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  # 2046771 1-Jul-2018 13:56
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Rikkitic:

 

I am not targeting people with genuine disabilities. One of the children I am close to also suffered from Dyslexia when younger. But I also know people who simply can't be bothered and that kind of intellectual laziness is inexcusable because it drags standards down. If you know you have difficulty with spelling, at least use a spell checker. That won't catch homonym errors but it will already go a long way towards avoiding really dumb mistakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I still believe the grammar and spelling police are worse. How do you tell if it is "intellectual laziness"?  So far in our society people with disabilities or do not have English as a first language do not have to wear badges announcing and detailing their disabilities or abilities.





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  # 2046830 1-Jul-2018 14:48
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You are making an extreme case out of this. From my own personal experience with people I know well, one is dyslexic, several dozen were simply poorly taught at school and don't see the point of bothering. There is nothing wrong with their ability to use words, they just don't care enough to take trouble over their spelling. That is not a disability. It is an attitude.

 

I won't comment on this further. It is clearly a sore point with you, and undoubtedly with some others. I have no wish to make this more than it is, but I will say what I believe to be true, which is what I have done.  

 

 





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  # 2047485 2-Jul-2018 13:29
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All Facebook videos being so goddamn LOUDyell

 

 


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People who load the dishwasher with the assumption that the two or three plates and cups they are putting in there are the only dishes in the world, so spread them around the dishwasher.  I then come in with the rest of the dishes, and tetris player that I am, try to get the best arrangement of articles for washing as possible, necessitating removing all the previous, poorly-placed dishes.  Grrrr...

 

Also - people who place wooden spoons and utensils in a dishwasher.  Why????


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  # 2047590 2-Jul-2018 15:30
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Also - people who place wooden spoons and utensils in a dishwasher.  Why????

 

 

Depending on the wood it's no problem.  My fav wooden spoon is years old and it always goes in the DW.  Some sort of hardwood, I'm not sure what hardwood though.  If it was pine I'm sure it would split.





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Roadworks signs with 50/30 Kph signs and no obvious indication of actual roadworks. Two lots between New Plymouth and Wellington last weekend. It's no wonder people don't slow down for real roadworks - too many false positives.

 

(Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but I'm too lazy to search through 397 pages)


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da5id:

 

All Facebook videos being so goddamn LOUDyell

 

 

The volume on Netflix videos being inconsistent - some shows I have to turn the TV volume up to 40 to hear clearly, others 25 is fine.

 

And then when I finish watching the first one, and start the second, I get deafened...


 
 
 
 


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ok this small but it really annoys me . Americans who call Kiwifruit Kiwis. ie. I am going to eat this kiwi for lunch. 





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Apps that repeatedly ask for permission to use location.  Once per update should be enough.

 

I'm looking at you AirNZ.  I know where I am.  You don't need to.





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  # 2048356 3-Jul-2018 15:26
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Traffic lights with red and yellow arrows, but no green arrows.


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  # 2048359 3-Jul-2018 15:33
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Lizard1977:

 

People who load the dishwasher with the assumption that the two or three plates and cups they are putting in there are the only dishes in the world, so spread them around the dishwasher.  I then come in with the rest of the dishes, and tetris player that I am, try to get the best arrangement of articles for washing as possible, necessitating removing all the previous, poorly-placed dishes.  Grrrr...

 

Also - people who place wooden spoons and utensils in a dishwasher.  Why????

 

 

People at work who put sharp knives facing upwards in the dish washer - so annoying. They probably have a belief that this washes the top of the knife very well. If their theory was factual then every plate would be dirty on one side!


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  # 2048369 3-Jul-2018 15:48
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In the supermarket checkout queue....the checkout lady tells the customer in front of me that that she has a nasty little cold. 

 

And she is about to checkout all our food items???Grrrr...

 

So she starts checking out my groceries, but she has trouble scanning our spring onions (in the protective bag!!).  So she takes them out of the bag with her bare germ laden hands to get better access to the label.....Grrr....

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ok this small but it really annoys me . Americans who call Kiwifruit Kiwis. ie. I am going to eat this kiwi for lunch. 

 

 

Reminds me of the asian tourist who thought Maccas kiwiburgers were really kiwi meat. 

 

This was in hamilton, back in the 90's. 

 

 


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  # 2048400 3-Jul-2018 16:18
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surfisup1000:

 

vexxxboy:

 

ok this small but it really annoys me . Americans who call Kiwifruit Kiwis. ie. I am going to eat this kiwi for lunch. 

 

 

Reminds me of the asian tourist who thought Maccas kiwiburgers were really kiwi meat. 

 

This was in hamilton, back in the 90's. 

 

 

 

 

Kiwi as in Apteryx or Kiwi as in Homo Sapien ?





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  # 2048445 3-Jul-2018 17:11
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The patty in the McTau is made from Kereru.  Costs $24.5k though.





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