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'Hullo chaps', bellows Richard McBeef, of 'the internet' fame. My boss has managed to make 'shown' into a two syllable word and it drives me round the fucking bend. Tell us about the little things that people around you do, which annoy you for more than they rationally should. Vent your spleen.

(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 8:47)
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Bloke at work makes those cheap chinese noodles from a packet
He cracks them into a bowl, sprinkles on the powder and the meagre drops of flavouring oil, then adds water from the kettle. He gingerly picks up the piping hot bowl from the office kitchen and carries it carefully, like a newborn babe, to his desk.

What follows next is the revolting cacophony of a drowning pig.

SSSHHHHLLURRRRRPP. SSSHHHHLLURRRRRPP. SSSHHHHLLURRRRRPP as he shovels the cheapest of meals into his puckered mouth.

After three mouthfuls, the steam and chili oil will have made his nose run.

SSSHHHHLLURRRRRPP. SSSHHHHLLURRRRRPP. HHHRRROOOOINK as he sniffs the nasal mucus back down his throat.

goes the metal spoon, scraping gracelessly against the bottom of the bowl as he scoops up the last powdery water and noodle fragments.

MMMTAAHHHH! he'll exclaim, smacking his lips loudly in satisfaction at such a flavoursome meal. By which time, the entire office is glaring daggers at him. Every. Fucking. Day.
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 8:56, 11 replies)
Can I get...
"Can I get a tuna mayonnaise on brown with cucumber?"

I just wish someone would grow a pair and say something like 'sure, walk round to this side of the counter, choose yourself an apron and help yourself to all these lovely sandwich ingredients'.

(, Thu 24 Mar 2016, 13:03, 11 replies)
This appears to upset the mods immensely.

(, Mon 21 Mar 2016, 18:40, 14 replies)

(, Sat 19 Mar 2016, 19:42, 3 replies)
People who continue sniffing without blowing their nose
Sniffing is disgusting. It's also pointless: if your nose is running, then by sniffing you're just moving the mucus up... in order to come down again. Repeat the cycle.

Blow your fucking nose.
(, Mon 21 Mar 2016, 11:39, 4 replies)
People who say "0207" and "0208" really piss me off
There is a single telephone code for London: 020.

It has been 15 YEARS since London were split up into "central" and "outer" telephone code areas. We used to have 0171 for central London and 0181 for outer London. However 15 years ago they unified London into just one telephone code, and extended the local number to 8 digits instead of 7. For example:

(0171) xxx xxxx became (020) 7xxx xxxx
(0181) xxx xxxx became (020) 8xxx xxxx

That was for the older numbers. But nowadays London numbers may be assigned with a 7, 8 or even a 3 - ANYWHERE in London. There is no longer any geographical significance in any split. If you don't believe me, test it: from one London land-line to another, whose code is (020). You don't need to dial the 020: just start dialling the local number.

Yet still you see signs written, newspaper adverts, office workers repeating their phone number as "0208 ....".

Stupidity annoys me.
(, Mon 21 Mar 2016, 11:37, 11 replies)

(, Sat 19 Mar 2016, 17:18, Reply)
Here, have a roasted pea!!!!!!!
Misuse of reflexive pronouns
Misuse of apostrophes
People who call all electronic music 'techno'
People that call hip hop 'rap'
Those fucking sofa adverts where instead of saying 'now only five hundred and ninety-nine pounds' they say 'now only five nine nine'
Other commuters
Whisky bores
Wearing scarves indoors
Wearing scarves indoors while wearing a t shirt. If you're that cold, put a fucking coat on you flid.
When faces are superimposed on apples
Lager top
Lager louts
Little and Large
Grown ups reading kids books
Grown ups reading books aimed at teenagers. You fucking nonces.
'Comedy' accounts on B3ta
People who don't understand the word 'troll' and are in fact trolls themselves OH THE IRONING!
People who deliberately use 'teh' on the internet as an affectation
People who can't use the correct form of 'its'
People who stand on the left hand side of escalators
Referring to Rob Manuel as 'the ginger fuhrer'
Rob Manuel
Anyone that likes mass market, lowest common denominator cultural output and derides those who like more serious output as 'pretentious'
The fact that I'm an autistic virgin
The Irish
Richard fucking McBeef and his fucking gang of acolytes over on Off Topic. The prick.
Anyone who's ever posted on /talk
Iain Duncan Smith
Christopher shitting Biggins. The cunt.
B3ta user 'monster munch'
People that use the term 'ninja edit'
Wankers that edit their posts after the fact.
Larpers. The autistic dicks.
Sci fi fans. The smegging titfaces.
White wine.
Windy Pig. Yeah, and Two Hats as well. Couple of bent flids. And I mean 'couple'.
Drimble is a wanker.
That 'paulsnake' tosser.
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 22:39, 8 replies)
People who say they "make" food
Clive, from opposite the YMCA, doesn't "make" the noodles. He cooks the noodles. Doris, from number 34, who works in the noodle factory, makes the noodles.

I hear someone say "I'm making pasta", and I'm thinking, wow, there's a frood who has a proper rolling-out-thin device, and possibly even a mill. But no. The daft chump has just managed to boil some water all by himself.

It's quite clear: the words are spelt differently, and they mean different things.

And nobody fucking fixes the fucking noodles. They weren't broken.
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 21:32, 3 replies)
No adult should say Skelingtons. Apparently that is not all.
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 20:56, Reply)
Can you say 'New'?

Can you say 'Clear'?


Now put them together to form the word 'Nuclear'


This abomination is now so prevalent that it's on the point of being accepted as correct (e.g. www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq-february-nuclear-pronounce)
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 17:56, 1 reply)
Over zealous mods banning enthusiastic new posters.

(, Mon 4 Apr 2016, 11:14, 7 replies)

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(, Fri 1 Apr 2016, 17:44, 4 replies)
So, whoever started everyone off saying "so" at the beginning of every fucking sentence should be shot. It was probably some twat on Radio 4.
(, Fri 25 Mar 2016, 11:44, 8 replies)
(, Thu 24 Mar 2016, 15:12, 4 replies)
'This' is a 'Live photo'
No its not. It's a short video. gah!
(, Sun 20 Mar 2016, 14:35, 1 reply)
'Experts' who know fuck all
Case in point... my daughter's A-level photography lecturer refers to the effect where a photo fades either to white or black at the edges as a "vinaigrette".
(, Sat 19 Mar 2016, 22:50, 1 reply)
People who make lists.
Especially people who make lists and then pea roast them.
(, Sat 19 Mar 2016, 2:30, Reply)
Their there they're
How hard can it be FFS.
See also:
To, too
Specific, pacific
Of, off
And the crowning turd in the waterpipe - using wiv instead of with.
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 18:48, 10 replies)
that woman on the vista print advert
the way she says "proper" does my head in!
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 15:59, 11 replies)
Parking illegally
Because your laziness is more important than the law and public safety. You fucking fat prick.
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 15:57, 1 reply)
I'm a project manager
all the other project mangers use the phrase "going forward" I hate those guys and hope they all die slowly and painfully.
(, Fri 18 Mar 2016, 11:53, 7 replies)
People who think that a sentence that takes the form of "This is a photo of Smith and I on holiday", or "I'd appreciate it if you could email that to Jones and I" drive me up the wall.

Whether they're slightly more or less annoying than, or equally annoying to, people who would use "myself" in that sort of context is an issue upon which I change my mind fairly frequently.

Having said that, and contrarily to the letter of the question, I'm not sure whether that stuff annoys me more than it should, because it really is genuinely cretinous. I suspect my annoyance is entirely warranted.
(, Tue 29 Mar 2016, 12:21, 13 replies)
When I explain a philosophical point to the dog
And she carefully studies my mouth in order to interject her tongue and lick the roof of my mouth.
(, Sat 26 Mar 2016, 17:34, Reply)
People who put their entire message in the Subject line of an email
And 'Regards' in the body.
(, Thu 24 Mar 2016, 23:06, 1 reply)
Fucking Cyclists
Who cycle on the road when there is a perfectly good cycle path next to it. Lycra clad arseholes think that they own the road. Hopefully they will be introduced to the tires of a HGV that they are too entitled to get out of the way of.
(, Wed 23 Mar 2016, 11:34, 24 replies)
Wankers who do not know when they should use their indicators. Here's the clue - every time you are not following the road / cross a white line.
(, Tue 22 Mar 2016, 9:33, 9 replies)
It raellly annnoyz me
[ominivoox notwithstanding]




Get it right poeple!
(, Mon 21 Mar 2016, 21:56, 21 replies)
I work with this Korean bloke
In a small office, and at least three times (but generally more), he makes a sound like a boomerang is being thrown through the air. Why? He doesn't say. It was funny at first, but now it's become like a Japanese water torture method. Just shut up for fucks sake! As if the job wasn't bad enough!
(, Mon 21 Mar 2016, 17:00, Reply)

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