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Captain Placid asks: What annoying things do significant others, workmates and other people in general do that drive you up the wall? Do you want to kill your other half over their obsessive fridge magnet collection? Driven to distraction over your manager's continued use of Comic Sans (The Font of Champions)? Tell us.

(, Thu 4 Oct 2012, 12:11)
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The Subject Of The Post Is Something That Drives Me Up The Wall
Why Would Anyone Do This? It Is Far Easier Not To Do This. It Is Quicker And More Efficient Not To Do This. Rage Is Not A Strong Enough Word To Describe What I Feel When I See This. Murderous... Yes, I Like Murderous To Describe It.

In all other ways, she's a perfectly lovely girl, and my vices exceed hers by a factor of thousands.
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 4:33, 3 replies)
Sometimes you see this.
Because a lot of comment systems tried to get all clever and remove capslock, but still capitalising the first letter of words.
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 10:31, closed)
It Takes Much Fucking Longer To Read Too
I Find Myself Reading Each Letter With Emphasis, similar. to. how. I. would. read. this.

Pisses me off nearly as much as text speak. Anybody who can't see that real words are easier to read us an illiterate and probably a stupid.
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 11:39, closed)
For a title...
...it's OK. I can't imaging writing "One flew over the cuckoo's nest" without title case.


I come across a lot of technical manuals (ooh err missus, etc.) and they will capitalize terms to show that they mean their front panel or their flange (ooh err missus again, etc.).

This results in sentences with seemingly random capitalization:

To assemble the Rear Story, the first Flange attaches laterally to the Front Panel and Upper Body Assembly via a 5mm Gammet Ridge and Baffler Sucker.

If you read this as per Eukanuba's suggestion above, it sounds like William Shatner wrote the manual.
(, Fri 5 Oct 2012, 12:11, closed)

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