Behaviours that annoy you

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  1. Foolardi

    Foolardi Well-Known Member

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    Same exact complaint could be lodged by the Germans and the French
    and the Italians as to mispronouncing their native tongue.
    Not too much out of those from South Norway,from what I hear.
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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  3. Ritter

    Ritter Well-Known Member

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    What on Earth are you talking about? This is not about mispronouncing words, but rather is it about mixing languages for no real reason whatsoever.
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    Spanish. Phonetically, K is the nearest sound in which 'gutteral' can be described. This in turn begs the question of how someone who is born in the middle eastern region of the world can have an Iberian name?
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    The Brit Met Office have started saying 'wet snow' for sleet, 'standing water' for pooling of rain, and I read this one this morning, 'frost on the grass' for what used to be 'a ground frost'. WTF does grass have to do with it!! I think they're doing it to wind me up. :evileye: It's almost as irritating as NASA saying 'solid wodder' for ice.**

    ** I now confidently predict that some anorak from Science forum will explain the difference to me. :rolleyes:
     
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    Nah - that guttural sound isn't made by making the K sound, at least, that's not how I was taught. It's more like saying an H while gargling.
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    There's more than one way to skin a cat? Describing isn't easy though, other than by a vocalised example.
     
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    Curious Always Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Got it. I was asking where the K sound was used for J. This doesn't qualify, IMO.
     
  9. Liberty Monkey

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    People that drive at 30mph in a 60mph zone, this is something that annoys me almost every day!

    People that don't leave enough space when passing cyclists.
     
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    We have problems with truckers speeding who ride in the right lane. But we do try to help truckers when traveling and get over so they don't have to lose speed, but some are rude.
    In Jacksonville Fl. a biker is killed almost every week according to news. Another one today.

    https://www.news4jax.com/traffic/motorcyclist-injured-in-hit-and-run-crash-jfrd-says
     
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  11. cerberus

    cerberus Well-Known Member Donor

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    A gutteral-sounding word is difficult to describe to an English speaker because we have no words which call for it. I speak Spanish and there are quite a few words which have unusual pronunciation because of the phonetic differences in our alphabets.
     
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    Nobody knows who Betsy Devos is



    Education is diificult.. take neurons
     
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    I choose "not leaving enough space" vs having a head on collision with oncoming traffic.
    Heavy traffic and bikes just dont mix.
     

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