Innocuous things that make you irrationally angry (a list thread)

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calling tissues "Kleenex"

THE CHOMPING DUCK GETS HIS FATTY OUT FOR VADAR (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 September 2010 20:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

regional variants for soft drinks that are not "soda" or "pop" (including, ironically, "soda pop")

THE CHOMPING DUCK GETS HIS FATTY OUT FOR VADAR (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 September 2010 20:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

old Band-Aid(TM) brand bandages

THE CHOMPING DUCK GETS HIS FATTY OUT FOR VADAR (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 September 2010 20:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

120. other people

crude interloper of a once august profession (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 30 September 2010 20:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

referring to the My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult song "(A Girl Doesn't Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover) 'Cuz It's Hot" as "'Cuz It's Hot"

THE CHOMPING DUCK GETS HIS FATTY OUT FOR VADAR (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 September 2010 20:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh I see Laurel already went there

xp

crude interloper of a once august profession (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 30 September 2010 20:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

121. Use of the word "awesome." I realize this battle was lost long ago, but I thought the word was supposed to mean something, well, awe-inspiring. I first heard it used in Star Wars (Luke seeing the Death Star: "It's AWESOME!"). A music professor of mine in college still used it in its pre-80s heaviness, and one day caught himself: "Jimmy Lyons' playing was AWESOME...and when I say 'awesome,' I mean in the way that word was used before people started to use it to refer to pizza."

(I think I told this story somewhere else on ILX...apologies for the repetition)

Sterling-Kinney (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 30 September 2010 20:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

awesome story!

THE CHOMPING DUCK GETS HIS FATTY OUT FOR VADAR (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

(choking on my own rage)

Sterling-Kinney (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

122. People who use the word "amazing" interchangably with "very good". NOT EVERY GODDAMN THING IS FUCKING AMAZING.

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

123. People who quote lyrics out of context to be funny. OH YOU FEEL STUPID AND CONTAGIOUS HUH? HERE, HERE'S A SHOTGUN

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

louis c.k. has a great bit about standing in line at the post office where the entire line is this seething mass of hatred toward whoever is at the window getting served. and then your time comes. and you're that guy. it happens so fast.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

sorry I am one of the hated ones who overuses "awesome" and "amazing". (winces)

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Couples at the grocery store who volubly plan their dinner while they're shopping.

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

125. Hidden broccoli in things that look like they do not have broccoli in them. I hate broccoli enough as it is, but hidden broccoli? SHIT JUST GOT REAL

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

126. People who fan themselves with a book or a magazine. IT DOESN'T FUCKING PROVIDE YOU ANY BENEFIT AND IT ANNOYS ME.

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

San Te you are on a roll! (Hi five)

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

Unles hi fives annoy the shit out of you, then I will happily retract

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hi-fives are always acceptable

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

*hi five*

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

As accidentally posted on the Strokes thread:

Some of you must spend 98% of your day walking around in an uncontrollable rage and I feel very sorry for you.

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

I just assume that people who get angry about pretty much any inconsequential thing just like being angry

peter in montreal, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

made-up statistics

THE CHOMPING DUCK GETS HIS FATTY OUT FOR VADAR (HI DERE), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

wtf fanning with a magazine totally works can't you fan properly or something no wonder u madd doggie

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol at people who take this list too serious!

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's just fun to vent about ridiculous things. Also typing in all caps IS REALLY FUN YOU GUYS

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

key words here are "innocuous" and "irrational". Note to onlookers: this is not the "Post your hate manifestos here" thread

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 21:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

would definitely waft myself with ur hate manifestos u disgusting savages

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol: OH YEAH WELL THAT'S JUST GREAT BC YOU'RE IN MINE, YOU WAFTING WAFTER

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

ppl with short fuses

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

wafter

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 30 September 2010 22:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

People who say 'bless you' when you sneeze. I might be sneezing three times in a row, you gonna do this every time? You want me to say thankyou every time? LET ME SNEEZE IN PEACE.

ledge, Friday, 1 October 2010 08:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

I rode the train yesterday with a couple, of which the man kept pressing his sweaty back against the upright pole I was holding onto

this is my all-time number one subway pet peeve. like it makes my blood boil when ppl lean against poles on crowded trains, preventing anyone else from hanging onto them

william buttinski's 'the disintegration snoops' (donna rouge), Friday, 1 October 2010 08:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

small, wheeled suitcases in busy areas

joe, Friday, 1 October 2010 09:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

99. Opening goods in the supermarket & eating/drinking them before you've paid for them (and then handing the opened package to the cashier at the checkout). The only exception I will allow is maybe, *maybe* if you have small children/toddlers with you. But if you're a grown person, surely you can wait til you've paid for the damn thing. It's called impulse control.

^^^this. also i wonder whether the people who do this actually have the money to pay for the items they're consuming. what if they get up to the register and realize they have no cash, and their cards are maxed out, and the store doesn't take checks?

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

i wanna say "extroverts" are innocuous things that make me irrationally angry but honestly some extroverts really are disgusting savages.

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was momentarily irrationally angry this morning at

127. Too much foam in my latte

Then, thanks to this thread, I caught myself being angry at something innocuous and decided not to sweat it.

ILX: Self improvement - one thread at a time.

meta the devil you know (onimo), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

when people say "zero" (as in: "this energy drink has zero sugar") instead of "no." zero is a number; you wouldn't say "this energy drink has two sugar").

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 09:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Small factual errors tend to attract my attention.

E.g. : not angry, more like "tss, typical clueless media people acting all informative but not having a clue what they're talking about" :

National Geographic, series called Megafactories, during the episode on the construction of the Winnebago (yeah, I watch all kinds of shit) :
"(name) is a heat duct specialist. To guide her work, she uses an advanced computer coding and stamping system called Citrix."

Nerd LOLz - documentary makers saw "Citrix" on her screen, so that must be how she controls that tube cutting laser robot thingy, right?
(FYI, Citrix is a desktop virtualisation tool - it only means that what she's doing is running on a server and not on her local computer)

StanM, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's VERY poor writing..!

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 October 2010 10:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

i.e. scriptwriting i.e. research. eek

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 October 2010 10:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Petty details, sometimes. (inca/peru documentary on Discovery or something, talking about the flu and other diseases the Spanish brought over in the 16th century) "The chachapoya were decimated by 90%"

Guaranteed to make me go "Wait a minute! Doesn't decimation mean that 10% died?"

StanM, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

BTW: It used to, and technically, that's where it comes from, historically, but it's now used for all kinds of "the death of a large part of a population" so that's not actually wrong, just me being anal.

StanM, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

"decimate" is the new "penultimate."

808s and Hatebeak (get bent), Friday, 1 October 2010 10:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

stifling lols at the citrix thing here.

kkvgz, Friday, 1 October 2010 10:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

ledge, Friday, 1 October 2010 11:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah the Citrix thing made me cack myself, Citrix is a POS.

cathedral-sized jellyfish in your mind (Trayce), Friday, 1 October 2010 11:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Pseudo Operating System?

meta the devil you know (onimo), Friday, 1 October 2010 12:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

128. People who say "God Bless", how do you know I don't worship the sun. fuck you.

officer i didn't know it was a penguin (San Te), Friday, 1 October 2010 12:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

How do you know God doesn't?

Mark G, Friday, 1 October 2010 12:26 (4 years ago) Permalink


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