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Mar 20th, 2018 at 11:07pm
 
What are yours? For me, it’s loud noises/people, inconsiderate people, and people who complain without offering a solution to what they are complaining about or asking for help on the matter.
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Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 8:43am
 
People who call slings 'Slingshots'

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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 10:56am
 
That one is a bad one Jackinati Cheesy
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Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 3:26pm
 
Oh! How could I have forgotten that one! That annoys me so much! You want to correct them, but after correcting them a couple times you don’t want to do it again and seem nit-picky. I have a friend that I just can’t get to remember the difference, so he keeps calling slings, slingshots.
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Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 4:15pm
 
yeah that is annoying.....
i had something to say to someone on the slingshot subject but cannot find the discussion.  it was on having one as a survival tool and he was insightful enough to note if u nicked the bands u were done.  while he is correct, i wanted to share something that can be done thus making one's slingshot still usable.
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Reply #5 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 5:38pm
 
I have been using slingshots since 2012,  they are only good in short term situations. Yes the band's get nicked, abd break. But u can get bands, and tubes that have up to a 40 lbs pull. Sling a sling bow for example.  Plus the bands don't store very well, as the latex or rubber,  breaks down rather quickly. 

But onto the subject,  a pet peeve of mine that what was said is one, but also drivers who cabt drive very well. I get horrible road rage, when people don't drove correctly.
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Reply #6 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 6:41pm
 
elastic tendons, or ligaments, like yellow ligaments, from deer can be chewed, slightly boiled and used and are good for about eight yards.
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Reply #7 - Mar 21st, 2018 at 7:46pm
 
oh yeah and one of mine...being asked the same question repeatedly by the same person....
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Reply #8 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 8:15am
 
The use of the word 'more' when it's completely unnecessary.

'yeah that is more bigger'.
NO ! It is simply bigger.

Americans who refuse to understand that the word 'caramel' is not pronounced or spelt 'carmel'.
I tend to shout at the computer on that one whistle

We all believe we are the world's best drivers and everyone else on the road is a moron who should not have a licence.
My driving peeve is people who have absolutely no clue how wide their car actually is.
If you had a mic in my car I suspect that the phrases: 'Oh come on you could get a bus through there !'
And: 'How bloody wide do you think it is, it's a poxy (substitute any small car here) bloody ford escort !'

Would be recorded almost every day Smiley

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Reply #9 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 10:00am
 
I don't mind language changes (language is fluid and evolves) but I have to be honest I can't stand the American pronunciation of herb where they drop the h.

It's not 'erb!
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Reply #10 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 11:31am
 
carmalised 'erbs !
AAARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Reply #11 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 12:44pm
 
One mispronunciation I've seen a lot of British people talk about is aluminium. Eh... It's a cultural thing I think. If you are an American and have no British accent and you say "aluminium" most people here will look at you funny. Not sure when we made that switch but hey it's here to stay.

One pet peeve, when you are trying to change lanes and the person in the next lane speeds up to stop you even though they were a hundred meters back or more. Im in an ambulance a lot. You would be surprised how freaking selfish people can be when driving an ambulance with a patient in the back. It's crazy.
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Reply #12 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 2:47pm
 
alu-mi-num - yeah that one doesn't bother me so much.
It's wrong, but somehow nowhere as annoying as carmel.
But then i spend more time on food forums than on engineering forums Smiley

So, nobody has picked the fact that just about the whole world is now starting every single bloody sentence with the word: so

Once you realise and start to notice - damn it's annoying Smiley
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Reply #13 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 3:07pm
 
I do it ALL the time. I've been trying to cut down but it's so easy to start with "So..."
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Reply #14 - Mar 22nd, 2018 at 3:11pm
 
I’m guilty of overusing so also.
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