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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby JustSomeOldGuy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:07 pm

RSX11 wrote: Then perhaps you'd enjoy the adventures of Action Item, superhero.


OMG, I hate that term, mostly because my director uses it all the time for things I think are of no consequence whatsoever...... :mad5

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Hilarious. All the buzzwords/phrases guaranteed to make a cubicle denizen psychotic in one illustrated place..... :evil2:
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby Abraham » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:33 pm

"Over Achiever" is another in a long list of words and/or terms that perturb me.

This term must've been thunk up by one of the cud chewers in the herd.

Being mediocre is a perfectly normal state of being. Most folks are either mediocre or less...

To minimize achievement, heck, to disparage achievement is to shoot yourself in the foot Mr. Mediocre.

Sorry chum/chumette, yes, a cure for cancer accomplished by a so-called O.A. is brilliant, astounding even, but it makes the common herd feel, well, ah, uncomfortable, because their biggest achievement is remembering to take out the trash before it reeks.


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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby surprise_i'm_armed » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:55 pm

Abraham my friend: You are certainly the correct person to start this thread,
which gives a lot of us the opportunity to vent!

Here's some of my "things and sayings that annoy":

People who go out in public with their babies, and the babies have on only their diaper.
Can you say "poor white trash" any stronger?

People who go out in public dressed in flannel PJ pants and supposedly ironically-entertaining
big sheepskin slippers, or with some cartoon character on them. More white trash attire.

You are waiting patiently at a stop sign in your vehicle, so as not to cut off an approaching vehicle.
Then the ignorant driver of said vehicle turns into your side street or driveway without using
their turn signal, and they are on their cell phone, as if it's impossible to hit the turn signal
while they are chatting. Grrrrr!

People who enter a 70 MPH road, cut you off, then go 40 MPH.

People who ride the brakes when approaching a green light, then the light turns yellow, they
take their foot off the brake, and cruise through on the yellow/red. Grrrr!

The signs which TexDOT posts that say "State Law: Obey Warning Signs". I always took it for
granted that if the authorities post a sign, of course they want you to comply with it.
Why post this stupid sign?

I hate that ammo boxes will be displayed with the short side out, but they don't state the number
of rounds in that box, or the style of ammo.

Since I prefer accurate terms to approximate terms, I dislike it when people call revolvers "pistols",
or the old "clip" vs. magazine thing.

Over time the word "literally" has lost its original meaning. Now people use "literally" for all kinds
of things. "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times....don't exaggerate!".

Although not hearing-impaired, I always watch movies with "subtitles on". Some movies have
subtitles which exactly match what's being said. Some are only approximate. I hate it when
they don't accurately reflect what is being said.

Over and out for now.

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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby G26ster » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Have fun at your next corporate meeting/seminar. Play Bull Bingo. Make a Tic Tac Toe board (9 squares), and in each square write in one of the following:

1. At the end of the day
2. Price Point
3. Return on Investment
4. Literally
5. Per se
6. If you will
7. Basically
8. Think outside the box
9. Give 110%

When you have X'd out 3 squares in a row, raise your hand and yell, "Bull!" Then pick up your final check :mrgreen:


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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby george » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:58 am

surprise_i'm_armed wrote:Abraham my friend: You are certainly the correct person to start this thread,
which gives a lot of us the opportunity to vent!

Here's some of my "things and sayings that annoy":


Since I prefer accurate terms to approximate terms, I dislike it when people call revolvers "pistols",
or the old "clip" vs. magazine thing.


Over and out for now.

SIA



Flintlocks and revolvers were "pistols" long before semi-autos were invented.
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby pbwalker » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:37 pm

george wrote:
surprise_i'm_armed wrote:Abraham my friend: You are certainly the correct person to start this thread,
which gives a lot of us the opportunity to vent!

Here's some of my "things and sayings that annoy":


Since I prefer accurate terms to approximate terms, I dislike it when people call revolvers "pistols",
or the old "clip" vs. magazine thing.


Over and out for now.

SIA



Flintlocks and revolvers were "pistols" long before semi-autos were invented.


Good read on this exact subject:

https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-pistol-1927171

Revolvers, on the other hand, are not pistols, because a revolver contains a cylinder that's separate from the barrel and which contains multiple chambers that rotate around to align the cartridge with the barrel as the gun is fired.
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby Liberty » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:20 am

What really annoys me is OCD people that correct people for no reason. People who believe that calling a magazine a clip, or cartridge a bullet are somehow defective. I guess I never would have thought of correcting my drill sargeants when they called them clips. They might be wrong but who was I to correct them when they told me that my M16 was not a gun.

pbwalker wrote:
Good read on this exact subject:

https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-pistol-1927171

Revolvers, on the other hand, are not pistols, because a revolver contains a cylinder that's separate from the barrel and which contains multiple chambers that rotate around to align the cartridge with the barrel as the gun is fired.

I don't know who this Russ Chastain is, but it sounds like he is just making up definitions as he goes, what makes him more of an expert than Col. Colt.

Samuel Colt, who described his cylinder-firearm invention as a “revolving pistol.” I figure if he thought they were pistols that they must be a pistol, who are these OCD folks to argue? I don't know when folks decided that revolvers aren't pistols, but it is clear that from the very beginning they were considered pistols. I can't understand why they need to seperated. Why would a derringer, a 1911, or a muzzleloader be thought of as d different category than a revolver?

The NRA Firearms Sourcebook, defines a pistol as “a generic term for a hand-held firearm. Often used more specifically to refer to a single-shot, revolver or semi-automatic handgun.”

Read more: http://www.gunsandammo.com/gun-culture/9-misused-gun-terms/#ixzz4yb0KTcSG

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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby bblhd672 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:31 am

“No one needs a 30 round magazine “

“No one needs an AR-15”

Almost everything said by elected Democrats and Republicans.
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby allisji » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm

G26ster wrote:Have fun at your next corporate meeting/seminar. Play Bull Bingo. Make a Tic Tac Toe board (9 squares), and in each square write in one of the following:

1. At the end of the day
2. Price Point
3. Return on Investment
4. Literally
5. Per se
6. If you will
7. Basically
8. Think outside the box
9. Give 110%

When you have X'd out 3 squares in a row, raise your hand and yell, "Bull!" Then pick up your final check :mrgreen:


Here's another one though more of a political buzzword than a corporatism..: affect change

oh, and also "create synergy"

"right sizing"
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby TreyHouston » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:08 pm

Uummmmm and uhhhh, when talking. AND STOP FIDDLING WITH STUFF!!!!!!

Not looking people in the eyes when talking to someone.

A sissy hand shake.
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby jminn1 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:52 am

Having someone, especially a waiter or other service staff member, say "No Problem!" instead of "My pleasure." or "I'm happy to help." or "I'll take care of that." or even "You're welcome." in response to a request.

If it was going to be a problem I wouldn't have asked!
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby pbwalker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:48 am

Liberty wrote:What really annoys me is OCD people that correct people for no reason. People who believe that calling a magazine a clip, or cartridge a bullet are somehow defective. I guess I never would have thought of correcting my drill sargeants when they called them clips. They might be wrong but who was I to correct them when they told me that my M16 was not a gun.


I try not to correct people about the mag / clip thing, but I do judge them for it... :lol:
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby SQLGeek » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:56 am

Liberty wrote:What really annoys me is OCD people that correct people for no reason.

...

I guess I never would have thought of correcting my drill sargeants ...


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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby RogueUSMC » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:05 pm

oohrah wrote:"Thank You for your service" I'm a Viet Nam vet and no one gave s**t about my service, so it annoys the c**p out of me now.


Or worse...the folks at the Lowe's always say, "thank you for your services"...
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Re: Things and Sayings That Annoy!

Postby ninjabread » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:09 pm

Abraham wrote:Middle age and older guys who think whisker stubble (not beards) somehow makes them appear glamorous instead of what they really look like: Homeless bums.

Yeah, of late, it's quite the fashionable thing for young good looking guys to sport stubble, but old guys like Harvey Windbag, the movie mogul pervert, ugh...equally dorky is middle age guys, sporting pony tails, though this look is waning...

:iagree: also middle age and older guys who think a Corvette makes them the bee's knees.
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