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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2019, 04:15:18 PM »

People who say, for example, "Two thousand and nineteen" instead of "Twenty nineteen."

The "Two thousand and … " should be for 1 thru 9, not for 10 and above. 

Mercy, we are 19 years into this century and I still frequently hear this!

Have Barbara Walters bitch slap them. It'd be a reminder to say it the proper way: "THIS...is Twenty-twenty!"  :D

I also hate "the" before any road or interstate in California.  :banghead:

Also, when "and" is used by anybody running a cash register. No, lady. My total today was Two dollars, eighty nine cents. That's it.  :rolleyes:

Don't get me started with the push for Halloween before Christmas in some circumstances.  :no:

I'll throw in one major one for me: The use of "Eve" before Christmas Day and New Year's Day. These people treat December 24th and 31st as if they're their own standalone holidays themselves. Does anybody say "Happy July 4th Eve!"? Um...NO!!
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2019, 04:15:44 PM »

Certain American customs that bother me are too major for this thread.

Like referring to American football as "football"?  :-)
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2019, 04:20:11 PM »

Also, when "and" is used by anybody running a cash register. No, lady. My total today was Two dollars, eighty nine cents. That's it.  :rolleyes:

The "and" doesn't convey any inaccurate information.  If you have two dollars and you also have eighty-nine cents, then you have $2.89.

(Apparently it must not bother you when people don't use a hyphen when writing out compound numbers.)
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2019, 04:22:43 PM »

Thank you! I always thought "AND" was some mystery 75 cent piece which nobody knew existed!

Quarter...
Half Dollar...
AND...
Dollar bill or gold dollar coin.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2019, 04:27:20 PM »

Certain American customs that bother me are too major for this thread.

Like referring to American football as "football"?  :-)

Harder work means better work always gotten under my skin and seems to be almost an exclusively American custom. 
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2019, 04:33:02 PM »

"Me and Joey went to the park." Hel-lo! It's "Joey and I went to the park."
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2019, 05:11:26 PM »

"Me and Joey went to the park." Hel-lo! It's "Joey and I went to the park."

Yes, but the ball that we played with in the park belongs to Joey and me.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #32 on: November 27, 2019, 05:14:36 PM »


Also, when "and" is used by anybody running a cash register. No, lady. My total today was Two dollars, eighty nine cents. That's it.  :rolleyes:

The "and" doesn't convey any inaccurate information.  If you have two dollars and you also have eighty-nine cents, then you have $2.89.

(Apparently it must not bother you when people don't use a hyphen when writing out compound numbers.)

Thank you! I always thought "AND" was some mystery 75 cent piece which nobody knew existed!

Quarter...
Half Dollar...
AND...
Dollar bill or gold dollar coin.

I think you misunderstood my post.  I meant that there's no real reason to dislike the "and".  It doesn't mess up the meaning one bit.

Does it bother you when people put "and" in other things? such as...
"It's eleven months, sixteen days, five hours, and twenty minutes until Christmas."
"I want all of them cut to exactly six feet and two inches long."
"Ah, but there are three hundred and sixty-four unbirthdays!" (sang the Mad Hatter)
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2019, 06:40:34 PM »

I forgot about the hyphen in numbers spelled out. Shows you I don't spell them out often!  :paranoid:

My current age is 48 years, 9 months and 3 days. I only used "and" there since there was no second comma used. However, I think that was just mentioned in another thread.  :-D
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2019, 06:50:36 PM »

People who have no idea that an “r” is supposed to be pronounced in words and isn’t a placeholder.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2019, 07:27:17 PM »

How about using slashes instead of hyphens in dates, and leaving out the century?

11/27/19  instead of  11-27-2019
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2019, 07:47:45 PM »

2019-11-27.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2019, 07:48:38 PM »

How about using slashes instead of hyphens in dates, and leaving out the century?

11/27/19  instead of  11-27-2019

Or you could use the DOD format of; 27NOV2019.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2019, 08:06:13 PM »

How about using slashes instead of hyphens in dates, and leaving out the century?
11/27/19  instead of  11-27-2019
Or you could use the DOD format of; 27NOV2019.

I actually have my own brand: 11.27.2019

I dislike dashes because it's hard to make them look good when hand writing.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2019, 08:46:25 PM »

I don’t like “dot dates” or “dot phone numbers” because they look too much like IP addresses.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2019, 09:05:08 PM »

How about using slashes instead of hyphens in dates, and leaving out the century?

11/27/19  instead of  11-27-2019

For computer file names, slashes can't be used so I tend to use dashes all the time. Or, simply 112919.

I do get annoyed though when I need to type all 4 digits of the year. For most things, I'm not talking about 1919!!

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2019, 09:15:27 PM »

How about using slashes instead of hyphens in dates, and leaving out the century?
11/27/19  instead of  11-27-2019
For computer file names, slashes can't be used so I tend to use dashes all the time. Or, simply 112919.
I do get annoyed though when I need to type all 4 digits of the year. For most things, I'm not talking about 1919!!
True, but 12-11-19 could be 2019 or 2012 depending on where the writer was placing the year.

With me it is a post-Y2K thing.  Back when the year was 32 or higher, confusion was not possible, so I usually did not show the century.  Ex.: 7-21-92.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2019, 09:49:24 PM »

  • People who ignore the Oxford comma
  • People who call custard "ice cream"
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« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2019, 09:56:12 PM »

For computer file names, slashes can't be used so I tend to use dashes all the time. Or, simply 112919.

Putting the year first allows for chronological file sorting.
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« Reply #44 on: November 27, 2019, 10:10:36 PM »

For computer file names, slashes can't be used so I tend to use dashes all the time. Or, simply 112919.

Putting the year first allows for chronological file sorting.

The convention I use is; Year, month, date and topic.  Example; 2019 11 27 maps. 
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #45 on: November 27, 2019, 10:40:49 PM »

  • People who ignore the Oxford comma
  • People who call custard "ice cream"
I'm not going to lie, the only time I've EVER heard "custard" (the food item, not the general) is on Doctor Who.  Knowing that custard is ice cream, that explains so much about The Eleventh Hour.  I was wondering why Amelia Pond was eating directly out of an ice creme container while the Doctor had his fish fingers and custard!
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« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2019, 10:51:59 PM »

^^ The difference between ice cream and frozen custard are the eggs.  Custard contain eggs and ice cream doesn't.
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« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2019, 12:11:16 AM »

For computer file names, slashes can't be used so I tend to use dashes all the time. Or, simply 112919.

Putting the year first allows for chronological file sorting.

So does using the leading 0 for months Jan thru Sept when only concerned about one year.  Aug 13, 2019 is 081319. Oct 18, 2019 is 101819. Aug will show up first.

Since I use folders based on the year, I don't need to worry about multi year issues.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #48 on: November 28, 2019, 06:17:46 AM »

For computer file names, slashes can't be used so I tend to use dashes all the time. Or, simply 112919.
Putting the year first allows for chronological file sorting.
So does using the leading 0 for months Jan thru Sept when only concerned about one year.  Aug 13, 2019 is 081319. Oct 18, 2019 is 10182019. Aug will show up first.
Computer data has the leading zero, such as the 081219.

I agree that 08-12-2019 looks awkward.  When printing out on a report normally the leading zero would be suppressed -- 8-12-2019.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2019, 07:11:50 AM »

  • People who ignore the Oxford comma
  • People who call custard "ice cream"
I'm not going to lie, the only time I've EVER heard "custard" (the food item, not the general) is on Doctor Who.  Knowing that custard is ice cream, that explains so much about The Eleventh Hour.  I was wondering why Amelia Pond was eating directly out of an ice creme container while the Doctor had his fish fingers and custard!

Frozen custard (similar to ice cream, but made with eggs), and custard are two different things.  You don't freeze regular custard; it goes into the fridge.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Custard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_custard
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