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Pet Peeves

The Language Trend I've Finally Embraced

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

I am a lover of words. It says so in my bio and it has been going on for a very long time. I even made up the word ollymollymento somewhere in my sixth year of life. I'm not certain of its meaning, but I always liked the way it rolled off my tongue and sounded to my ear.

How To Translate A Pet Peeve Into A Winning Business

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 08.17.2013 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

For those of you interested in breaking out of cubicle life and starting your own thing, I highly recommend tapping into your biggest pet peeves. But before you do, consider the following words of advice.

The Most Annoying Thing You Can Do In Bed

Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings

If you're looking for the perfect wedding gift for your friends, you might want to consider buying them a mattress. In a recent survey conducted by...

Dad vs. The Dog Lobby: See Who Won and Why

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My first mistake was taking them to the local pet store "just to learn about different pets." Unless you plan on getting a pet, don't do this.

Enough Already! 3 Overused Phrases That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

In 2012, everyone seemed to have 'a bucket list' or issue 'a spoiler alert' or argue that something or other 'isn't rocket science.' Unfortunately there are more overused terms to replace them in 2013. And, as always, they tend to drive me up the wall.

4 Common Mispronunciations That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There's no shortage of words in the English language that are consistently mispronounced. Here are just three of them.

3 Common Language Errors That Drive Me Crazy

Shelley Emling | Posted 07.01.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

There are common language mistakes that provoke the same response in me as fingernails on a blackboard. Here are just three of them. Feel free to add your own pet peeves in comments.

An Open Letter to the People Posting Spam in My Comments Section

Graham Milne | Posted 06.30.2013 | Comedy
Graham Milne

Next time I sweep my spam filter clean of your sometimes awkward observations, please know that I do so with a heavy heart and an understanding mind.

Blowing Bubbles? Meet Gum, My Pet Peeve

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Julie Gerstenblatt

My mother, a mostly easy-going person, made it very clear when I was a child that there were three things she would not stand for in our house. Loud gum chewing; hair twirling, twisting or curling; and declaring that something is "so fun." Living with mom was so much fun.

Our Least Favorite Bad Habit: Open-Mouth Chewing

Posted 09.30.2013 | Taste

We're not sticklers for etiquette, but we are committed to the enjoyment of our eating experience.

Who Triggers Your Emotional Allergies? 5 Ways To Cope With Pet Peeves

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gina Barreca

So what can we do about our "emotional allergies"? Can we do more than avoid them or weed them out of relationship landscape altogether? I mean, even if you're allergic to roses you might not want to eradicate them from the world's gardens, would you? Grab a tissue and let's see what we can do.

7 Ways I Will Show Restraint In 2013

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The ability to show restraint is a virtue and I'm trying hard to practice it more often. It's my new anti-stress mantra: Don't get mad and don't get even. Just let it go.

7 Things I Don't Want To Be Asked About In 2013

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty

I've enjoyed holiday parties, baby showers and even a One Direction concert with my pre-teenaged daughter. But as we enter 2013, there are a few requests -- or questions -- I hope not to hear.

PHOTOS: 7 Winter Style Pet Peeves & How To Fix Them

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.06.2012 | Style

Including: wash those tights, gurl.

7 Ways Women Annoy Men -- and How to Avoid It!

The Stir | Posted 12.01.2012 | Women
The Stir

When you're dating someone, you're bound to piss him off. In turn, he's bound to piss YOU off! Unless you're dating yourself (which would indicate severe problems), it happens and it's okay.

Why I Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

We don't often take notice of the things that make our lives easier, but they are silently there, providing a balance for all those little annoyances.

Literary Pet Peeves Are Counterproductive

Greg Zimmerman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Greg Zimmerman

My literary pet peeve is readers who have pet peeves. That's a statement that surely won't make me popular, but stay with me for a second. Hopefully I can get you to see things a little differently.

'I Can't Stand When My Parents...'

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2012 | Teen

Most of the time, you're probably grateful for Mom and Dad. Whether they're offering advice on sticky situations or making your favorite meal for dinn...

What Restaurants Think About Bending The Rules

Meathead | Posted 06.02.2012 | Food

My friend was willing to spend $36 on four tacos that would have cost $8 if they were eaten in the restaurant. On the surface, it appears to be a tidy profit for the restaurant to decline.

What Restaurateurs Think About Menu Substitutions

Meathead | Posted 05.13.2012 | Food

Here's a controversial editorial from Restaurant Hospitality magazine I thought I would share with you along with a few of the responses from the many received.

Are Words Appreciated Anymore?

Richard Laermer | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Richard Laermer

These days people communicate in funny ways. I often wonder if anyone is paying attention to the words they write down (forget what they say -- we eit...

I Have To Ask: What Drives You Crazy At Work?

Posted 01.11.2012 | Women

Is it people wanting too much too quickly? Lack of teamwork? Microphone in hand, I set out to ask perfect strangers one question that I just had to as...

Hate Your Coworkers? The World's Most Annoying Office Pet Peeves

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

The perils of working a nine-to-five can test even the sanest of office workers. Americans find people who steal their food the most irritating, w...

Minor Hates

Valerie Frankel | Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy
Valerie Frankel

Minor hates have a major impact on mental health. The smallest annoyance can make your blood pressure rise. Here's a list of eight petty grievances of modern life. Rate your hate.

A Compilation Of The Most Irritating Words/Phrases Ever | RACHEL NOLAN | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

The Times magazine staff enjoyed readers' response to our post about Kurt Andersen's "Words We Don't Say" so much that we posted an unabridged list of...