Okay, i am not one to post much, but i have seen lovemypuggle response twice now on the word IRREGARDLESS, and i had to chuckle because say it all the time and so do my friends! So i searched it on websters dictionary, because i was curious. Here is what i found...
irregardless One entry found.
Main Entry: ir·re·gard·less Pronunciation: ˌir-i-ˈgärd-ləs Function: adverb Etymology: probably blend of irrespective and regardless Date: circa 1912 nonstandard : regardless usage Irregardless originated in dialectal American speech in the early 20th century. Its fairly widespread use in speech called it to the attention of usage commentators as early as 1927. The most frequently repeated remark about it is that “there is no such word.” There is such a word, however. It is still used primarily in speech, although it can be found from time to time in edited prose. Its reputation has not risen over the years, and it is still a long way from general acceptance. Use regardless instead.
LOL i am sorry i just had to show this.. now maybe it won't be a pet peeve anymore! (although, pet peeves are hard to get rid of)(i am not trying to offend you in anyway)
One of my pet peeves is leaving cabinet doors and closet doors open!
people who like to drive with the brakes always on.or hey giving me the finger when im not even driving.please call before you come over.people who only call you when they want something.please teach your kids to give my dog abreak.I think i could write a novel.
dbtj wrote: "people who like to drive with the brakes always on.or hey giving me the finger when im not even driving.please call before you come over.people who only call you when they want something."
Juno wrote:People. I can do with out most of them.
LOL....I think we just found something we have in common! hehe
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
I'm glad you all are using proper grammar and spelling! :)
klkrieg, thank you for clearing that up about the non-word 'irregardless' - I think sometimes when people speak, that is what we hear. For example, when we say "I'm supposed to be doing this..." it comes out like "I'm opposed to do this...". Or when people say 'probably', it comes out like 'probly' - but maybe this only occurs in Canada which is where I am from.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
People who block the aisles in the store. Good lord people. There are only a couple of brands of Peanut butter worth buying. Skippy or Jiff. Yet it takes them 10 minutes of browsing through them all before choosing and all the while, their cart is sitting in the middle of the aisle and no one can get by. Ugh !
Slow friggen drivers. If the speed limit says 35, it actually means 45. Doesnt everyone KNOW that already ???? Get the heck over and let people pass your slow butt. And what the heck are turn signals for anyway. Half the people never use them. They prefer to just slam on their brakes at the last second when making a turn. I saw this liscense plate that read " If you can read this , youre too damn close" . I am having one made that says " If you werent so damn slow, i wouldnt be able to read your plate !! "
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
I have a few pet peeves but this is one. People who get mad when I wait a few seconds to go when the light turns green. When a light turns green and I am at the head of the line I always wait 5 seconds before going and here is why. I have seen way to many accidents from people who gun it as soon as the lights turn green and get smacked by another driver who tries to bet the red light. And because of that always wait 5 seconds when I head the line.
My pet peeve is dog people. Dog people are so self centered and most are megalomaniacs. Example: my neighbor cut down bushes and trees in MY yard. His reason: because his dogs might run over to the neighbor's and a car might come and run them over. Cat people are THINKING people. A cat person would never even think of encroaching on another person's property unless invited. Therefore a lawsuit has ensued. Who will win? The cat person: me. Cats have CLASS. Cats ARE class. Cats don't stink. Cats are the intelligent person's person. I'm glad all you dog people take care of them. I love animals, period. But, when it comes to cats and dogs, dog people are egocentric and stupid. Cat people are intelligent, therefore, they have cats.
WOW...NLC.. so I'm "egocentric and stupid" becuase I own two dogs. Let's see....when i go out to my freshly cleaned, waxed and shiney car what little prints do i see all over my windshield and my hood.. CATS... when I lay in bed at night and here this most God aweful noise outside my window what would that be... CATS GETTING IT ON... when I throw my trash outside in the can and then like 2 seconds later i come out and see what... CATS GETTING IN TO THE CAN..... so I ask you now.... who's letting the CATS trespass on MY property and get into MY stuff.... YOU CAT OWNERS!!!! I have two cats...INSIDE.. so whatever they mess up..IT"S MINE... I have two 5 month old boxers...they are precious boys who know where they can and cant go. They stay in MY yard..on MY property...in MY house...on MY porch. Not once have I allowed them to even THINK about going in another neighbors yard! Craziness here but i believe that, at least in my neighborhood, we are more over run with CATS than with stray dogs. Don't assume that all dog owners are crappy, irresponsible, rude,disrespectful, "egocentric", "stupid", pompass @ss people. Most of us are very smart, respectful, loving, loyal, people who take great pride in our pups and take equally if not better care of them!! It's the cat owners who let their cats run amock(sp) all over the neighborhood and get into everyone elses yards and trash only to make the worlds nastiest messies known to man(and dogs)!! ON THE OTHER HAND, I love my cats...Scat and Judge. They are so affecionate and loyal. They are declawed and litter box trained so I never let them out but there has been the occasion that they have snuck out but you know what, they got about 2 feet from the door and shot back in like bullets!! My pups are equally as great!! I am a huge animal lover no matter what the breed! They are all gifts given to us to take care of and love the absolute best we can!!
Well as an "animal person" I happen to own both and a pair of sugar gliders, if you want to get technical. I also manage to mind my own business and respect other people imagine that.
I think the real problem here boils down to people, so step off. The underlying hostility in some of these posts is the main reason I have indoor animals. I don't give you weirdos the opportunity...
Which brings me to my next set of animal related pet peeves: Being more concerned about a strangers pets well being than they are. People calling animals "ugly". People who don't care for animals (they give me the creeps). Blaming animals when the blame should be placed on humans.
Wow Norma, you read my mind!!!! :) More of mine.. *Parents that allow there kids to run wild in stores/restaurants *Rude/Disrespectful kids *People that don't give a flip about their own pets *Restaurants that have "call ahead seating" yet when you get there it's just as long of a wait as the regular list! *People (m fiance included) who drink/use all but the very last microscopic size amount of a product and then place it back on the shelves of the cabinets/fridge...OH LORD that drives me bananas!!! *People who can't practice what they preach *Liars
How about this one...people who wait to get their money out of their purse or write a check until the very last minute. I work at a university bookstore and it happens all the time. It never fails, if we have a long line, they don't bother to get anything out until I've rung them up and got their items bagged. Most times they have to dig to the bottom of their bag for their billfold. I've usually got my check made out or my wallet out before the cashier is done. I also hate it when my husband leaves his beard trimmings all over the bathroom sink. How hard is it to clean them up?
People who leave 5 minutes late, and think that its okay to speed and drive like a *******, endangering others lives, making people who actually were responsible and left on time late, feel that their time is more valuable than mine or anyone elses, and feel its their "right" to make up those 5 minutes on the road, and then go around bragging about it and thinking its funny. Sorry, I've lost a few too many friends to idiots with licenses to find that "funny". You leave 5 minutes late, you arrive 5 minutes late.
People who talk on the phone really loud on the bus.
People who talk on the cell phone while driving, thus drive like an 80 year old blind man....all over the place, fast, then slow...
People who jump over the border illegally and feel they have a right to MY tax dollars, that their kids deserve a free education here, as well as health care, food stamps, etc. and then drive without insurance so my insurance prices skyrocket. One free service they don't seem to utilize is that of Planned Parenthood and their free birth control (this is one service they SHOULD use, but then they don't get a "raise" with a new baby). And most of all, they feel that I should learn their language, not the other way around.
Parents who let their kids scream in public, and don't do anything to shut them up.
People who let their dogs excrete wherever, and don't pick it up.
Parents who change their babies where other people are eating.
Bad spelling and grammar.
Tattoos of peoples names, especially significant others. Band tattoos are another, and newly added is the tattoo of the logo of the store you frequent.
The idiot guy at my work.
People who have yet to figure out how to use the ATM machine at checkout....it is 2007 now. Also people who get in line in front of me, and then continue to shop. And who writes checks anymore?
Anything having to do with Walmart.
Religion. People who force their religion on others. And people who say God Bless, as if its something that I should find comfort in, when really its an insult.
That in Seattle, it is impossible for a person with a normal job to get their watch battery repaired on the weekend or after 6pm. Grrr!
People who rally and fight against things that have absolutely no impact on their lives or well-being. For example, gay marriage...how does that affect straight marriage? Does it make your hetero marriage invalid? No. Does it mean you don't love your SO as much? No. Does it nullify straight marriages or ban me from marrying a man? No. So why not let it be, let gay men & women enjoy the same rights as us straight people do. Even if you don't agree with their lifestyle, they are people with rights, emotions, and the ability to love too.
People who play potty languaged music really loud in their cars with no regard for childrens ears. Actually, any music really loud in a car is a pet peeve of mine.
When I answer the phone at work with my little schpeal (sp), and the other person responds with "Hello?" Uh, duh! You called me! WTF do you want?
When people don't get what I'm trying to say when I explain it to them, and its common sense to me. This is probably more my fault and my bad explaining, but its still a pet peeve of mine.
I think that's enough.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 10/18/2007 12:43:06 AM*** Reason: cleaned up language :)
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there. (Will Rogers)