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Post 861

HonestIago

People who criticise the accents of others. I very fond of my strange and inaccurate pronunciations thank you very much


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Post 862

Citizen S

It's not really an accent if you say 'proberly'. It's actually missing out a whole 'B' sound.
It annoys me too.
Along with 'would of' rather than would have.


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Post 863

HonestIago

I get really criticised when I use 'yous' as the second person plural when this is a distinctive dialectical feature found only in a Scouse accent (I think!) and is a relic of the Anglo-Saxon times


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Post 864

Researcher 185550

I always wondered about that.

People who use "thou" when imitating Old English, not realizing it is the equivalent of the French "vous".


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Post 865

BryceColluphid

So-called Bible scholars referring to the book of " Revelations"( It's all one Revelation)


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Post 866

crazyhorse

apocolypse now


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Post 867

The Groob

The word "dating"

The word "courting"


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Post 868

HonestIago

Why Spinks? I think courting is kinda sweet.


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Post 869

The Groob

"seeing someone" should suffice in both cases.

Courting makes me think of peacocks prancing about. Oh, and my dad uses it.


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Post 870

HonestIago

My grandmother uses it, which is why I like it, it's old fashioned. I don't like 'seeing someone' - it's too vague and there's no real feeling to it


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Post 871

The Groob

There is another version, though certainly not printable here! smiley - biggrin


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Post 872

The Groob

The kid who won pop idol last night. Goes by the name of Marc.

Word of advice: you cannot burst into tears every time something good or something bad happens. You look like a sissy.

For gawd's sake, I bet he goes and wins now just to annoy me.


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Post 873

crazyhorse

followed by a trip outta the closet no doubt


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Post 874

Lady in a tree

Spinks - I totally agree! I found myself getting wound up by him and found myself shouting "grow up you big snivelling baby!" at the telly. I know I shouldn't have let that happen but sometimes it's just all gotta be released (PMS)smiley - cross


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Post 875

logicus tracticus philosophicus

pomposity


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Post 876

Researcher 185550

Strangers who won't just stop and talk. I'm not talking about randomly accosting people, I mean when you're in a queue in a checkout or something, and you say "Nice day isn't it" and they just grunt.


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Post 877

logicus tracticus philosophicus

Tony blairs speech,i wonder if one could sue for breach of contract half of what he said six and a half years ago has not been achieved


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Post 878

HonestIago

James Bond films - what a load of utter tosh.


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Post 879

Montana Redhead (now with letters)

People who put their foot on your chair and then fidget.

I keep forgetting this one...here in Southern California, home of the silicone and botox eternal youth program (which are incidental petty hates), the weather is usually pretty nice. The instant a drop of rain hits the streets, the newscasters are all shouting "STORM WATCH!" Hurricanes are storms, blizzards are storms. A rain shower is not a storm.

People who whiten their teeth so much they blind you when they smile.

The fact that an ex-bodybuilder is likely to be the next governor of the state in which I reside.

Drivers who pass you, only to take the next turn. Where did they need to be so badly that an extra 30 seconds would have made that much of a difference?

And whoever said they hated loud eating sounds...be glad you haven't heard the Carls Jr. ads. It's up close sloppy eating noises. EWWW.


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Post 880

Researcher 185550

Having yellow teeth.


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