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Petty Hates

Post 17661

Teasswill

That's quite odd. In Japan, use of English (or rather, American) is considered rather chic & trendy. Often seen in shop names etc, not always appropriate vocabulary or spelling. I wonder if the use of a Japanese term is equally to make things seem new & trendy??


Petty Hates

Post 17662

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Regarding inappropriate spelling, check out engrish.com (If you haven't done that already)


Petty Hates

Post 17663

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

My Pet Hate is: missing words out when typing and typing words back to front.

My other Pet Hate is: Chronic fatigue, where even drinking strong coffee does not have any effect on me.


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Post 17664

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

I know the feeling. Sometimes my head gets ahead of my typing and my hands overtake by skipping parts.

The trouble with really strong coffee is that fighting it costs a lot of energy.


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Post 17665

Teasswill

I frequently get my fingers in the wrong order when typing. Given that there are regular words that come out misspelt, I wonder if I could set an auto correct to fix them?

My PH is this respect is shift that is too slow to react so I don't get a capital when I want one.


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Post 17666

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

I never get a capital, no matter how many times I press shift. Unless you stick to the folowing mantra that is:

Wanna make a lot of $$$$? Press and hold Shift and 4.

(unless you have a weird (correction) different keyboard layout).


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Post 17667

Teasswill

I also get space in the wrong place sometimes...

Today's PH: I'm all for reducing use of plastic bags but I think it's gone a bit far with internet grocery orders. Good that the norm is without, you paid for bags, which I did occasionally as I re-use them all as bin bags. They're now stopping that, plus although they still use bags for items like raw meat or (detergent) bottles that might leak, I've jut receive all my veg loose. So that's tomatoes, carrots, broccoli etc all rolling around in a tray that is only sterilised 'occasionally', price label stuck on the items. I wouldn't mind so much if there were dedicated containers for fruit & veg but the packing is very random. Or can't they use paper of compostable bags?
Our local farm shop provides paper bags.


Petty Hates

Post 17668

Caiman raptor elk - Yes, but what if the box is REALLY big?

Plastic packaging doesn't have to be a problem. Triple plastic packaging is where it goes wrong. (seperately sealed items in a plastic tray which is again in plastic foil)


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Post 17669

Teasswill

PH: Inappropriate ratings & reviews. Just read some reviews of a product I'm planning to buy. Wondered what was so bad as to only rate 1 star. Turns out it was perfectly satisfactory - so why only 1 star?
Or people complain wrong colour/type of product etc - which is a fault of the seller's service, not the product itself.
Not that I take much notice of reviews, but sometimes they do give useful information.


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Post 17670

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

PH: Having a judgement neighbour who thinks I am faking my 'invisible disabilities' as I have fibromyalgia and autism and that I am putting it on. He also thinks all the help that I get is free (which is not true) and that I should be in work but I cannot due to chronic ill health.

PH: Since I said yes to his request for my garden planter trellis arch (which kept on falling over), he has now helped himself to wildflowers that I planted last year along with flowering herbs and other garden items.


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Post 17671

Sho - unemployed again - Thanks Covid-19

My bank's internet banking never works outside of office hours (for me) and I'm now sick and tired of it. Tweeted them. They told me to use phone banking. I don't want to do that because I have several things to do.

So I've just tweeted back that I'm looking for a new bank.


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Post 17672

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

PH: A very vague letter sent to me asking that I make a routine appointment to see my GP but not tell me why, causing me unnecessary stress and worry.


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Post 17673

Teasswill

PH: More requirements to 'log in or register' on websites. I'm invited to leave feedback for an item ordered (as a guest user), which I'm happy to do - but then you have to 'log in' to do so.


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Post 17674

Bluebottle

PH: Printer test pages.
My wife bought a new wireless printer, which she felt would help with our children's homework, which seems to be increasingly done online or aimed at children with smart phones. As soon as we turned it on it decided of its own accord to print a test page to show that it was working. This test page consisted of it wasting vast amounts of multi-coloured ink on a piece of paper we didn't want, so we now had one fewer sheet of plain paper than we had to begin with.

Then my wife naturally decided to link it to the devices that we'd intended to use it with – and each time we did, the wretched thing decided it wanted to print a test page to show that it had linked to the device, wasting yet more ink and paper. This morning we thought we'd print out my son's homework ahead of him handing it in – and guess what? In the middle of what he was printing out the printer decided to add another printer test page.

You don't get this problem with a smiley - biro

<BB<


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Post 17675

Baron Grim

There might be something in the settings menu where you can disable or at least mitigate this.

Every printer I've had would at least ask before printing a test page. With the outrageous cost of printer ink, and the infrequency with which I print, often resulting in the inks drying up, I decided it was more economical to purchase a color laser printer. I'm sure it's paid for itself by now in not only the ink refills but also the extra ink jet printers I would likely have purchased since then.


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Post 17676

Cheerful Dragon

My printer is also a scanner and photocopier. I have the same problem with not printing very often, but I'm not sure that I could justify buying a laser printer that combines a scanner and photocopier, if such a thing exists.

My current PH is predictive text replacing a perfectly good word with a different one. I'm lucky if I spot the substitution before I hit Post. It happened just now when I was typing a reply for the Non Sequiturs thread. I typed sew and it substituted see. I know that see is the more common word, but when I type sew I expect to see sew on the screen.


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Post 17677

Rosa Baggins daughter of Pronto Baggins and Mimosa Bunce

PH: My neighbour staring at me through the back garden door window when I came back from shopping at the local shop. I was struggling with my walking stroller as I entered the main entrance of the block of maisonette flats where I saw my neighbour staring at me through the back garden window and he did not even offer to help me by lifting my stroller for me. I think he thinks that I am putting my disability and my mobilities difficulties on and that there is nothing wrong with me.smiley - steamsmiley - crosssmiley - doh


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Post 17678

Teasswill

PH: An 'upgrade' to my phone OS that changes the display for no good reason. In this case, volume control has gone from an easily seen pop up window to a silly little bar the appears at the side of the screen.


Petty Hates

Post 17679

Teasswill

I see it's being hailed as a huge improvement that 'everyone' is praising. Why can't we choose which to have?


Petty Hates

Post 17680

Teasswill

New PH: Returning items via a specific delivery service. No option to use Royal Mail (unless pay for postage) or Collect Plus (which is reasonably handy to drop off).
No, this particular company only uses a specific service. I have tried phoning customer service to arrange collection - automated system eventually decided I needed to speak to a real person, got a few 'busy' messages, then line went dead.
Tried booking online - form to fill in didn't recognise the data I was told to enter from the label - or I couldn't find the requisite info.
I'm now stuck with having to drive 5 miles to one of the drop off points.
That really puts me off ordering anything from this company again.


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