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1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
What really pisses you off? What gets your blood pressure rising?

1) When people refer to "Native American" as "Indian."

2) When people don't care about calling "Native Americans" "Indians" after I tell them that they are incorrect.

3) When teachers don't know what they're teaching and give us tons of work to consume time.

4) Teachers in general; their disrespect for me as a person.

5) My dad's constant demands of "taking showers" and "cleaning my bedroom."

6) My dad's ridiculously quick temper, and ignorance in yelling at me when he is clearly the one screwing up.

7) The fact that I can only get my dad to talk to me by giving me demands or yelling at me.

8) My sister's ways of getting me in trouble and hating me.

9) My brother's lack of work ethic in school.

10) The general ignorance of the population.

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

12) When people make fun of me and use me to advance their grades.

13) The selfishness, greediness, and envy of people nowadays.

14) A general population's disregard for morality and ethics.

15) When people underestimate school and think they are too "good" for education.

16) A seemingly disrespectful attitude that adults hold towards teenagers. For example, wherever I go, I hold the door open for everyone. No one does the reciprocal unless I'm right behind them. At 7-11, this older guy held the door open for an employee working at the time. The man holding the door saw me, and instead of holding it, just walked right through.

17) Society's general nationalistic attitude and arrogance.

18) Potheads and people who brag about smoking.

19) Drunks and people who brag about drinking.

20) Drunk drivers.

21) In an article I read, a man was texting his girlfriend while driving on a highway. While texting at one point, he ran into a car in front of him, forcing that car to swerve into a truck. Two of the people in that car died. What does the guy get who made that happen? Only thirty days and 200 community service hours.

22) The law.

23) Government interference in personal business.

24) President Obama.

25) How America has done so much damage to itself and other nations throughout history.

26) Compulsory school attendance.

27) Loneliness.

28) Women in general. (Thank goodness, there are several exceptions in my life)

29) Men in general. (" ")

30) The fact that it is taking me this long to type out all of this.

31) The fact that if I continued this list, it would take several days to finish.

32) The fact that Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for us and many people in society completely disregard Him in His entirety.

33) The fact that we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

34) Me. I piss myself off.

35) A declining value of work ethic as a whole in society.

I will have much more posted if people on this site would like. There shall be much more coming!
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1/16/2010 9:29:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
What really pisses you off? What gets your blood pressure rising?

1) When people refer to "Native American" as "Indian."

I would imagine that most of the Native Americans themselves wouldn't care http://www.debate.org... they would use their tribe names rather than the catch all phrase.

2) When people don't care about calling "Native Americans" "Indians" after I tell them that they are incorrect.

As per one.

3) When teachers don't know what they're teaching and give us tons of work to consume time.

This is despicable. Good things schools will soon be a thing of the past.

4) Teachers in general; their disrespect for me as a person.

But ... you're an authoritarian, aren't you SAC8? ;)

5) My dad's constant demands of "taking showers" and "cleaning my bedroom."

Hmm ... you should probably take the showers.

6) My dad's ridiculously quick temper, and ignorance in yelling at me when he is clearly the one screwing up.

Yes, also despicable. Remember, anyone can be a parent, and that includes yours (and mine ... anyone's really).

7) The fact that I can only get my dad to talk to me by giving me demands or yelling at me.

See part 4.

8) My sister's ways of getting me in trouble and hating me.

She'll grow out of it. Team up with her against your parents. ;)

9) My brother's lack of work ethic in school.

See part 8.

10) The general ignorance of the population.

There isn't ever going to be enough Scrubbing Bubbles to scour the gene pool. Gotta get used to it.

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Hehehe. You mean their inability to speak using proper grammar?

12) When people make fun of me and use me to advance their grades.

Don't let them use you. Try giving them the wrong answers sometimes, just for laughs.

13) The selfishness, greediness, and envy of people nowadays.

Yup.
14) A general population's disregard for morality and ethics.

Yup.
15) When people underestimate school and think they are too "good" for education.

Yup. Although some are.

16) A seemingly disrespectful attitude that adults hold towards teenagers. For example, wherever I go, I hold the door open for everyone. No one does the reciprocal unless I'm right behind them. At 7-11, this older guy held the door open for an employee working at the time. The man holding the door saw me, and instead of holding it, just walked right through.

Yup.

17) Society's general nationalistic attitude and arrogance.

Yup.

18) Potheads and people who brag about smoking.

Yup.

19) Drunks and people who brag about drinking.

Yup ... hey wait a second ...

20) Drunk drivers.

Yup.

21) In an article I read, a man was texting his girlfriend while driving on a highway. While texting at one point, he ran into a car in front of him, forcing that car to swerve into a truck. Two of the people in that car died. What does the guy get who made that happen? Only thirty days and 200 community service hours.

Yup.

22) The law.

It's a great beast threaded together by a million little minds ... dysfunctional doesn't begin to describe it.

23) Government interference in personal business.

Depends on the business, I would suppose.

24) President Obama.

A little bit, yep.

25) How America has done so much damage to itself and other nations throughout history.

Yeah, that's a depressing little fact you discover growing up ... we're not always the 'good' guys.

26) Compulsory school attendance.

Yup.

27) Loneliness.

Yup.

28) Women in general. (Thank goodness, there are several exceptions in my life)

Yup. Remember over half the population has average intelligence or below, and a substantial portion of them are women. Of the remaining one half of the population, very few of them actually have any integrity to speak of. So its the human condition, reflected through women.

29) Men in general. (" ")

Yup. See 28.

30) The fact that it is taking me this long to type out all of this.

lol.

31) The fact that if I continued this list, it would take several days to finish.

see part 30.

32) The fact that Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for us and many people in society completely disregard Him in His entirety.

Um ... remember, not everyone believes in the same god ... for example, have you accepted Mohammed as your prophet?

33) The fact that we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Meh. The US protects you ... don't hate it until you've tried living outside it.

34) Me. I piss myself off.

lol, not much to be said about that.

35) A declining value of work ethic as a whole in society.

Yup. Yup. Yup.
I will have much more posted if people on this site would like. There shall be much more coming!

Yup. Go for it. I could use a good kvetching thread. ;)
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1/16/2010 9:35:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
What really pisses you off? What gets your blood pressure rising?

1) When people refer to "Native American" as "Indian."
I actually get pissed off at the exact opposite. I prefer "American Indian".
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1/16/2010 9:36:35 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:29:08 PM, Lexicaholic wrote:
The law; It's a great beast threaded together by a million little minds ...

Very aptly put :)
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
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1/16/2010 9:37:00 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
What really pisses you off? What gets your blood pressure rising?
Dude you need to chill.
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1/16/2010 9:38:01 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I am not much of an authoritarian relative to the fact that I understand and sympathize with the authoritarian cause.

Nowadays, I'm moderate and lean to the Left more than the Right.

Who knows where I'll be next week.
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1/16/2010 9:38:56 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
What really pisses you off? What gets your blood pressure rising?

1) When people refer to "Native American" as "Indian."

Like Caucasian and White?

2) When people don't care about calling "Native Americans" "Indians" after I tell them that they are incorrect.

Like I don't care about using White instead of Caucasian?

3) When teachers don't know what they're teaching and give us tons of work to consume time.

Agreed. Work needs to be purposeful.

4) Teachers in general; their disrespect for me as a person.

I'm afraid I don't share your opinion there.

5) My dad's constant demands of "taking showers" and "cleaning my bedroom."

Well, I don't really see the problem in asking you to shower, but I think that there can be order in disorder, especially when it comes to tidiness.

6) My dad's ridiculously quick temper, and ignorance in yelling at me when he is clearly the one screwing up.

That's extremely upsetting - especially when a parent oversimplifies everything you say for the sake of stigmatizing it.

7) The fact that I can only get my dad to talk to me by giving me demands or yelling at me.

Yep. Parents can be rather awful sometimes.

8) My sister's ways of getting me in trouble and hating me.

Sibling rivalry is unavoidable.

9) My brother's lack of work ethic in school.

Let him suffer the consequences for being an idiot.

10) The general ignorance of the population.

There are also a lot of intelligent people in the general population, though I agree that they're probably a minority.

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Colloquial, informal speech will never employ perfect grammar; oral communication is about being quick, convenient, and fairly simple. I agree that some people speak well, but that's usually very formal. A lot of people tend to speak improperly without actually being aware of that.

Incidentally, it is a bit annoying when people say "I seen that", when it's supposed to be either I have seen, or I saw.

12) When people make fun of me and use me to advance their grades.

Well, you have to learn to be more aggressive (that doesn't require you to be physically aggressive), and especially to assert yourself when it comes to being academically "used".

13) The selfishness, greediness, and envy of people nowadays.

People have always been like that, and probably always will be.

14) A general population's disregard for my standard of morality and ethics.

I assume that this is what you meant to say.

15) When people underestimate school and think they are too "good" for education.

Don't you later complain about compulsory school attendance? If no one is "too good" for school, should attendance not be compulsory?

16) A seemingly disrespectful attitude that adults hold towards teenagers. For example, wherever I go, I hold the door open for everyone. No one does the reciprocal unless I'm right behind them. At 7-11, this older guy held the door open for an employee working at the time. The man holding the door saw me, and instead of holding it, just walked right through.

Respect is earned, not taken. You'll have to do more than good deeds to earn someone's respect.

17) Society's general nationalistic attitude and arrogance.

A lot of Americans aren't particularly nationalistic. Plus, aren't you being slightly arrogant (to an extent) by posting a long rant as to what upsets you?

18) Potheads and people who brag about smoking.

I agree.

19) Drunks and people who brag about drinking.

I agree.

20) Drunk drivers.

I agree.

21) In an article I read, a man was texting his girlfriend while driving on a highway. While texting at one point, he ran into a car in front of him, forcing that car to swerve into a truck. Two of the people in that car died. What does the guy get who made that happen? Only thirty days and 200 community service hours.

His phone company should have denied him service, and he should have also had his license revoked; and, it would be appreciated by the victims' families if he apologized, and perhaps made reparations of some sort.

22) The law.

Like, the law which bans smoking pot and drunk driving? Or "The Law", as in, "The Establishment", which is the typical teenage hatred of authority.

23) Government interference in personal business.

Like drinking heavily and smoking pot?

24) President Obama.

Okay.

25) How America has done so much damage to itself and other nations throughout history.

Much like Great Britain, France, Spain, Russia, Germany, countries in the Middle East, African warlords, pirates, and so on.

26) Compulsory school attendance.

See 15.

27) Loneliness.

You and most other humans.

28) Women in general. (Thank goodness, there are several exceptions in my life)

You don't seem too misogynistic to me. You've probably had a few bad experiences, the likes of which hardly justify a negative view of (almost) all women.

29) Men in general. (" ")

So, with 28, people in general? Curiously, I wonder how it is that you can complain about people respecting teenagers when you yourself are "hating on" almost everyone who exists.

30) The fact that it is taking me this long to type out all of this.

Impatience?

31) The fact that if I continued this list, it would take several days to finish.

So, you're complaining that you have a lot of complaints? That seems strangely ironic.

32) The fact that Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for us and many people in society completely disregard Him in His entirety.

Well, getting mad at people won't change that, nor is it something that the Bible advocates, if I recall.

33) The fact that we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Or what? You get thrown in prison?

34) Me. I piss myself off.

That's just personal insecurity.

35) A declining value of work ethic as a whole in society.

Technology reduces the need for unnecessary amounts of labor.
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1/16/2010 9:39:06 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:35:34 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
What really pisses you off? What gets your blood pressure rising?

1) When people refer to "Native American" as "Indian."
I actually get pissed off at the exact opposite. I prefer "American Indian".

That's not as bad as simply "Indian." However, I prefer "Native American."
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1/16/2010 9:39:13 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
21) In an article I read, a man was texting his girlfriend while driving on a highway. While texting at one point, he ran into a car in front of him, forcing that car to swerve into a truck. Two of the people in that car died. What does the guy get who made that happen? Only thirty days and 200 community service hours.

As if he doesn't already have to live with it for the rest of his life.
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1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

Anyway I dislike bad drivers (when people don't signal, cut people off, don't let people merge, tailgate, etc.) ; waiting in line ; apathy ; homophobia and people who disrespect gay relationships ; the Conservative ideology ; almost anyone and everything pertaining to Fox News ; blue balls or the female equivalent ; the cost of higher education ; bible thumpers ; The Red Sox ; people who judge me, my lifestyle or personal choices in general without reason or basis ; inconsideration ; loud people who are obnoxious in public ; cold weather ; when people upset my girlfriend ; rape or overt sexual harassment ; pseudo-intellectuals ; cigarettes ; when people borrow things and don't give them back ; PMS ; and especially my girlfriend's ex to name a few.
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1/16/2010 9:41:24 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
1. Myself. I anger myself when I do stupid things.
2. My parents because they aren't home often.
3. John McCain
4. Sarah Palin
5. Liars
6. Stupid Mentalities
7. Nazis
8. Hitler
9. Racists
10. Hypocrites
11. Catholics (Not all of them)
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1/16/2010 9:42:00 PM
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At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

"Proper grammar" is the direct object, and is correct in its original usage.
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1/16/2010 9:42:59 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

I figured that he probably caught that after he typed up his post, so I made no effort to point that out. :P
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1/16/2010 9:44:22 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:42:00 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

"Proper grammar" is the direct object, and is correct in its original usage.

Thank you. I correct people on grammar much of the time, so I have improved my own sentence accuracy.
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1/16/2010 9:45:08 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:42:00 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

"Proper grammar" is the direct object, and is correct in its original usage.

Honestly, it's little things like that which bother me. American English gives speakers so much leeway and license in its use, it's hard to tell what rules are true, and which are BS.
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1/16/2010 9:45:10 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:42:59 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

I figured that he probably caught that after he typed up his post, so I made no effort to point that out. :P

My sentence was not incorrect, Cody.

It also pisses me off when people think they're correct when they clearly are not.
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1/16/2010 9:48:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:45:10 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:42:59 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

My sentence was not incorrect, Cody.

I'm no grammar expert, but it definitely looks that way to me. We don't usually speak grammar, we speak language.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
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1/16/2010 9:49:43 PM
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At 1/16/2010 9:48:09 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I'm no grammar expert, but it definitely looks that way to me. We don't usually speak grammar, we speak language.

Grammar and language are both nouns. You may be more used to hearing "speak in correct grammar" than "speak correct grammar", but both are correct.
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1/16/2010 9:51:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:49:43 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:48:09 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I'm no grammar expert, but it definitely looks that way to me. We don't usually speak grammar, we speak language.

Grammar and language are both nouns. You may be more used to hearing "speak in correct grammar" than "speak correct grammar", but both are correct.

Nouns, yes, but we don't speak houses, or dogs.

We speak language, and I'm pretty sure thats it.

Grammar is those rules by which we speak it.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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1/16/2010 9:52:05 PM
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I should also add elitism to the list along with dumb sluts, liars, cheaters, driving in the snow, the smell of curry, death (it frustrates and upsets me), math, men who flirt with my girlfriend inappropriately when they would NEVER do that to another man's gf... and/or men who think that all lesbians just "haven't had a good d-cking," the color orange, Dane Cook, affirmative action, criminalized marijuana, unproductive or retarded stoners who give pot smoking a bad rep, holier than thou theists, those who can't apologize, bullies, Celine Dion's music, Israel, and sleeping late.
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1/16/2010 9:52:07 PM
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1. People who get offended when the intention wasn't to offend.
2. Those who aren't personable
3. Those who use my religion to condemn others.
4. People who use the word "like" too much.
5. People who actually give a crap about meaningless celebrities
6. MPAA
7. Those who do not work
8. Those who assess others based upon opinion
9. racism and offense from racism (those who get offended over racist remarks directed at them)
10. People who cheat on their significant other.
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1/16/2010 9:52:15 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:51:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:49:43 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:48:09 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I'm no grammar expert, but it definitely looks that way to me. We don't usually speak grammar, we speak language.

Grammar and language are both nouns. You may be more used to hearing "speak in correct grammar" than "speak correct grammar", but both are correct.

Nouns, yes, but we don't speak houses, or dogs.
"I speak houses" is correct grammar. As is "I speak in houses."
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1/16/2010 9:53:29 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:45:10 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:42:59 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

I figured that he probably caught that after he typed up his post, so I made no effort to point that out. :P

My sentence was not incorrect, Cody.

It also pisses me off when people think they're correct when they clearly are not.

As I later stated, I'm not a grammatical expert; I admitted that I could very well be wrong. Stop being a douche by trying to take the "high ground".
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1/16/2010 9:54:49 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:52:15 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:51:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:49:43 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:48:09 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I'm no grammar expert, but it definitely looks that way to me. We don't usually speak grammar, we speak language.

Grammar and language are both nouns. You may be more used to hearing "speak in correct grammar" than "speak correct grammar", but both are correct.

Nouns, yes, but we don't speak houses, or dogs.
"I speak houses" is correct grammar. As is "I speak in houses."

Ok, correct grammar I might admit, but then, also complete nonsense.
"He who does not know how to put his will into things at least puts a meaning into them: that is, he believes there is a will in them already."

Metaphysics:
"The science.. which deals with the fundamental errors of mankind - but as if they were the fundamental truths."
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1/16/2010 9:55:28 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:54:49 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:52:15 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:51:15 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:49:43 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:48:09 PM, mattrodstrom wrote:
I'm no grammar expert, but it definitely looks that way to me. We don't usually speak grammar, we speak language.

Grammar and language are both nouns. You may be more used to hearing "speak in correct grammar" than "speak correct grammar", but both are correct.

Nouns, yes, but we don't speak houses, or dogs.
"I speak houses" is correct grammar. As is "I speak in houses."

Ok, correct grammar I might admit, but then, also complete nonsense.

And that was my point :-)
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1/16/2010 10:00:34 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Well, by various comments on this thread and others, it appears that some on this site wish for me to stop posting things in this nature. However, I shall have another quick "go" at it.

36) Seeing homeless guys roaming the intersections in which I drive to school every day. These homeless / poor people are smoking and some times drinking while at this "job." Homeless people don't piss me off, but the recognition of their purchases of these items pisses me off.

37) Indecisiveness.

38) Regrets, along with the realization that I will have many regrets that I manufacture now and will remember in the future.

39) General incompetence.

40) People (in lanes for left turns) who speed up right when the led turns red and make the turn anyway.

41) A general teenage trend of only looking at the sudden impact of choices rather than the long-term effect.

42) School rule which prohibits students (other than seniors) from receiving exemption from the final exam, even if the student receives A's in both quarters.

43) Most "reality" shows.

44) Cheating in school, work, and marriage.

45) People at restaurants or stores that screw up my order.

46) Hormones.

47) Fear.

48) Failure.

49) The amount of Americans who are in debt or unemployed.

50) Realization that America, contrary to the Pledge of Alleg, does not provide liberty and justice for all.
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1/16/2010 10:00:36 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

Anyway I dislike bad drivers (when people don't signal, cut people off, don't let people merge, tailgate, etc.) ; waiting in line ; apathy ; homophobia and people who disrespect gay relationships ; the Conservative ideology ; almost anyone and everything pertaining to Fox News ; blue balls or the female equivalent ; the cost of higher education ; bible thumpers ; The Red Sox ; people who judge me, my lifestyle or personal choices in general without reason or basis ; inconsideration ; loud people who are obnoxious in public ; cold weather ; when people upset my girlfriend ; rape or overt sexual harassment ; pseudo-intellectuals ; cigarettes ; when people borrow things and don't give them back ; PMS ; and especially my girlfriend's ex to name a few.

Hmm ... I'll bite ... my own list:

The top twenty (idiosyncratic) things that %#$ me off:

1. When people recommend genital mutilation as a punishment for sex crimes. Way to advance, people.

2. When people play mind games with other people in relationships ... especially when women try and 'make you jealous' or want to see you 'fight to keep them.' If you care about someone you'll fight for that person, and if you respect that person as an autonomous individual you'll never fight over that person.

3. No sense of humor.

4. People who treat people who serve them like inferiors.

5. People who never give other people a chance to prove themselves beyond a single meeting.

6. Idiots who act like they know what they're talking about when they don't ... because that #$%@ spreads ...

7. Self-aggrandizing buffoons.

8. People who talk more about other people than ideas.

9. People who claim they are smart and yet never seem to learn.

10. Ladybugs.

11. Hollywood.

12. Las Vegas.

13. Materialism. Your gold plated limo won't comfort you on your death bed.

14. People who think that children need to be sheltered from the concept that existence is mean and who then expect those children to grow up tough.

15. An itch just on the inside of your eyelid ...

16. Bad art that is deliberately made to sell (note that I have nothing against good art made to sell).

17. Parasitic optimists.

18. Lawn decorations ... just the very concept of them, really.

19. Christmas.

20. Narrow-minded ideas like eugenics, racism, and selfishness.
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1/16/2010 10:00:50 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:55:28 PM, wjmelements wrote:

And that was my point :-)

Yeah I kind of figured.

I would say that grammar is a necessarily imperfect guide to the rules of language, being that those rules are so complex and seemingly arbitrary.

Language is freakin cool.
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1/16/2010 10:03:45 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 1/16/2010 9:53:29 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:45:10 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:42:59 PM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:39:33 PM, theLwerd wrote:
At 1/16/2010 9:09:04 PM, studentathletechristian8 wrote:

11) The inability of people to speak proper grammar.

Don't you mean the inability of people to speak properly or use proper grammar?

I figured that he probably caught that after he typed up his post, so I made no effort to point that out. :P

My sentence was not incorrect, Cody.

It also pisses me off when people think they're correct when they clearly are not.

As I later stated, I'm not a grammatical expert; I admitted that I could very well be wrong. Stop being a douche by trying to take the "high ground".

I am taking no "higher ground." I like how you try to take "higher ground" by calling me a dou***.

I one-uped you ;)