Wow, I don't have many of these problems; guess I lead a charmed life. But my favorite peeve is when people --usually those who should know better- use the term "amount" when they mean "number". For example: news reporter says "there were a large amount of people at the concert". No there were not unless they were of maximum fatness. "Amount" implies a mass or volume and is not to be used when you mean a number, or countable bunch. "There were a large number of people at the concert" is correct (and I am not even an English teacher.)grrr. . . Thanks for letting me rant, but you asked . . .
Yeah, that peeves me too.
Yeah but that peeve doesn't number to much.I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself. ;o)
Bruce, behave or I'll add you to my menagerie of pet peeves.
Oh, Goatman, I'm boiling with ire here, me too. Ten items or less.Illiterate sign-makers. Surely a person who makes signs should be at least marginally competent in language. Surely they should bounce the order back to the customer, red-penciled with "Please correct this document and resubmit".And... The idiot who put a screw into a carpet door-edging trim, in a hotel bathroom I once stayed at. The screw was slightly too big for the countersunk recess which should have hidden it. And it was a slotted screw, countersunk, put in at an angle. My foot bled copiously. On the beige carpet.People who use screws and don't use them properly.And the capslock key. I hate the capslock key. I do. I glare at it and snarl when I realise I''ve typed half my comment in upper-case. Why can't the stupid capslock key be up there where the non-functional 'blutooth' key is, in that row of laptop keys I NEVER hit by accident?And.And. And.I have so many peeves about bad design, behavior, speech, books, I'd better stop here before my head boils.The only one in the video that did not trouble me at all is the 'pizza rolls' one. I have no idea what a pizza roll is, and I hope to remain ignorant.
Soubriquet, although I do not support the death penalty your tale of the improperly countersunk screw had me rethinking my position on the issue for a nanosecond.
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