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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for January 05, 2017

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    GiantShetlandPony  about 5 years ago

    :-) This will turn political Irregardless of it’s intent… ;) :P :D

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 5 years ago

    Some of mine are Godzilla size and are alive.

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    Randy B Premium Member about 5 years ago

    You’re going to need a million-sided plinth, with 4-point fonts for the engraving.

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    Packratjohn Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Gerunds, subjunctives, and infinitives.

    Thus endeth the lesson.

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    Kaputnik  about 5 years ago

    After puzzling over the directive that the printed side of the top sheet (which I assumed to be a sheet of paper) should face down, some googling informs me that it probably means bed sheets, and that there are actually people who care.

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    Varnes  about 5 years ago

    Pull over for emergency vehicles idiot, what the hell is wrong with you?

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    Varnes  about 5 years ago

    Kaputnik, so then I only have to wash one side of my sheets at a time? Cool….Hmmmm….Ever wondered what the “side” of a sheet is? Sure there is one side or the other….But what do you call the edge of the edge of a sheet? It’s the side of the sheet, right? Do sheets have a front and a back? Or just a top and a bottom with very thin sides?

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    WoodEye  about 5 years ago

    And it’s preventive dammit! NOT preventative!

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    WaitingMan  about 5 years ago

    My pet peeve is people who dont understand the proper use of apostrophe’s.

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    ellisaana Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Among my top pet peeves – People who don’t turn on their lights when driving in the rain. People who don’t signal when changing lanes. And, people who don’t accelerate up to speed when pulling onto a highway.

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Gonna need a bigger park.

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    thirdguy  about 5 years ago

    My pet peeve, is people who are constantly nit picking.

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    dot-the-I  about 5 years ago

    In Comments, mix up “loose” and “lose” and I lose it.

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    dadoctah  about 5 years ago

    Turn your phone sideways when you photograph anything other than a selfie.

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    Phred Premium Member about 5 years ago

    And so it all continues…

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    Sandfan  about 5 years ago

    My top two: People who wait until the cashier has rung up their order, then start digging through their purse or pockets to find their means of payment; idiots who stay in the left lane on the interstate and force other drivers to pass them on the right.

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    Linguist  about 5 years ago

    I am curmudgeonly enough, that my pet peeves can go for a walk by themselves.

    Linguistically, the one that comes close to the top of my extensive peeve pile, is orientated !

    It’s oriented, dammit, not orientated !

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    GLB1  about 5 years ago

    Is it possible to watch ESPN without some saying “physicality”?

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    neeeurothrush  about 5 years ago

    so….. which way do you put the toilet tissue roll on the dispenser?

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member about 5 years ago

    I have the first written on my printer.

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    Rose Madder Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Putting ‘more’ in front of a word does not take the place of the ’er ’ that is supposed to be on the of said word. It just sounds wrong, too.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 5 years ago

    It seems to me that the entire world uses “tenants” when they mean “tenets.”

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    William Taylor  about 5 years ago

    The words “few” and “less” are NOT interchangeable! If something can be quantified, few is correct, if not, less. “I have a FEW books”, “There is LESS snow on the ground than yesterday”.Ditto, “fewer” and “lesser”.

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    whiteheron  about 5 years ago

    I have asked before, but got no answer. What does one feed their pet peeves?

    Are there feral peeves?

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    car2ner  about 5 years ago

    Kaputnik, I thought it was printer paper. I had forgotten how some people see a top and bottom side of bed sheets. Personally, I prefer the kind that are the same on both sides.

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    wndflower1  about 5 years ago

    " the body was found inside of the building." wrong“where are you at?” wrong“atm machine” wrong“7 a.m. tomorrow morning.” wrongenough

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    SkyFisher  about 5 years ago

    One of my pet peeves is people who say, “One definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting different results.”

    I like to ask them, “How many times are you going to tell someone that and expect them to change their behavior?”

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    e.groves  about 5 years ago

    Dim your lights, Dummy!

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    Gary Appenzeller  about 5 years ago

    What’s on the other two sides?

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    Gtbank  about 5 years ago

    past tense of give is gave not gifted a book is a book and a noun not a read which is a verb have we have book stores, not read stores.

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    JudyAz  about 5 years ago

    I always wondered about the loose/lose thing. No one uses “noose” when they mean “nose”

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    Al Nala  about 5 years ago

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhh, that makes me SO MADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!

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    NRHAWK Premium Member about 5 years ago

    So as not to destroy the park new flat screens will be installed to each side of the plinth randomly displaying the multitude of pet peeves.

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    tripwire45  about 5 years ago

    I’ve known people like that.

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    nosirrom  about 5 years ago

    These are human peeves. Your pets could care less (sic).

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    sbwertz  about 5 years ago

    For a good book, try “Eats Shoots and Leaves.” A lighthearted look at grammar and punctuation.

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    sbwertz  about 5 years ago

    My favorite is “A whole nother.”

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    Dani Rice  about 5 years ago

    Pet Peeves – I could write a book, but most of you kind folks have the same ones I have.

    When there is road construction, and a sign telling drivers to move left or right, some smarty-pants will sail up the closed lane at a gazillion miles an hour and then expect to be let into the line. Nope, and double nope.

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    michael3114  about 5 years ago

    Don’t pull out if the car coming down the street will have to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting you. The center turning lane is NOT a pull out and merge lane.

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    KEA  about 5 years ago

    you suppose TP directive is on the other side?

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    BiathlonNut  about 5 years ago

    How about “effect” (noun) and “affect” (verb)?

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    IQTech61  about 5 years ago

    For me, this is a great example of why some citizens mistake opinions for facts.

    Someone corrects your grammar? Dismiss their point as a “pet peeve”, call them a “grammar Nazi” and keep making the same grammatical errors!

    I hear from friends who teach math it is even more fun when students think math is just opinions, not fact.

    (“Yes, Mr. Perry – I know in geometry we prove two shapes are the same with side-angle-side or angle-side-angle but I insist that we can do the same with angle-side-side even though you say that won’t work!”)

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    dabugger  about 5 years ago

    Is that my seventh grade teacher?

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    halvincobbes Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Leaving shopping carts in parking spaces!

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    Fontessa  about 5 years ago

    How about the people who don’t understand the difference between ALTITUDE and ELEVATION. Next time you fly, ask the pilot to explain it. If the pilot can’t—-get off the airplane!

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    Vorticia  about 5 years ago

    Yes, i definitely like “Regardless” pet peeve. I try to not let it bother me when I hear i “irregardless” used by upper management in meetings.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member about 5 years ago

    World’s worst invention: self-cancelling water faucets!

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    floralian  about 5 years ago

    On a certain home improvement channel, EVERYONE wants a house with TALL ceilings. It can’t be found. Ceilings are either high or low. AAAARGH

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    knottytippet  about 5 years ago

    Please use “fewer” instead of “less” for things than can be counted.

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    cmarckwardt Premium Member about 5 years ago

    “Hang up and drive!” Now, for the fourth side of the monument, any suggestions?

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    wrkg_onit  about 5 years ago

    The opposite of win is not “loose”

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    nmchris1 Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Unique cannot be modified — never use anything like “most unique”.

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    Dtroutma  about 5 years ago

    Slow drivers in the “fast” lane, who are the same ones going 10-15 under the speed limit on a two lane, until there’s a passing lane, then they do 90mph so nobody can get around, then it’s back to blocking traffic!

    Which, just who will be programming “self driving cars”? Right, idiots.

    Then there are the voters who vote against their own best interests, and now we await January 20th.

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    Ladylagomorph1976  about 5 years ago

    It IS irregardless!

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    Pykiff  about 5 years ago

    Worms, your can is open. Loving this!

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    krcaddis  about 5 years ago

    And what’s with those tags on towels and washcloths?

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    sml7291 Premium Member about 5 years ago

    So many pet peeves to agree with… let’s add one more:

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    if you’re gonna wear a helmet then you really need to wear long pants, boots and gloves too!

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    Brass Orchid Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Gonna need a bigger comments section.

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    Dani Rice  about 5 years ago

    OK, how about people who wait until the light turns green and then let you know you are stuck behind a person who is turning left. And then there are the folks who apparently drive with one finger sticking out, so when they turn the steering wheel they activate the signal – after coming to a dead stop in the middle of nowhere.

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    kucpa  about 5 years ago

    Mine would have ATM machine and PIN number…

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Yay! Seventeen hours and the comments still haven’t turned political!

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    Ham_Gravy  about 5 years ago

    Bob Barker says “Have your pet peeve spayed or neutered.”

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    ctomcoll  about 5 years ago

    Mine is collar buttons. I wear a size 2XL and have to mess w/ buttons designed for fingers of girls young enough for Barbie dolls.

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    Mr.doom  about 5 years ago

    Express line is for 10 items or less you idiot!

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    GiantShetlandPony  about 5 years ago

    :P

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