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Old 25.06.2014, 09:28
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Old 25.06.2014, 10:01
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

My pet hate is threads that look like they could be interesting, but have already reached page 6 and I have no idea if what I am about to post has already been said, but can't be bothered reading the previous posts...
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Old 25.06.2014, 10:07
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My pet hate is threads that look like they could be interesting, but have already reached page 4 and I have no idea if what I am about to post has already been said, but can't be bothered reading the previous posts...
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My pet hate is threads that look like they could be interesting, but have already reached page 6 and I have no idea if what I am about to post has already been said, but can't be bothered reading the previous posts...
My pet hate is that sometimes I read posts by different members and they are basically saying the same thing but do not bother to read the previous posts.
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Old 25.06.2014, 11:12
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

Ah yes, the groans... Honestly, I don't understand the concept (and I never groan at anyone). Why groan at people if they just have a different opinion than yourself?

I understand it even less if it's just a drive-by groaner who has nothing to contribute in a specific thread other than to just groan at everyone.

And closely related to that is the negative rep thing. I actually got one because I said something along the lines of "your (homo)sexual orientation shouldn't matter in the workplace and if it does, you probably don't want to work with such conservative jerks anyway" - and the negative rep read something like "yeah, those conservative jerks, they marry and have kids and don't dig in the s*" (I'm not kidding). I mean really?!?!
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Old 25.06.2014, 11:37
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And closely related to that is the negative rep thing. I actually got one because I said something along the lines of "your (homo)sexual orientation shouldn't matter in the workplace and if it does, you probably don't want to work with such conservative jerks anyway" - and the negative rep read something like "yeah, those conservative jerks, they marry and have kids and don't dig in the s*" (I'm not kidding). I mean really?!?!


I got neg rep once that said they agreed with me from someone who has something like 20 posts and is never online. I still don't know if it was sarcasm or they messed up or if it's a bad thing to agree with them....

But yours... Yikes!
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Old 25.06.2014, 12:22
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

Hey! @Jacek: I LMFAO, ROFL and LOL at the "git" comment!

Happy to be a "nerd" and/or a "git". K. Hehehe!

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I have visual and esthetic problem with text speak and all sort of acronyms used in sentences. I cannot put my finger on it (maybe I should consult my shrink) but it really evokes terrible feelings when I see something like: AFAIK, HTFU, LMGTFY, IMHO and etc. Anyone who uses them, sounds like a nerd or even git to me.
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Old 25.06.2014, 12:25
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Hey! @Jacek: I LMFAO, ROFL and LOL at the "git" comment!

Happy to be a "nerd" and/or a "git". K. Hehehe!
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Old 25.06.2014, 12:25
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I got neg rep once that said they agreed with me from someone who has something like 20 posts and is never online. I still don't know if it was sarcasm or they messed up or if it's a bad thing to agree with them....

But yours... Yikes!
Yeah it's lovely, isn't it...

I also got a similar rep like you, someone who wrote they agreed, but gave a negative rep
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Old 25.06.2014, 12:36
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Re: What's your EF pet hate?

people losing an argument so decide to pick holes in the grammar or spelling instead.

You can't be correct as you used there instead of their - feckwits
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Old 25.06.2014, 13:41
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people losing an argument so decide to pick holes in the grammar or spelling instead.

You can't be correct as you used there instead of their - feckwits
Your point is clearly moot, because you started the first sentence with a lower case letter.
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Old 25.06.2014, 13:43
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people losing an argument so decide to pick holes in the grammar or spelling instead.

You can't be correct as you used there instead of their - feckwits
I'm agree. Though I wouldn't use the F word, novelty to me. I'd say boring pedants. Purists? Which, also might be valid for those demanding to always stay in 1 language or 1 register.

Can we figure out some new fun and creative swearwords that wouldn't be vulgar? It's boring and uninventive. Knoedel. Hmmm...doesn't really work.
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Old 25.06.2014, 13:47
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Hahah...and the pretence of making fun of oneself, but the royal egos are hard to hide. I find it mostly humorous, wish it was a bit more dry and dark, like at home. It's an art to be intelligently funny but not a jerk. Brit politeness is sweet, though.

What's not so interesting is that it's expected to be admired and liked. Colonialists.

And the overuse of insincere euphemisms, so old. It's gymbalz annoying.
One word: Hypocrisy.

Btw, that politeness is rarely seen here. It's more like something that everybody discuss about but no-one has ever seen it. For instance, those wolves. Like.
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Old 25.06.2014, 13:48
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Can we figure out some new fun and creative swearwords that wouldn't be vulgar? It's boring. Knoedel. Hmmm...doesn't really work.

I disagree. Vulgar, probably, boring never. There are very good ones out there.
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Old 25.06.2014, 14:11
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I disagree. Vulgar, probably, boring never. There are very good ones out there.
I wish I found primitivism entertaining, or hurtful conduct, there certainly are opportunities to be amused. I think it's the shocking distance between expected civility and politeness on one side, and vulgarity on the other, that some find funny. In a Brit culture that is quite proud of having a specific protocol, refined manners, etc. I really enjoy that kind polite part, actually. I doubt back home about all the honesty and directness, which isn't always palatable, pleasant, nor a goal, tbh, if it hurts, just as hypocritical jokes and ripping on somebody. I think it's all in the delivery. Online comm does not offer a kind smile, but too many swear words..Smilies don't cut it.

The concept of humor is fascinating, something crosses well in cultures, some doesn't. We filter. The best book l've read on this in pragma lingv was by a Brit prof teaching in Asia.

Ego boosting humor and not being able to take criticism impersonally, is hypocritical, I agree with GM.

I am still curious about swearing without descending to daftness. But I was never good with name calling, don't see the value at all. I could swear at inanimate objects easier, probably. And not in my mother tongue.
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Old 25.06.2014, 14:47
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People who believe that their culture is superior to others.
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Old 25.06.2014, 14:54
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You mean all non-Americans
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Old 25.06.2014, 15:09
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You mean all non-Americans
Yikes. If Americans are culturally superior, this world truly is a f***ed place.

(With all sincere apologies to my fellow Americans... )
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Old 25.06.2014, 15:18
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Yikes. If Americans are culturally superior, this world truly is a f***ed place.

(With all sincere apologies to my fellow Americans... )
I think you misread and/or misinterpreted my post - you got it arse-about-face, methinks.
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Oops. Yeah, I think I've managed to just confuse myself.

Coffee....

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Posting a useful answer at the page break. And nobody reads or acknowledges it.
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