Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

Things that annoy you beyond reason...(Vol 5)

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Big Al.

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61,861 posts

203 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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V8mate

42,648 posts

134 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Christmas.

ambuletz

7,924 posts

126 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Clockwork Cupcake said: said:
ambuletz said:
here's the box, and here's all that was in it... its smaller than an oyster card/credit card!!!
That's really quite extreme. Someone must have done that for a bet surely.
I had exactly the same with a camera battery a few weeks ago.

It's not the first time, either.
It is rather riduculous!

_Exocet_

59 posts

43 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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CJm123 said:
Recently I’ve purchased a big brake kit for my mini (bmw not a real one) I wanted one that would fit under my 16in (irony) winter wheels but any way most kits are sold in the USA which is fair enough but why oh why do they use inches for sizing anything smaller that a meter??????
It’s not like it’s something big I’m trying to size up. This wilwood caliper is 3 &1/4 inches wide wtf?!? It makes no actual sense, it’s seems like it’s purely guess work when you get the tape measure out do they build buildings with this vage measuring system???
Oh I had to use a imperial to metric conversion tool to see what they were on about
I'm not questioning your right to be annoyed beyond reason, but surely I'm missing something here.

3 1/4" is exactly 3 1/4". It's not vague in the slightest and makes perfect sense.

Clockwork Cupcake

61,229 posts

217 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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_Exocet_ said:
I'm not questioning your right to be annoyed beyond reason, but surely I'm missing something here.

3 1/4" is exactly 3 1/4". It's not vague in the slightest and makes perfect sense.
Indeed. Perhaps they don't understand fractions and don't realise that 3 & 1/4 is 3.25 silly

Probably best not to mention the "thou" as a division of an inch. biggrin

rfisher

4,123 posts

228 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Threads that are so long that no one will ever be able to read them.

And other people, obviously.

Frank7

3,447 posts

32 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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This certainly doesn’t annoy me beyond reason, but very mildly peeves me, and makes me wonder why people do it so often.
Use of the indefinite article “an” before a consonant, e.g., he was in an car, as opposed to in a car, of course it may certainly be a rushed typo, but I keep seeing it in posts on various forums,
as in, “he ate an carrot, while I ate a bean.”

Clockwork Cupcake

61,229 posts

217 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Frank7 said:
This certainly doesn’t annoy me beyond reason, but very mildly peeves me, and makes me wonder why people do it so often.
Use of the indefinite article “an” before a consonant, e.g., he was in an car, as opposed to in a car, of course it may certainly be a rushed typo, but I keep seeing it in posts on various forums,
as in, “he ate an carrot, while I ate a bean.”
Similarly, when people choose it based on the phonetic sound rather than the text. The prime example being people referring to "an F1 car".

grumbledoak

24,509 posts

178 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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My new Olive Oil bottle just spun it's cap. So I couldn't open it and, even if I do get the tool kit out and open it, it then won't close properly. Every time. For a year or more.

Curse you, Filippo Berio!


Cold

7,353 posts

35 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
Similarly, when people choose it based on the phonetic sound rather than the text. The prime example being people referring to "an F1 car".
The example you cite is the correct use of "an". Abbreviations and acronyms that are pronounced phonetically use the "a/an" rule according to their sound.

Roofless Toothless

2,190 posts

77 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Cold said:
Clockwork Cupcake said:
Similarly, when people choose it based on the phonetic sound rather than the text. The prime example being people referring to "an F1 car".
The example you cite is the correct use of "an". Abbreviations and acronyms that are pronounced phonetically use the "a/an" rule according to their sound.
I have never understood 'an hotel' though.

RizzoTheRat

18,237 posts

137 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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Roofless Toothless said:
I have never understood 'an hotel' though.
People who pronounce it "an 'otel" I guess?

nonsequitur

9,916 posts

61 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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RizzoTheRat said:
Roofless Toothless said:
I have never understood 'an hotel' though.
People who pronounce it "an 'otel" I guess?
Yes, the 'H' is silent. Why I don't know. Maybe trips off the tongue nicely.

glenrobbo

15,926 posts

95 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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nonsequitur said:
RizzoTheRat said:
Roofless Toothless said:
I have never understood 'an hotel' though.
People who pronounce it "an 'otel" I guess?
Yes, the 'H' is silent. Why I don't know. Maybe trips off the tongue nicely.
A hotel is where you book to stay for at least one night.

A "no-tell" you only book by the hour.

HTH wink


Clockwork Cupcake

61,229 posts

217 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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RizzoTheRat said:
Roofless Toothless said:
I have never understood 'an hotel' though.
People who pronounce it "an 'otel" I guess?
Using "an" for a word that starts with an 'h' is actually grammatically correct in some circumstances, usually when the 'h' is followed by a vowel and the 'h' is silent. Hotel is something of an anomaly, though. teacher

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/usage/a-historic...

Edit: I guess that explains "an F1 car" too - the word has an initial spoken vowel sound if you pronounce it "eff-wun". Obviously you wouldn't say "an Formula One car"


Edited by Clockwork Cupcake on Saturday 9th December 13:26

addsvrs

507 posts

161 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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My Vito. Had a nice helpful "driving bulb fail" on the dashboard, no problemo, bought said bulb and just tried changing it. Not a chance. I can just about squeeze my hand in to the back of the headlight, no movement at all possible to undo the cap. This is bonkers. Maybe if i remove washer reservoir i can get to it, no i would need to remove expansion tank aswell. Must be an easier way, look on youtube , need to take grill out , drop bumper , undo the headlight and remove. FFS. Should have took Halfords offer to change it for £8 or whatever it was.

Any my boys, both home for the weekend, both in their twenties, both with good full time jobs, both cannot for love nor money load the fking dishwasher correctly

Alucidnation

10,733 posts

115 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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The dishwasher issue is directly the fault of the parents.

Sorry.

alorotom

6,768 posts

132 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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addsvrs said:
My Vito. Had a nice helpful "driving bulb fail" on the dashboard, no problemo, bought said bulb and just tried changing it. Not a chance. I can just about squeeze my hand in to the back of the headlight, no movement at all possible to undo the cap. This is bonkers. Maybe if i remove washer reservoir i can get to it, no i would need to remove expansion tank aswell. Must be an easier way, look on youtube , need to take grill out , drop bumper , undo the headlight and remove. FFS. Should have took Halfords offer to change it for £8 or whatever it was.

Any my boys, both home for the weekend, both in their twenties, both with good full time jobs, both cannot for love nor money load the fking dishwasher correctly
Not an Audi is it by any chance?? I had a series of headlight bulb failures on my S6 and Halfords wouldn’t fit them under their £8 scheme as it would take them a couple of hrs labour to strip the front and reassemble ... I tried 4 Halfords in the NE and then 2 in West Yorks and they all said the same thing lol

sparks_E39

10,709 posts

158 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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My fiancée when we are shopping. If we need to purchase tea towels she will look at every single fking tea towel on display, pick up a few of them and carefully inspect each one and spend 3/4 minutes deciding which ones best. She will do this with many items when we are shopping and it drives me insane. The weekly food shop can be done by me in about 20 minutes, if she comes along it’s usually about an hour. Maddening!

Clockwork Cupcake

61,229 posts

217 months

Saturday 9th December 2017
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sparks_E39 said:
My fiancée when we are shopping. If we need to purchase tea towels she will look at every single fking tea towel on display, pick up a few of them and carefully inspect each one and spend 3/4 minutes deciding which ones best. She will do this with many items when we are shopping and it drives me insane. The weekly food shop can be done by me in about 20 minutes, if she comes along it’s usually about an hour. Maddening!
She probably says the same about you when you pop into the DIY store or Motor Factors and spend ages deliberating over a scewdriver. biggrin


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