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MusicChick 24.06.2014 16:46

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2184128)
People who think they're more Swiss than the Swiss just because they like it here and won't tolerate any criticism of their little slice of paradise :rolleyes:

Oui. Totalement.

It's a bit cute though, pioneering spirit. I kinda miss how much harder it used to be here, it's a breeze now, even with available bad bagels, over priced cheese cakes and expired tahini and brown sugar at every corner. Nothing worthy to nag about.

PaddyG 24.06.2014 16:49

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2184128)
People who think they're more Swiss than the Swiss just because they like it here and cannot tolerate any criticism of their little slice of paradise :rolleyes:

I love you too ;).

PaddyG 24.06.2014 16:51

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Mods who disappear for months on end, only to return with "I'm back, look what happened to ME!" thread ;).

Samaire13 24.06.2014 16:51

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Ah yes, two more things:
1) people who think this is the land of milk and honey where everything is perfect and everyone is automatically crazy rich, independent of the job they actually have.
2) and - of course - people who think it's impossible to live on 65k, but rather believe that this is really very close to absolute poverty, and consider 120k the bare minimum instead - again, of course, independent of one's job, experience, age, whatnot.

Leggat 24.06.2014 16:53

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
My pet hate: The search function

Not just here, all vbulletion forums, it simply is ineffective, and not dialed into serving people who know not-a-damn.

Try it now. Search for the terms below:

search function

You will find 4 results, and this thread will not be among them, though it is perhaps the most discussed, and most shared item of contempt, in thread.


On the topic of 'Swiss', I wonder if they are french speakers? "Suisse" is practically a cognate for Swiss, but translates to english as Switzerland. Der Schweiz does not help, as by comparison Deutschland, which has land in the the name, translates to Germany. I ramble. TL;DR, my hunch is most abusers of the term 'Swiss' may not be englishy speakers.

jacek 24.06.2014 16:54

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
I am at loggerheads with peeps who don't know how to find brown sugar.

Samaire13 24.06.2014 16:58

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by Leggat (Post 2184141)
On the topic of 'Swiss', I wonder if they are french speakers? "Suisse" is practically a cognate for Swiss, but translates to english as Switzerland. Der Schweiz does not help, as by comparison Deutschland, which has land in the the name, translates to Germany. I ramble. TL;DR, my hunch is most abusers of the term 'Swiss' may not be englishy speakers.

For me, the point is this: if someone wants to move here, maybe they should have least figured out what the name of the country is. Well, they're "only" planning to live here, so what does it matter, right… Anyone can google "Swiss" for half a second and find out that it is not the country's name…

And I'm moving to Finnish now! ;)

MusicChick 24.06.2014 17:00

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by Leggat (Post 2184141)
englishy

I like.

Anyways, I think the quality of search depends on the key words used. Mostly. It's good to combine with a google search. Though, my pet peeve probably also is a google scientist. Not that much independent thinking, a lot of googling. Anyone can find anything supporting any point at any given time.

TiMow 24.06.2014 17:12

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ppl who can't be bothered to type properly dont use punctuation capitals or paragrgrphs and spcng but use abrviatns and txt spk o smthg else always using a sml i when refrrng to thmslvs and the others who whn they create a thread believe its there/they're/their property and can dictate the relvncy of replies and demand that ppl dont post anythng tht might b not wht they wanted

hannah'sauntie 24.06.2014 17:19

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
What I hate and love in equal measures about EF is how chuffin' addictive it is.

treesarehalal 24.06.2014 17:25

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Castro (Post 2184128)
People who think they're more Swiss than the Swiss just because they like it here and cannot tolerate any criticism of their little slice of paradise :rolleyes:

People who won't give an example of what they're talking about.

TiMow 24.06.2014 17:33

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Coming to the forum, when there appears to be a fair amount of posting activity on a few hot threads, then as soon as I post, everything grinds to a halt and dies a death.

MusicChick 24.06.2014 17:37

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Robots. Black and white robotic ways..if people say Swiss or not, as long as they aren't predictably unchallenging or defensive. Swiss I don't mind. Heck - the whole world confuses my birtplace with some good dozen other places or can't even pronounce it.

Robots and unkind people. Shooting others down to make themselves big. I don't think it is so frequent here, though.

hannah'sauntie 24.06.2014 17:38

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2184167)
Coming to the forum, when there appears to be a fair amount of posting activity on a few hot threads, then as soon as I post, everything grinds to a halt and dies a death.

Well, that's killed this thread then.

TiMow 24.06.2014 17:47

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2184167)
Coming to the forum, when there appears to be a fair amount of posting activity on a few hot threads, then as soon as I post, everything grinds to a halt and dies a death.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hannah'sauntie (Post 2184174)
Well, that's killed this thread then.

See - everyone's just biding their time and sitting on their hands, just to prove the point.

........ and there was me, thinking I must be on quite a few ignore lists.

hannah'sauntie 24.06.2014 17:52

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
You are not easily ignored TiMow :)

3Wishes 24.06.2014 17:55

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2184176)
See - everyone's just biding their time and sitting on their hands, just to prove the point.

........ and there was me, thinking I must be on quite a few ignore lists.

Well, 9 minutes between hannah's post and yours. And yes, I was waiting to see if I should go and change your name to threadkiller. :p

hannah'sauntie 24.06.2014 18:00

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MusicChick 24.06.2014 18:01

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 2184171)
Robots and unkind people. Shooting others down to make themselves big. I don't think it is so frequent here, though.

I take that back. Trolls musing on erasing most of our population :msnshock:

nickatbasel 24.06.2014 18:37

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
When someone asks a question, you spend a few minutes Googling for it and post an answer or some links and they never come back with a thank you.

That and trolls who come back under a different name.

Cheers,
Nick


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