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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2019, 08:14:56 AM »

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

11/27/19  instead of  11-27-2019

Precisely that date format, month-day-year, is one of those "certain American customs that bother me" I believe are too much for this thread. It makes no sense, having no order. I tend to follow local usage and thus I use month-day here, but when adding the year I use this format so the date remains sorted:
2019-11-27.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2019, 12:26:42 PM »

2 ads in YouTube. Need I say more?
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2019, 01:26:13 PM »

2 ads in YouTube. Need I say more?

I'm more ticked off that they try to restrict content now by taking away the ability to make money on videos that don't meet content requirements.  Youtube was way more fun when it was an assortment of Youtube Poops cut from 80s cartoons. 
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2019, 02:15:06 PM »

Me....

- Twisted up cords
- It's *soda*, dammit!   :angry:
- I agree on dates, it is YYYY-MM-DD
- People who put apostrophe's into their plural's
- Yes, use ya blinkahs!
- No, I do NOT consider an IPA, nor a 'sour', to be a legitimate beer.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2019, 07:41:19 PM »

How about using slashes instead of hyphens in dates, and leaving out the century?
11/27/19  instead of  11-27-2019
Precisely that date format, month-day-year, is one of those "certain American customs that bother me" I believe are too much for this thread. It makes no sense, having no order. I tend to follow local usage and thus I use month-day here, but when adding the year I use this format so the date remains sorted:
2019-11-27.

CCYY-MM-DD works just as well as MM-DD-CCYY.

Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Access have a list of date formats that are perfectly valid to use.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2019, 09:21:40 PM »

- It's *soda*, dammit!   :angry:
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2019, 09:43:24 PM »

*  Photocopies made in landscape orientation, not portrait.  Shrink it if you have to, but don't turn it sideways.

*  Incorrect use of "less" when it should be "fewer," and "amount" when it should be "number."  Also, singular use of plural pronouns, e.g. "I talked to the person and they said..."

*  Performers of the national anthem at sporting events who think it's an opportunity to display artistic interpretation or have a jam session.

*  Motorists using their turn signal when exiting.  (I allow an exception when done as a warning where poor design requires motorists to reduce speed while still in the thru lane.)  Double-bother when said motorists don't turn off the blinker after exiting, and turn left at the top of the ramp with the right-turn blinker still active.

*  Oblivious people who completely block the aisle while searching for an item at a grocery store.

*  Small talk.

*  Insurance company television commercials.  Geico started the humor trend and they've done some good ones, and the Allstate Mayhem Guy ones are usually pretty good, but now everyone else is trying to be funny and they're failing miserably.  Note to Liberty, State Farm, and The General:  Give it up; your "humor" is flatter than the proverbial pancake.

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2019, 11:32:21 PM »

The annoyance with landscape orientation is a headscratcher to me.  In my years of dealing with spreadsheets, landscape is much preferred compared to some sort of vertical break that requires you to flip back and forth to see the whole sheet just to stick to portrait.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #58 on: November 29, 2019, 12:54:34 AM »

2 ads in YouTube. Need I say more?

I'm more ticked off that they try to restrict content now by taking away the ability to make money on videos that don't meet content requirements.  Youtube was way more fun when it was an assortment of Youtube Poops cut from 80s cartoons.
This! & I just got 3 ads on a youtube video the other day. At the same time.


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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #59 on: November 29, 2019, 01:04:45 AM »

*  Motorists using their turn signal when exiting.

I disagree, because communicating your intentions is always valuable to other drivers on the road. Also, isn’t this legally required in most states anyway?

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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #60 on: November 29, 2019, 04:32:17 AM »

Also, singular use of plural pronouns, e.g. "I talked to the person and they said..."

In that vein, while I respect people who decide their pronouns aren't the binary ones (he/his and she/her), why they choose "they/them"? They imply more than one, so I don't see why they have to designate an individual, and besides, there is already "it" as a gender-neutral singular pronoun.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #61 on: November 29, 2019, 06:42:36 AM »

Also, singular use of plural pronouns, e.g. "I talked to the person and they said..."

In that vein, while I respect people who decide their pronouns aren't the binary ones (he/his and she/her), why they choose "they/them"? They imply more than one, so I don't see why they have to designate an individual, and besides, there is already "it" as a gender-neutral singular pronoun.

In English language practice, "it" implies a lack of humanity that generates extreme discomfort for usage in regards to referring to a person.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2019, 06:56:17 AM »

Also, singular use of plural pronouns, e.g. "I talked to the person and they said..."

In that vein, while I respect people who decide their pronouns aren't the binary ones (he/his and she/her), why they choose "they/them"? They imply more than one, so I don't see why they have to designate an individual, and besides, there is already "it" as a gender-neutral singular pronoun.

"They"/"them" is the plural, and should never be used in the singular.  The gender-neutrals are "it" and "one".  Otherwise, "he" and "she" should be used or "he/she".  Let's stop abusing the English language.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2019, 07:22:46 AM »

The annoyance with landscape orientation is a headscratcher to me.  In my years of dealing with spreadsheets, landscape is much preferred compared to some sort of vertical break that requires you to flip back and forth to see the whole sheet just to stick to portrait.

I don't really have a problem with a wide spreadsheet.  It's when a document 8.5 inches (or maybe even a little wider) is copied on its side that drives me nuts.

*  Motorists using their turn signal when exiting.

I disagree, because communicating your intentions is always valuable to other drivers on the road. Also, isn’t this legally required in most states anyway?


Moving into a previously existing lane, absolutely.  Signalling when moving into a new lane at the point it opens up is pointless.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2019, 10:12:09 AM »

The phrase "I know, right".

I know, right?
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2019, 10:37:06 AM »

Younger people who can't speak without saying "like" every third word.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2019, 10:37:28 AM »

The phrase "I know, right".

I know, right?

“It is what it is” gets my nerves way more.  The new annoying phrase that’s catching on is “there is a lot to unpack here.”
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2019, 10:38:26 AM »

  • Electronic documents that have pages in different orientations. I can understand if the document was scanned, but the ones I'm referring to originated as Word and CAD files...never even making their way to paper.
  • Electronic documents that need to be filled out, but don't have fields built in to do so without the PDF typewriter tool
  • Tech illiterate people insisting on using the self-checkouts
  • Shoppers who blatantly ignore the 10/20 items or less signs
  • Sales people who hover or ask if you need help every 5 minutes
  • The same threads that show up year after year after year
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2019, 10:41:19 AM »

The phrase "I know, right".

I know, right?

“It is what it is” gets my nerves way more.  The new annoying phrase that’s catching on is “there is a lot to unpack here.”

"You know what I mean?"  No, I don't know what you mean.  And you shouldn't assume I do.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #69 on: November 29, 2019, 10:41:50 AM »

  • Electronic documents that have pages in different orientations. I can understand if the document was scanned, but the ones I'm referring to originated as Word and CAD files...never even making their way to paper.
  • Electronic documents that need to be filled out, but don't have fields built in to do so without the PDF typewriter tool
  • Tech illiterate people insisting on using the self-checkouts
  • Shoppers who blatantly ignore the 10/20 items or less signs
  • Sales people who hover or ask if you need help every 5 minutes
  • The same threads that show up year after year after year

Regarding the sales people, that’s probably a theft deterrent technique that retailers are teaching employees.  Basically one of the newer approaches is to annoy shoplifters out of the store before they steal.  The problem is that it tends to bleed over into normal shoppers as well. 
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #70 on: November 29, 2019, 10:42:02 AM »

People who refer to a lectern as a podium.  People who talk about "reaching out" to someone.  Nose rings. 
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #71 on: November 29, 2019, 10:42:21 AM »

The phrase "I know, right".

I know, right?

“It is what it is” gets my nerves way more.  The new annoying phrase that’s catching on is “there is a lot to unpack here.”

"You know what I mean?"  No, I don't know what I mean.  And you shouldn't assume I do.

My boss uses that one like it's a period to a sentence  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #72 on: November 29, 2019, 10:43:29 AM »

At a pair of doors, when people will wait for someone leaving the building to open the exit door and sneak through there instead of opening the entrance door themselves.

….bathroom doors that open in.  wash your hands and then touch the door handle of others that didn't wash.
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #73 on: November 29, 2019, 10:44:17 AM »

The phrase "I know, right".

I know, right?

“It is what it is” gets my nerves way more.  The new annoying phrase that’s catching on is “there is a lot to unpack here.”

"You know what I mean?"  No, I don't know what I mean.  And you shouldn't assume I do.

My boss uses that one like it's a period to a sentence  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Maybe your boss is a “boss” in a local crime family? 
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Re: Minor things that bother you
« Reply #74 on: November 29, 2019, 10:46:17 AM »

In football: not using analytics and therefore punting the ball away on 4th and 1 just so they don't get criticized; overcalling of penalties.  Having two football teams in Los Angeles.  Not going to an 18 game schedule/having those ridiculous pre-season games. 
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