What's something weird that annoys you?


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co-workers that are perpetually late for work.

... I guess that's actually not that weird.

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The circus peanut candy. A peanut is not like candy. Why someone wanted a candy peanut is beyond me. Why it it has to taste so terrible is also beyond me.

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captain yesterday wrote:
Orthos wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Orthos wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:

No sippy cups

No pacifiers
Wait, what's wrong with these two?
Pacifiers are the worst! They inhibit language growth and stunt socialization, they also inhibit teeth development and promote speech impediments.
Source?

As far as anecdotal evidence goes, my own kids, having never used a pacifier were both speaking full sentences before a year old.

I have 3 nephews and one niece, all raised with pacifiers in the mouth, not a one spoke more than one word sentences before they were 3.

I have a nephew who is two right now and the only two words I've ever heard him say are "Go away!" and "hello!".

Anecdotes are pretty much worth the paper they're printed on and little more imo. Both my nieces developed speech just fine around 1.5 years ish and fully talking by 2 despite having their fair share of pacifier time.

Not that it really matters to me overall, as I won't be having kids and said nieces are out of the pacifier age, but I'm just not fond of claims like this being strictly stated without reliable source info provided.

Which, admittedly, fits the subject of the thread just right.


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There's plenty of evidence online if you care to check it out.

I personally don't have the time to go looking for it right now, lot of empire stuff and whatnot (walking the dog, laundry, and dishes).


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The plural of anecdote is not data.

To keep with the theme of this thread, one thing that annoys me is when people say something like "There's plenty of information out there, just do your research." No, I am not going to spend time finding information to back up your claim, that's your job. Someone who makes a positive claim has the burden of proof. Accept that and back up your claim or be OK with people finding your claim unsupported and thus not accepting it.


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The expectation that grammar and spelling only matter in English.

I've got a mixed schedule and teach social studies as well as English, and I have lost count of how many times kids have been shocked that I took off points because their errors made their history assignment incomprehensible. They've had me before, and they know I look for that!

Can you tell it's back-to-school time already?


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For the record, I never said I cared if someone believed me.

I'm more than okay if you don't accept what I have to say.

If I led you to think differently than I apologise.

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It's more you made a claim then provided no evidence to back it up.

Yes, I could Google for it myself. But I shouldn't have to. The burden of proof rests on the person making the claim.

Edit: as Fumarole much more eloquently beat me to saying.


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Whatever.


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Forgive me if I misinterpreted, cap, but I believr the good captain was explaining how he parents and the why thereof after you asked his reasoning...why HE does it, not how you should. Therefore the only person required to accept his claims and any evidence thereof is him.

As far as I can understand, anyone else believing him is coincidental and a bonus.

Also I stand behind operant conditioning being reason enough.


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I actually continually forget circus peanuts exist, but yeah, they're nasty.


Seriously? Nobody else has a problem with the circus peanut candy?


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Ummm...I like them.


Weird and annoying...my son's village idiot roommate.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
MageHunter wrote:

No comment.

Except that for Strawberry Rhubarb, what wouldn't you do?

I LOVE strawberry rhubarb pie!

me too


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Orville Redenbacher wrote:
Scintillae wrote:
Pan wrote:
The circus peanut candy. A peanut is not like candy. Why someone wanted a candy peanut is beyond me. Why it it has to taste so terrible is also beyond me.
I actually continually forget circus peanuts exist, but yeah, they're nasty.
Seriously? Nobody else has a problem with the circus peanut candy?

Circus peanuts are what happens when candy corn is infected with Ophiocordyceps unilateralis. For Cosmos' sake, don't eat them.


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I've never had them...but I like candy corn. A lot!


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The word "yeet."


I don't even know what it means. I could go to urban dictionary to find out, but I don't care enough... lol


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I've heard some local high school students shout it while throwing things, so it must be the opposite of "yoink".


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I'm told (from one of my high schoolers) that it can mean almost anything, but I've mostly seen it in the context of throwing.


In my experience it's less what it means, and more the attitude that comes with it.

Like, I'm going to yeet this. I'm yeeting out of here. Throwing in a celebratory yeet.


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Language is great!

We find ways to express ourselves ever more precisely, and then we realize that we don't need so much precision so we forget all the words we made up, and then we need more precise words so we start it all over again.

Yeet!


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I personally don't really have a problem with "yeet" or any other modern slang kids are using these days. Every generation has its own slang and always will. I find myself still using slang from both the '70s and '80s. I guess its too groovy to let go of, dude.


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*Puzzled look*


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MageHunter wrote:

In my experience it's less what it means, and more the attitude that comes with it.

Like, I'm going to yeet this. I'm yeeting out of here. Throwing in a celebratory yeet.

Oh, so it's like the word "squanch."


I don't like people who think suck is a swear word.

They suck.

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I personally don't really have a problem with "yeet" or any other modern slang kids are using these days. Every generation has its own slang and always will. I find myself still using slang from both the '70s and '80s. I guess its too groovy to let go of, dude.

I normally don't either, but "yeet" just bothers me. Something about the word strikes my ears and brain as incredibly unpleasant. Like "moist" does for some folks.


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I personally don't really have a problem with "yeet" or any other modern slang kids are using these days. Every generation has its own slang and always will. I find myself still using slang from both the '70s and '80s. I guess its too groovy to let go of, dude.

It only bothers me because they expect me to know what it means. And respond with blank stares when I ask them to tell me what it means.

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captain yesterday wrote:
I always say "I'm sorry, we won't be able to attend because our child is sick and we'd prefer to not spread it around".

And it makes a great excuse for when you didn't really want to go anyway.

Although if you don't have kids, they might eventually figure it out...

As for weird things that annoy me, threads that talk about pie, and don't bring me any. Now I'm all hungry for pie!


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Scintillae wrote:
DungeonmasterCal wrote:
I personally don't really have a problem with "yeet" or any other modern slang kids are using these days. Every generation has its own slang and always will. I find myself still using slang from both the '70s and '80s. I guess its too groovy to let go of, dude.
It only bothers me because they expect me to know what it means. And respond with blank stares when I ask them to tell me what it means.

I expect people to know what “blatherskate” means, and dole out doleful stares when they ask me to define it.

I’m hardly on top of modern slang, but I can’t hold that against the people who use it - it’d be a bit of a pot and kettle scenario, ‘twould be.


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"Blatherskite" to me means "I watch DuckTales."

This is not a bad thing.


Yes the circus peanuts are terrible, as is candy corn, and licorice.


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^Everything Vidmaster7 said!


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Eric the Kitten-Bee wrote:
Oh, so it's like the word "squanch."

Hey, hey!

No need to get political.


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Okay, that depends on the kind of licorice. Strawberry Twizzlers are passable.

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I love me some cherry Nibs.


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On the other hand, I love Smarties and this has led to several people questioning my taste in candy, so YMMV...


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Scintillae wrote:
Okay, that depends on the kind of licorice. Strawberry Twizzlers are passable.

Twizzlers are not licorice.

Or at least, not anymore, amazing though they are.


I love Smarties and licorice!


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On the other hand, I love Smarties and this has led to several people questioning my taste in candy, so YMMV...

American Smarties or British/European Smarties?


American. I've never had British Smarties.


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American. I've never had British Smarties.

I think they pronounce them "LEFF-ten-ants." And the candies somehow involve boiled organ meat.

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Aren't Smarties just vaguely-fruit-flavored chalk?


In America, yes. In the UK, they are the precursor to M&Ms. Some American company co-opted the name for the chalky candy in 1949.


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Long ago one of my gaming group brought a 2-pound bag of (American) Smarties to game night. By the time the adventure was over, there was a palpable sugar buzz throughout the room. Then there was the Swedish Fish Incident.


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I am weird. In addition to candy corn, I also love Smarties.

AND black licorice.

My ex-wife got me some licorice from Iceland and it was AMAZING! SO FREAKING STRONG FLAVOR!


Smarties are nostalgic. They're super cheap to buy in bulk, so they're a common prize for classroom review games with the added bonus of the inherent joke of "Smarties for the smarties."


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“What about me?”
“Quibs, we’ve given this a lot of thought.”
“Yes? Yes?”
“They don’t make candy dumb enough.”
“Oh.”
“But here’s a big ole tub of library paste.”
“YAY!”

Best day ever.

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I always hated that because they handed out DumDums - a clearly superior candy in every way - to the losers.

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