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Post by conjurer » March 16th 2020, 9:58pm

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Those fucking kazoo players in that Facebook commercial. It makes me irate. I want that horrible kazoo player expelled from school. Horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE.
I think Facesbookers and kazoo players should be disembowled with a rusty boathook.

And also, I would like to point out that my Very Important Post Count is now 30711.
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Post by conjurer » March 16th 2020, 9:59pm

conjurer wrote:
March 16th 2020, 9:58pm
smellody wrote:
March 16th 2020, 7:16pm
Those fucking kazoo players in that Facebook commercial. It makes me irate. I want that horrible kazoo player expelled from school. Horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE.
I think Facesbookers and kazoo players should be disembowled with a rusty boathook.

And also, I would like to point out that my Very Important Post Count is now 30711.
I DO like that Dr. Smells sounds like a much older fuck than I.
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Post by koimaster » March 16th 2020, 11:21pm

I forgot fools and toilet paper hoarders






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Re: Your Pet Peeves

Post by codguy » March 30th 2020, 9:55am

People that bring their fucking pets inside the store with them. I'm not talking service dogs here, I'm talking about their goddamn pets.

Sorry if you need an emotional support dog just to buy fucking groceries.............
but really, just leave "Precious" in the car or at home for 30 fucking minutes, you will survive.
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Post by gerdson » March 30th 2020, 10:11am

I don't agree to the car option, too many dogs (and kids) get killed. Other than that, I am with You.
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Post by gerdson » March 30th 2020, 10:38am

Btw. I know dog owners who don't dare to leave the dog in the car as it will eat the complete upholstery. Same thing when they leave it at home. My sympathy is not so big...
My sister in law is one of such examples. We haven't met both her and her husband in years (which is no great loss), because they couldn't or wouldn't leave their dog alone even for 10 minutes. And if we had allowed their tibetian carpet pisser in our house, one of our dogs surely would have eaten it.
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Post by Falstaff » March 30th 2020, 11:01am

The Geico gecko. I'd like to see him hanging by his tail from a cat's mouth - complaining in his cute cockney accent - "You can't do this to me, I'm the Geico gecko - I'm the spokeslizard, I'm famous, etc. etc." Then I'd like to see the cat toss him up into the air and bat him around until his eyes have those little Xs in them.

The Liberty Mutual commercials with the emu. Who in the fucking hell would buy insurance from a scruffy sleazeball with a porn star mustache and Elvis shades driving around in a 70's Plymouth with an emu - also wearing Elvis shades?

I agree about the friggin' kazoo chicks. I actually like kazoos, but the chubby chick blowing a toot and then nervously looking around like "it wasn't me" then, emboldened by an answering toot, marching out of the class together blowing their kazoos thing? The next time they showed up to my class, I'd publicly humiliate them, toss 'em out of the class , flunk 'em and then have them expelled. Fucking millennials....
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Post by ocean » March 30th 2020, 12:31pm

Falstaff wrote:
March 30th 2020, 11:01am
The Geico gecko. I'd like to see him hanging by his tail from a cat's mouth - complaining in his cute cockney accent - "You can't do this to me, I'm the Geico gecko - I'm the spokeslizard, I'm famous, etc. etc." Then I'd like to see the cat toss him up into the air and bat him around until his eyes have those little Xs in them.

The Liberty Mutual commercials with the emu. Who in the fucking hell would buy insurance from a scruffy sleazeball with a porn star mustache and Elvis shades driving around in a 70's Plymouth with an emu - also wearing Elvis shades?

I agree about the friggin' kazoo chicks. I actually like kazoos, but the chubby chick blowing a toot and then nervously looking around like "it wasn't me" then, emboldened by an answering toot, marching out of the class together blowing their kazoos thing? The next time they showed up to my class, I'd publicly humiliate them, toss 'em out of the class , flunk 'em and then have them expelled. Fucking millennials....
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Re: Your Pet Peeves

Post by Falstaff » March 30th 2020, 1:48pm

ocean wrote:
March 30th 2020, 12:31pm
Falstaff wrote:
March 30th 2020, 11:01am
The Geico gecko. I'd like to see him hanging by his tail from a cat's mouth - complaining in his cute cockney accent - "You can't do this to me, I'm the Geico gecko - I'm the spokeslizard, I'm famous, etc. etc." Then I'd like to see the cat toss him up into the air and bat him around until his eyes have those little Xs in them.

The Liberty Mutual commercials with the emu. Who in the fucking hell would buy insurance from a scruffy sleazeball with a porn star mustache and Elvis shades driving around in a 70's Plymouth with an emu - also wearing Elvis shades?

I agree about the friggin' kazoo chicks. I actually like kazoos, but the chubby chick blowing a toot and then nervously looking around like "it wasn't me" then, emboldened by an answering toot, marching out of the class together blowing their kazoos thing? The next time they showed up to my class, I'd publicly humiliate them, toss 'em out of the class , flunk 'em and then have them expelled. Fucking millennials....
Might have broken into conjurer’s pictures.

Now that's what I'm talking about!
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Post by conjurer » March 30th 2020, 2:15pm

Falstaff wrote:
March 30th 2020, 1:48pm
ocean wrote:
March 30th 2020, 12:31pm
Falstaff wrote:
March 30th 2020, 11:01am
The Geico gecko. I'd like to see him hanging by his tail from a cat's mouth - complaining in his cute cockney accent - "You can't do this to me, I'm the Geico gecko - I'm the spokeslizard, I'm famous, etc. etc." Then I'd like to see the cat toss him up into the air and bat him around until his eyes have those little Xs in them.

The Liberty Mutual commercials with the emu. Who in the fucking hell would buy insurance from a scruffy sleazeball with a porn star mustache and Elvis shades driving around in a 70's Plymouth with an emu - also wearing Elvis shades?

I agree about the friggin' kazoo chicks. I actually like kazoos, but the chubby chick blowing a toot and then nervously looking around like "it wasn't me" then, emboldened by an answering toot, marching out of the class together blowing their kazoos thing? The next time they showed up to my class, I'd publicly humiliate them, toss 'em out of the class , flunk 'em and then have them expelled. Fucking millennials....
Might have broken into conjurer’s pictures.

Now that's what I'm talking about!
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Re: Your Pet Peeves

Post by bbattle » April 4th 2020, 8:08am

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned grammar nazis.

Telemarketers


stupid people that fiercely defend poorly supported opinions.

Snowflakes that brag about lettering in band who then get all flustered when asked what kind of faggy school they attended.

Fart can mufflers

unhelpful hardware store workers that insist on looking at the same empty shelves you just looked at.

"can I help you?" - I doubt it
"what are looking for?" - you don't have it.
"what is it?" - okay, I need M4 set screws, 8mm, fine thread.
"what?" - I thought so.
"let me look". - (I wander off).

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Post by constant change » May 24th 2020, 2:44pm

Mine mostly relate to the English language, but I should qualify that by saying I mean in a professional setting, not on the internet or in casual conversation.

1. Inability to differentiate betweer they’re, their, and their.
2. Using “then” in place of “than.”
3. Too/to/two.
4. Using “try and” in place of “try to.” If you are going to try “and” do something, you already know you’ll succeed, so there’s no need to say “try.”
5. Misuse of punctuation in conjunction with quotation marks.
6. Using quotation marks for emphasis.
7. Failing to use the Oxford comma (example below).
8. Double negatives, except when intentionally used in a sarcastic manner.
10. Sentence fragments, except when used in lists, such as a list of pet peeves.
11. Ending a question with a period instead of a question mark.
12. Far too many to list.
Here is why you should use the Oxford comma:
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Post by bedlam » May 24th 2020, 5:37pm

Those people who get to the front of a line and then realise they need their wallet, or pass (or whatever it might be) and start rummaging around in a huge bag to find it.

What part of this was not foreseeable? How can you possibly be unprepared, confused, harassed, or surprised by it?
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Post by conjurer » May 24th 2020, 5:55pm

bedlam wrote:
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Those people who get to the front of a line and then realise they need their wallet, or pass (or whatever it might be) and start rummaging around in a huge bag to find it.

What part of this was not foreseeable? How can you possibly be unprepared, confused, harassed, or surprised by it?
Along those lines--being behind one of the last five old people who feel the need to write a check for their purchase. I've bought cars faster than some of these dinosaurs can write a fucking check.
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Post by conjurer » May 24th 2020, 6:41pm

constant change wrote:
May 24th 2020, 6:03pm
I think you mean “thouse, BE somme Gud pointz They’re.”

conjurer wrote:
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thouse, Are somme Gud pointz They're.
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Post by Nuvolari » May 24th 2020, 8:02pm

Stop comma abuse! I’m stealing that Stalin stripper thing - the amount of idiots that don’t understand are annoying, overbearing, and outspokenly wrong.

Plus, they’re also dumb, fat and gross, and smelly.

^^And they would not get that sentence, verdamnit!
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Post by constant change » May 26th 2020, 7:19am

I found the strippers example a few years ago and I’ve spread it far and wide. There was litigation over an employer/employee contract where failure to use the Oxford comma resulted in a $5 million judgment against the employer.

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Nuvolari wrote:
May 24th 2020, 8:02pm
Stop comma abuse! I’m stealing that Stalin stripper thing - the amount of idiots that don’t understand are annoying, overbearing, and outspokenly wrong.

Plus, they’re also dumb, fat and gross, and smelly.

^^And they would not get that sentence, verdamnit!
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Re: Your Pet Peeves

Post by bbattle » May 26th 2020, 11:24am

Where the hell did "alot" come from? Or "irregardless"?

It is two words, people. A lot of people write alot and it really peeves my pets.


My biggest grammar gripe is the turning of nouns, adjectives and adverbs into verbs. "Encourage" worked just fine for centuries but now we have people using "incentivevise".
I used to insult people but now they complain that I disrespected them.

People can't use the correct term "sex" anymore; it's gender this and gender that.

Some news organization that is no longer relevant updated their style guide to suggest that the word "mistress" no longer be used to describe a man's sidepiece, whore, home wrecker or paramour. One should instead use the word "companion."

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Post by constant change » May 26th 2020, 1:29pm

Yes! Another alleged word that’s two words is “noone.” It is “no one” people! I wonder if “alot” stems from confusion that “allot” is a word. Probably not... I never see anyone write “alittle,” which would logically go hand-in-hand with “alot.” I forgot to mention using “I” when “me” would be appropriate and vice versa.
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Where the hell did "alot" come from? Or "irregardless"?

It is two words, people. A lot of people write alot and it really peeves my pets.


My biggest grammar gripe is the turning of nouns, adjectives and adverbs into verbs. "Encourage" worked just fine for centuries but now we have people using "incentivevise".
I used to insult people but now they complain that I disrespected them.

People can't use the correct term "sex" anymore; it's gender this and gender that.

Some news organization that is no longer relevant updated their style guide to suggest that the word "mistress" no longer be used to describe a man's sidepiece, whore, home wrecker or paramour. One should instead use the word "companion."

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