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 Posted:   Jul 7, 2014 - 8:24 PM   
 By:   theOzman   (Member)

Leaf blowers!!!! I'll take the sound of a metal rake scraping about any day or the week!

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   theOzman   (Member)

When you approach a 4 way intersection and just as you get to the stop sign, another person arriving from another direction, who got there after you, but they stop 6 or more feet back from their stop sign, giving the impression that they got there ahead of you and then they take full liberty to pass on through before you. Man... this gets me every time!

Oz

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Customers who just love to wait until 15 minutes before closing time on a Friday night to send you a big job. They conclude their email with "Have a great weekend". I sometimes wish death upon them.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Customers who just love to wait until 15 minutes before closing time on a Friday night to send you a big job. They conclude their email with "Have a great weekend". I sometimes wish death upon them.

Haha. Nothing worse than getting a customer calling in ten minutes before your shift ends on a friday and staying late to run a whole order through the system... Been there, I sympathize.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2014 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Customers who just love to wait until 15 minutes before closing time on a Friday night to send you a big job. They conclude their email with "Have a great weekend". I sometimes wish death upon them.

Worthless bosses do the same fraking thing! They waste the whole work week doing nothing, then give you a big job on Friday afternoon so they can act like they earned their paycheck. Bastards.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 1:57 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions.

Or, should I say, question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions?

Yes, actually that's okay, because it's now a question. But the following ISN'T a question -

Question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

And not just the use of a question mark where none is called for, but writing "your" instead of "you're" and "alright" instead of "all right".

If I ever see a thread title that does all of these I won't be responsible for my actions.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

Your right, Tall Guy. People think it's quite alright to type such dribble but it's really not?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Your right, Tall Guy. People think it's quite alright to type such dribble but it's really not?

People writing "dribble" instead of "drivel." Oh, and in my dictionary it's all right to use alright. Or does Tall Guy mean that both exist but they mean different things?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 4:49 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

And I hate the way young people say "I was like that" (or more often "Ah wiz like that") and then put on a kind of disgusted expression.

And I hate the way young people drive, almost lying down in the driver's seat, turning the steering wheel rapidly with one hand, in fact with the palm of the hand, in "cool" circular movements when going round corners too fast. The other arm is usually hanging out the window. And the window's usually right down so we can marvel at the music they're playing.

And I hate the way young people smoke, and how they take great lungfuls of it in order to exhale whilst tittering in response to their chav friend's story, little puffs of smoke coming out the mouth in an annoyingly stuttering manner.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

People writing "dribble" instead of "drivel."

Nope, when I write "dribble" I mean "dribble"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Topic titles in all-caps.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

As usual, a nice guy will listen if requests are reasonable.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

People writing "dribble" instead of "drivel."

Nope, when I write "dribble" I mean "dribble"


OH DO YOU INDEED? Anyway...

I hate how young mothers in my home town in Scotland are always fat and have big white blubbery stomachs hanging over their enormous jeans, and they are always pushing prams and eating chips and smoking at the same time, and they've all got at least three children from different fathers, and all the children have names like Jade or Pocahontas, and the fat mums always shout at them things like "HAW, POCAHONTAS, GET THE FUCK OVER HERE RIGHT NOW OR AH'LL BASH YER FUCKIN' FACE IN."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   McMillan & Husband   (Member)

I'm going to buy you a fat chav of your own for Christmas, Mr Watt. And if they're all out of them you'll just have to settle for a nice leathery bogan. Just remember: a chav/bogan is for life, not just for Christmas.

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions.

Or, should I say, question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions?

Yes, actually that's okay, because it's now a question. But the following ISN'T a question -

Question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions?




Not really TG.

The question mark implies it's to be read with the emphasis as though it is a question. In any fiction writing you'll have to use that for dialogue passages, if you're half decent at naturalistic dialogue. It's acceptable in creative writing of any sort.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I hate how young mothers in my home town in Scotland are always fat and have big white blubbery stomachs hanging over their enormous jeans, and they are always pushing prams and eating chips and smoking at the same time, and they've all got at least three children from different fathers, and all the children have names like Jade or Pocahontas, and the fat mums always shout at them things like "HAW, POCAHONTAS, GET THE FUCK OVER HERE RIGHT NOW OR AH'LL BASH YER FUCKIN' FACE IN."


Oh my God, did that make me laugh!

Thank you, GW.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Your right, Tall Guy. People think it's quite alright to type such dribble but it's really not?

big grin

Thanks for the example! But you don't have to go much further afield for a real one.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions.

Or, should I say, question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions?

Yes, actually that's okay, because it's now a question. But the following ISN'T a question -

Question marks on the end of sentences that aren't questions?




Not really TG.

The question mark implies it's to be read with the emphasis as though it is a question. In any fiction writing you'll have to use that for dialogue passages, if you're half decent at naturalistic dialogue. It's acceptable in creative writing of any sort.


Do what you like in creative writing. Either it'll work, or mostly it won't.

I'm talking about real life. You've got to have rules before namby pamby aspiring auteurs can break them. The worst example I've seen isn't even on these pages, believe it or not, but on a law firm website, one page of which was headed:

What we do?

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2014 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

When someone mentions a bad joke they heard ,and then doesn't tell you what it was

 
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