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Old 24-04-2013, 16:13
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People starting a sentence with the word obviously...sorry if this has been mentioned before. Obviously I didnt read the whole thread
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Old 24-04-2013, 16:21
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Those electronic speed-limit signs that are only supposed to light up if you are exceeding the posted limit. I've given up trying to satisfy the one on my commute, as it lights if I'm doing a steady GPS-measured 29-30mph.
Yes, there are several around here that say SLOW DOWN and flash 30, but they do it even when I pass them below 30.
And councils who think the answer to everything is to reduce the speed limits. There's a B-road around here that runs right from one town to the next, and some clever s*d has bunged a 20 (yes, TWENTY) limit on it. It's not a narrow, winding road and the pavements on both sides are wide, but 20 is the answer.Ludicrous.
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Old 24-04-2013, 17:01
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Idiots who don't seem to realise that the use of an indicator on a roundabout helps....hey, it's an INDICATION as to where you are going.

Idiots who drive along for MILES with their indicator going as though they are going to pull out and don't.

Idiots who assume the use of an indicator when changing lanes is just one of those things you do when you FEEL LIKE IT.

Idiots who assume that, although they are virtually parallel to you and you have NOWHERE to go, a mere one flick of an indicator gives them the right to cut you up almost creating a 5 car pile up.

Guess what I've been noticing today!!!!
Happens everywhere in my town, what gets me is when they have the audacity to give people dirty looks despite them being at fault.
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Old 24-04-2013, 17:23
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People who over-beep their car horn.

If you've just pulled up outside your friends house and you want to let them know you are outside then one or two friendly little parps is all you need. You don't need to translate the entire text of Don Quixote into Morse code and beep it out for them. You score even more twunt points if you start beeping about five doors before arriving at your target house.
There's no need to bip at all, get out of your car and knock on their door. Next door does a bit of childminding, and the number of bips we get ***every f***ing day*** drives me nuts!
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:17
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The parking situation in my street and the arguments and stress it causes. It's getting ridiculous.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:19
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Waking up at a stupidly late time then wanting to go back to sleep after having been up for only half an hour
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:25
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People who fill forms out. I'll stick to filling forms in thanks.

The completely-off-the-scale-in-terms-of-fitting-in-with-standard-road-sign-design, that awful yellow School Bus symbol that crept into our consciousness 30 years ago and is apparently now the accepted sign for that sort of thing.

Americanisms in general actually.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:26
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There's no need to bip at all, get out of your car and knock on their door. Next door does a bit of childminding, and the number of bips we get ***every f***ing day*** drives me nuts!

You mean you want them to WALK to the door??? Don't be silly.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:31
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People who fill forms out. I'll stick to filling forms in thanks.

The completely-off-the-scale-in-terms-of-fitting-in-with-standard-road-sign-design, that awful yellow School Bus symbol that crept into our consciousness 30 years ago and is apparently now the accepted sign for that sort of thing.

Americanisms in general actually.
Now that you've said that, I'm sure my default would be to 'fill in this form' rather than 'fill this form in'.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:33
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Babies crying, Mothers with buggies....you can see a theme here.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:34
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Now that you've said that, I'm sure my default would be to 'fill in this form' rather than 'fill this form in'.
Concur. The point is that we write words in the spaces on the form. Some Americanisms might make a bit of sense but filling out is just tosh. Write words in boxes - fill the boxes in - fill in the form.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:40
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Concur. The point is that we write words in the spaces on the form. Some Americanisms might make a bit of sense but filling out is just tosh. Write words in boxes - fill the boxes in - fill in the form.
Agreed. Now I'll be sensitive to this whenever I'm asked to fill in forms! This is the birth of a new irritation!
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:43
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People starting a sentence with the word obviously...sorry if this has been mentioned before. Obviously I didnt read the whole thread
The word 'obviously' is the most used word in our office, whether something is obvious or not.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:44
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The keys on my Samsung Galaxy S3. They're too small. Unless my thumbs have got bigger.
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Old 24-04-2013, 18:53
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Acronyms in the workplace that are invented so that people in the know appear smarter than those who don't.

It doesn't work. They just look like a dick.

They have probably spent a great deal of time in meetings to decide such stupidity too.
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Old 24-04-2013, 19:08
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The keys on my Samsung Galaxy S3. They're too small. Unless my thumbs have got bigger.
I'll piggyback on that with the iPhone keys. I rarely fail to write 'gaga' instead of 'haha'. Every 'x' at the end of text invariably becomes a 'c' or a full stop.
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Old 24-04-2013, 19:10
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Brown envelopes coming in the posy
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Old 24-04-2013, 20:11
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People (usually teenage boys) who show the top few inches of their underwear - belts are only a few pounds, so surely you can afford that.

And how did that "fashion" start in the first place?
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Old 24-04-2013, 20:20
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Tail-gaters. This will NOT make me go any faster and, if anything, I'll go a little bit slower just to annoy you. I also like to touch the brake pedal lightly so that my brake lights come on, making you slam on yours.

Radio phone-in callers that ask radio host how he or she is. Just make your point, will you?
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Old 24-04-2013, 20:37
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People who over-beep their car horn.

If you've just pulled up outside your friends house and you want to let them know you are outside then one or two friendly little parps is all you need. You don't need to translate the entire text of Don Quixote into Morse code and beep it out for them. You score even more twunt points if you start beeping about five doors before arriving at your target house.
I can't stop laughing at that...but you are correct!!
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Old 24-04-2013, 20:58
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People who smash the keys on their keyboard as though each key is responsible for murdering their first born. It's a laptop, not a manual typewriter.

People with particularly loud mouse wheels who insist on noisly "cliiiiiiiiiiicck cliiiiiiiiccck cliiiiiiiccking" from the very top to the bottom of every document they open for the entire working day.
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Old 24-04-2013, 20:59
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Tail-gaters. This will NOT make me go any faster and, if anything, I'll go a little bit slower just to annoy you. I also like to touch the brake pedal lightly so that my brake lights come on, making you slam on yours.

Radio phone-in callers that ask radio host how he or she is. Just make your point, will you?


"...I I I errrr... Just wanted to make a couple of points, Dave. errrrrm.....ramble ramble ramble".
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:02
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Brown envelopes coming in the posy
And if anything this proves my point about the size of keys on smartphones.
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Old 24-04-2013, 22:50
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And if anything this proves my point about the size of keys on smartphones.
Nothing to do with this then?

http://images.coplusk.net/project_im...1297650244.jpg
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Old 24-04-2013, 22:55
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And if anything this proves my point about the size of keys on smartphones.
Maybe they meant envelopes that come through flowers (seeing as "posy" is the name of a flower).
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