sound of it, and how it has kind of taken over where "substantial" used to be just fine.  (really i'm just being ornery).

Thanks for the good move wishes!  It's going pretty well so far, actually.  Stuff's going into storage today, and then the stuff that moves with me is getting packed tomorrow.  And hopefully it will arrive in London at roughly the same time that I do.  Bigtime hoping on that one.

jdurley
#366 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

362 +1 

Benoit from Ottawa
#367 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Thanks, Christine! (who does not like being called "Chris")

MSteve
#368 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 26, 2012

@BfO

Montreal too.  Sorry, 2 hours in any direction isn't going anywhere!

zammachus
#369 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

'The notion that north should always be up and east at the right was established by the Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy (90-168 AD). "Perhaps this was because the better-known places in his world were in the northern hemisphere, and on a flat map these were most convenient for study if they were in the upper right-hand corner," historian Daniel Boorstin opines. Mapmakers haven't always followed Ptolemy; during the Middle Ages, Boorstin notes, maps often had east on top — whence the expression "to orient." But north prevailed over the long haul. By the time Southern Hemispheroids had become numerically significant enough to bitch, the north-side-up convention was too well established to change.'

— Cecil Adams

Benoit from Ottawa
#370 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

365, loweeda, that's what I thought you were going on about. That's a rather normal reaction.

iamRobSmith
#371 posted by
iamRobSmith
on Apr 26, 2012

[369] that post is too long;)

Christine McAvoy
#372 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

you guys know me too well hahaha....

:)

 

(@mandy, my biggest problem is that I have an apple magic mouse and it puts the scroll bar on the bottom and sometimes my mouse mistakes it for me wanting to go back a page and it takes me off the blog...its hard to describe but its annoooooooying haha)(@benoit no! I dont mind! no one ever does anymore. my family does and my ontario friends do, and the stw guys do because they've known me for ages...BC just never took to it. it's either Christine or C-Mac out here.... i dont like being called Chrissy though hah. Only my elementary school bf and my late grandfather were allowed to) 

Christine McAvoy
#373 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

well...i screwed that up a bit

carlyg
#374 posted by
carlyg
on Apr 26, 2012

@loweeda - Yay! So exciting. I love moving. Good luck.

Benoit from Ottawa
#375 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

I HAVE A PREVIOUS PEEVE NOW SOLVED! Two, even!

Nobody says "toooootally" anymore.

Nobody says "partayyy" anymore, nor "party hardy" (pardy hardy).

 

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

somatization
#376 posted by
somatization
on Apr 26, 2012

big pet peeve: was just at tim hortons, the temp foreign worker from the phllipines kept apologizing when I had to repeat my order twice when I ordered a "small black coffee"

marie_curious
#377 posted by
marie_curious
on Apr 26, 2012

Oooh! I have some brand new fodder with which to annoy Benoit! Tooootally!

Benoit from Ottawa
#378 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

A new designation to me, and lovely phrasing!

By the time Southern Hemispheroids had become numerically significant enough to bitch, (...)

kirkofdoom
#379 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Apr 26, 2012

Oh, here's one that I posted on the faceybooks a little while ago:

I have a weird, irrational pet peeve: when people elongate words for emphasis with a letter that doesn't correspond to speech.

For example, how would you say "awesomeeeeeeeeee" out loud? Or "sweettttttt" without sounding like a sprinkler?

Benoit from Ottawa
#380 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

377: that is soooooo Y2K!

somatization
#381 posted by
somatization
on Apr 26, 2012

#2: when I'm trying to type on my computer and my dog puts his wet nose under my hand looking for a scratch

 

zammachus
#382 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Beef

People who extend hard consonants for emphasis just because it's the last letter of the word.

As conveniently and aptly demonstrated by Kirk in 379.

zoot aloors
#383 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's C-Mac's Beef?

Tall people with no sense of chivalry, hogging the best sightlines at the shows she's shooting.

 

zammachus
#384 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Kirk

I once pointed that out to a friend of mine who did it regularly. It became a running joke with us.

'That's sweetuh-tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh-tuh.'

mandypants
#385 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

somatization - my dog does that when I have a hot tea in my hand!

stevierayk
#386 posted by
stevierayk
on Apr 26, 2012

Yes! The old hold the door. C’mon people don’t be so rude.

Also, parking right in front of the grocery store – “oh I’m only running in for a second” yes, you’re so important that fire routes and common courtesies aren’t anything you should concern yourself with.

Plus – people who leave their car running – Screw the environment

More- people who don’t recycle (particularly if they have kids)

zammachus
#387 posted by
zammachus
on Apr 26, 2012

Beef

People who dismiss something as 'stupid' because they don't understand or like it.

Benoit from Ottawa
#388 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

We all know these words, but I sure didn't know they were afflicted with ablaut plurals!

"Ablaut plurals

The plural is sometimes formed by simply changing the vowel sound of the singular, in a process called ablaut (these are sometimes called mutated plurals):

foot feet

goose geese

louse lice

man men

mouse mice

tooth teeth

woman women

 

and, in some cartoons, moose - meese

Benoit from Ottawa
#389 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

ooooooh -----> "

mcfflyer
#390 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 26, 2012

A real legitimate pet peeve: the complete inability to stream Radio3 from the "new" website while at work.  I miss the basement.  However, I can overcome this by streaming R3 from the iPhone app on my phone.  Fortunately, I have one of those AT&T unlimited data plans.  Still, what a hassle.

Christine McAvoy
#391 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Apr 26, 2012

@zoot haha that's probably other peoples problems. I'll either be at the front already being tall myself or will elbow my way through until i can see :p

garfielduk
#392 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lee #390, I'm guessing you have tried opening http://1661.live.streamtheworld.com:80/CBC_R3_WEB_SC in a media player

StephRamsahai
#393 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

I want to ask Plants and Animals what this song is about.

That is all.

Benoit from Ottawa
#394 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Apr 26, 2012

Ran across this (in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_plural#Nouns_with_identical_singular_and_plural):

octopus octopuses (note: octopi also occurs, although it is strictly speaking unfounded,[18] because it is not a Latin noun of the second declension, but rather a Latinized form of Greek ὀκτώ-πους, eight-foot. The theoretically correct form octopodes is rarely used.)

platypus platypuses (same as octopus: platypi occurs but is etymologically incorrect, and platypodes, while technically correct, is even rarer than octopodes)

smalliebigs
#395 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 26, 2012

Morning all. 

Beefs: not only togues in the summer time, but toques in other ridiculous situations, like at the gym. Really? A toque at the gym? I appreciate that you need to look "gangster", but isn't there a line for comfort's sake? 

Impoliteness + Closed minds. 

zoot aloors
#396 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

Aublaut Plurals, very very cool, Benoit.

Good to know that you have that killer instinct, Christine! You get the best photos, girl!

My daughter, also named Christine's Beef must be the nickname we gave her around the house, "teenie"...

jdurley
#397 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

Octopi - A pie cut into 8 pieces.

axis
#398 posted by
axis
on Apr 26, 2012

@ BfO re pickup lines  Here's some good/ridiculous ones I fouind while I was trying to brush up on my business French. A whole chapter dedicated to l'amour:  http://www.bonjour.com/index.php?lesson=8 The only gardens I see are in your eyes? Really? Hahaha!

EricR
#399 posted by
EricR
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lee [#390] - I think we've been through this before, but can you not install WinAmp or iTunes or something on your work PC and stream the station through that?

Shonica
#400 posted by
Shonica
on Apr 26, 2012

Sorry I have been busy this morning unable to post but I have a Pet Peeve

It really bugs me at volunteer run venues those people who leave garbage on the floor instead of taking it to the trash/recycling bins.

boders
#401 posted by
boders
on Apr 26, 2012

@Craig - you're supposed to play 'Post-War Blues' after that kind of post!

StephRamsahai
#402 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve:

Tomato haters.

StephRamsahai
#403 posted by
StephRamsahai
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeve:

The saying "haters gonna hate."

boders
#404 posted by
boders
on Apr 26, 2012

Pluralization - I finished 'Anathem' over the weekend. Wow was that fun. It deals with the multi-verse interpretation of quantum mechanics...hence the need to talk of cosmi...

mcfflyer
#405 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 26, 2012

@EricR - Alas, I cannot install any programs on my computer without permission from "administration", and I can't imagine what justification I could use to say that I "need" iTunes.

BTW, it works on my home computer. 

However, it seems so strange that I can access my personal playlist from the site at work as well as I do get the "Welcome to CBC Music" greeting, but it just won't stream Radio3.

zoot aloors
#406 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

What's Your Beef?

Chinstrap Beards

Truck Nutz

NASCAR fashion statements. Ohh! A Racing Jacket!! You had me fooled!!! NOT!

garfielduk
#407 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lee, can you go to streamtheworld.com in your browser at work?

carlyg
#408 posted by
carlyg
on Apr 26, 2012

@Steph Re: 402 - Agreed!

mandypants
#409 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

Pet Peeves

Men that have back hair popping out of the neck of their shirt!  *gag*

Men with hairy toes that wear sandles....*gag*

canadajanes
#410 posted by
canadajanes
on Apr 26, 2012

@mandy - Hey now, what do you have against hairy guys? Why aren't we allowed to wear sandals?

OSUChE
#411 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 26, 2012

Good Morning All!

<-----MY #1 PET PEEVE

 

 

MSteve
#412 posted by
MSteve
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lee

Here are a couple other websites that work for me when music.cbc.ca doesn't (like that last few days)

http://www.shoutcast.com/Internet-Radio/CBC+Radio+3

http://tunein.com/radio/CBC-Radio-3-s20496/

mcfflyer
#413 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 26, 2012

@Garf - Nope.  Blocked by Websense.

jdurley
#414 posted by
jdurley
on Apr 26, 2012

#411 - HAHAHAHAHAH!!!  Or, for the ladies, the same thing on the FRONT.

smalliebigs
#415 posted by
smalliebigs
on Apr 26, 2012

@Zoot: how could I forget chinstrap beards? They're acceptable only on the Amish and those playing Abraham Lincoln in a plays/movies/tv shows. 

mandypants
#416 posted by
mandypants
on Apr 26, 2012

I just don't like hairy toes or backs...

mcfflyer
#417 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 26, 2012

@Craig - you looking in a mirror again?

zoot aloors
#418 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@ smallie, exactly! Time and Place! Time and Place!!! ;)

garfielduk
#419 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lee #413, that's why you can't hear the live streams as they come from that site, the rest of the audio comes from the CBC itself so you can hear the intro and the playlists

MrFussyfont
#420 posted by
MrFussyfont
on Apr 26, 2012

This iTunes promo is my R3 pet peeve. One of them. Does Apple pay the CBC for that? Time to change it, no?

mcfflyer
#421 posted by
mcfflyer
on Apr 26, 2012

Thanks, Garf.  Did not know that.

garfielduk
#422 posted by
garfielduk
on Apr 26, 2012

@Lee, the only thing I can think of is using a proxy

zoot aloors
#423 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

@ OCUChE,re:[#411] very eloquent diatribe against the failings of modern technology. Very impressive, indeed. *wipes tear*

OSUChE
#424 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 26, 2012

@ Zoot: Sooo well put. This is a typical sidewalk coffee shop annoyance!

zoot aloors
#425 posted by
zoot aloors
on Apr 26, 2012

I showed my dear wife your Northern Lights photography yesterday, We both love those shots, man!

OSUChE
#426 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 26, 2012

Zoot:

Thanks. It was my quest to really see the lights on my trip north. Well worth it! Sometimes we just lucky with the camera. I really had no idea how long to expose. So I just guessed...and hope they look good later!

Michael Wynn
#427 posted by
Michael Wynn
on Apr 26, 2012

@garf, thanks for troubleshooting that with mr Hower!  Kudos to you.  Sounds like a network policy issue Lee at your work.

OSUChE
#428 posted by
OSUChE
on Apr 26, 2012

I'm moving over to Tariqs blog, See ya on the flip-side!

broasis
#429 posted by
broasis
on Apr 29, 2012

Hello Craig!

My pet peeve is the term "Tuna fish", when used to describe tuna, mostly in salad. But I've heard it elsewhere. Perhaps I will start using " chicken bird" or "...my car vehicle" or "..cut my lawn grass"

Great show!

Cheers

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