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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:50 pm
by Euan Slatter
Peter Mabey wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Euan Slatter wrote:
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:52 pm
Frank Feilding, Fabian Gieffer, Richard O'Donnell, Max O'Leary.
... and Einstein :)
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Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm
by Mark James
People who tell you what collective nouns of animals are. No one cares. No one ever uses them in any other context other than telling you they exist and even then, who decided they exist in the first place? You might get it in a quiz or something, like "what's a group of owls called?" Well what the hell is wrong with the word group. Can't all groups of animals be called groups instead of trying to come up with stupid names that don't even help differentiate since you have to say the animal anyway.

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:59 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Mark James wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm
People who tell you what collective nouns of animals are. No one cares. No one ever uses them in any other context other than telling you they exist and even then, who decided they exist in the first place? You might get it in a quiz or something, like "what's a group of owls called?" Well what the hell is wrong with the word group. Can't all groups of animals be called groups instead of trying to come up with stupid names that don't even help differentiate since you have to say the animal anyway.
Parliament. You only had to ask.

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 pm
by Euan Slatter
Pretty much anyone on EastEnders

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:35 pm
by Marc Meakin
Euan Slatter wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Pretty much anyone on EastEnders
Especially the fictional ones

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:53 pm
by Jennifer Steadman
People who say "Thanking you" instead of "Thank you".

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:45 pm
by Charlie Reams
Mark James wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm
People who tell you what collective nouns of animals are. No one cares. No one ever uses them in any other context other than telling you they exist and even then, who decided they exist in the first place? You might get it in a quiz or something, like "what's a group of owls called?" Well what the hell is wrong with the word group. Can't all groups of animals be called groups instead of trying to come up with stupid names that don't even help differentiate since you have to say the animal anyway.
Agreed.

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:02 pm
by Mark James
People who wear wedges. That "filled in" heel look is the most disgusting footwear I've ever seen. I was under the impression that a higher heel was for aesthetics rather than comfort so why you would choose both uncomfortable and ugly shoes is beyond me.

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:21 pm
by Marc Meakin
Wedges were very hip in the seventies.
I stick to potato wedges now

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
by Mark James
People who celebrate "birthdays" of inanimate objects (especially things like movies and video games). I would also add people who wish celebrities happy birthday unless of course they actually know them but then I'm sure they'd let them know directly rather than through some Facebook meme. It's especially egregious when it comes to dead celebrities. I don't really care how old someone would have been if they were still alive.

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
It's especially egregious when it comes to dead celebrities. I don't really care how old someone would have been if they were still alive.
You must hate Google.

I'm still getting over the finger clicking thing.

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:40 pm
by Johnny Canuck
Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
People who celebrate "birthdays" of inanimate objects (especially things like movies and video games).
Does that mean, ever since the 30th Birthday Championship, Countdown itself is not to be trusted?

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:22 pm
by Mark James
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
It's especially egregious when it comes to dead celebrities. I don't really care how old someone would have been if they were still alive.
You must hate Google.
Good point. I don't mind them as much. If they have a little game to go along with it that's usually cool. It's more a facebook thing where it annoys me. Someone recently had made a little meme wishing Denzel Washington a happy birthday. He doesn't know Denzel Washington and it's not like Denzel is ever gonna see it. Then I was told Robin Williams would have been whatever age he would have been and I just didn't get. There's enough crap clogging up facebook timeline without this nonsense.

With films and games thing, I don't mind as much people pointing out that something is x amount of years old, it's more when they specify an actual day, call that a birthday and then wish the inanimate object happy birthday. E.G. someone pointed out that Goldeneye was 20 years old this year. Fair enough, that's kind of interesting I guess but then I saw someone write in to the letters page of a gaming magazine saying "Just want to wish The Witcher a happy birthday as it was ten last Thursday".

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:07 pm
by Ian Volante
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
It's especially egregious when it comes to dead celebrities. I don't really care how old someone would have been if they were still alive.
I'm still getting over the finger clicking thing.
What is this?

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:18 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Mark James wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:21 pm
It's especially egregious when it comes to dead celebrities. I don't really care how old someone would have been if they were still alive.
I'm still getting over the finger clicking thing.
What is this?
This.

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:39 pm
by Gavin Chipper
People who say "You look healthy" to someone who has come back from holiday sunburnt. It's not a sign of good health. How did that even become a thing?

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:03 pm
by Ian Volante
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:18 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:07 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:11 pm

I'm still getting over the finger clicking thing.
What is this?
This.
Ah I see, thought I'd missed yet another meme du jour.