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Island Monkey 24.06.2014 15:14

What's your EF pet hate?
 
Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" ..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"

.argggh it drive me crazy!!

olygirl 24.06.2014 15:18

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Pet hate?
Monkeys from an island :p

Pancakes 24.06.2014 15:27

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Hee hee. I think the OP means "pet peeve." :p

Mine is when someone creates an introduction thread but almost no one responds to it -- and yet so many people here get down on newbies for not making formal introductions. :msncrazy:

hannah'sauntie 24.06.2014 15:30

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
People who don't use the search function. ;)

http://www.englishforum.ch/general-o...peeve-day.html

jacek 24.06.2014 15:32

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
I feel endangered by wolves and wolverines.

Sbrinz 24.06.2014 15:36

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
I wish people would perform a basic search before writing "I am sorry if this has been covered before, but I ... [cannot be bothered to look for my problem]
or [cannot think of a search parameter, as I have the brain of a fish]

If we ignore the question it looks offensive and not caring, but if we answer the OPs will never change their ways. So we have to answer gruffly, and that doesn't look very friendly either.

So please, please SEARCH before you post a question!

Textoch 24.06.2014 15:38

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
It's not really a pet hate, per se, but I wish that when one opened the "New Posts" page, the date that the original post was created was listed. That way one could tell if a post that had multiple pages was actually an old thread that had one or two new recent comments, or if it was a hot new thread with pages upon pages of current responses.

Not really a big deal, just a personal preference. :)

(Apologies, OP, if I have taken your thread in the wrong direction by posting a "suggestion" rather than something that truly irritates.)

hannah'sauntie 24.06.2014 15:40

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2184004)
Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" ..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"

.argggh it drive me crazy!!

I agree, in fact I have just banned someone whose location was "Swiss".
They deserved to be banned for that if nothing else. :msngrin: ;)

Samaire13 24.06.2014 15:41

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2184004)
Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" …..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"

Same here. And when it's pointed out, they usually claim they "of course know" that the country's not called Swiss, but "wanted to save time" - really? And how much time exactly does it save to type only 5 instead of 11 letters?

I'm torn on the issue of using the search function. Many questions are specific enough for an own thread, though they might be similar to other situations. But stuff like "can you post some English job websites please" - yeah, first, there's this thing called Google, second, there's a sticky in this forum on this topic.

The flip side is people using the search function, finding some thread from 2009 and then posting their question in it. Well it's probably OK then to open a new one in this case ;)

/Mini-rant over :D

Pancakes 24.06.2014 15:43

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
I wish there was a way to filter the "new posts" threads according to what is belligerent and/or naughty and what isn't. :msnblush:

(It's tiresome to have to read through all that "for sale" etc. crap to get to the naughty stuff!)

aSwissInTheUS 24.06.2014 15:44

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
People requesting an introduction when a newbee asks a good and relevant question never asked or answered before.

People asking about what happens after a certain traffic infraction but never reporting back what actually happenend in the end.

porsch1909 24.06.2014 15:47

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 2184051)
People asking about what happens after a certain traffic infraction but never reporting back what actually happenend in the end.

This times a million!

Textoch 24.06.2014 15:48

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carrie F (Post 2184049)
I wish there was a way to filter the "new posts" threads according to what is belligerent and/or naughty and what isn't. :msnblush:

(It's tiresome to have to read through all that "for sale" etc. crap to get to the naughty stuff!)

It would be good to have any posts in which significant numbers of groans had been dished out marked as such, don't you think? ;)

I like popcorn threads a lot more than "for sale" threads as well. Having said that, there are definitely some entertaining "for sale" threads out there!

MusicChick 24.06.2014 15:48

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hannah'sauntie (Post 2184045)
I agree, in fact I have just banned someone whose location was "Swiss".
They deserved to be banned for that if nothing else. :msngrin: ;)

Watch out with that powerful tool, so we don't have to reinstate, it's an admin pita to unblock a legit IP.

Pet peve? Hmmm... people who are too self assured. Pushy. In any ways. Looks like it blocks some cerebral processes at times. But that's not exclusive to online.

Swiss Cheddar 24.06.2014 15:48

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by olygirl (Post 2184007)
Pet hate?
Monkeys from an island :p



Are you Guybrush Threepwood?


cheers
SC

hannah'sauntie 24.06.2014 15:51

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 2184059)
Watch out with that powerful tool, so we don't have to reinstate, it's an admin pita to unblock a legit IP.

Don't worry MC, there was a legitimate reason for the banning. :)

Island Monkey 24.06.2014 15:54

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Carrie F (Post 2184021)
Hee hee. I think the OP means "pet peeve." :p

You've never heard the phrase "pet hate"?

"somebody's pet hate (British & Australian) also somebody's pet peeve (American)" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pet+hate

Pancakes 24.06.2014 15:56

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2184070)
You've never heard the phrase "pet hate"?

"somebody's pet hate (British & Australian) also somebody's pet peeve (American)" http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/pet+hate

Oops, sorry, no I had never heard that phrase before. :msnblush:

But at least I cleared that up for all the other Americans here. :p

k_and_e 24.06.2014 15:58

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2184004)
Mine is people who constantly refer to Switzerland as "Swiss" ..

Ie, "I have just moved to Swiss"

.argggh it drive me crazy!!

Your job must be even more boring than mine.

ximix 24.06.2014 16:02

Re: What's your EF pet hate?
 
Members who only post when they have a question, need advice, a problem solved etc and then disappear. Only to reappear again when the same is needed.

I wish they would also contribute and help others as well.


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