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8 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

Our Amazon Fire TV stick: every other device on our wi-fi is working fine, yet it insists that the Internet is unavailable and our router is at fault.

Oooh. I recently bought one specifically to use of work trips. It refused to log on to the hotel wifi and my phone's hotspot. Total waste of time and money so far.   

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Following that when Siri or Alexa interrupt you eavesdropping thinking you have called them for help. Fuck off and be quiet!

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On 24/05/2021 at 22:00, Weston Super Saint said:

People who don't use an antiperspirant - especially when they go to the gym. 30 seconds to apply to save the rest of us from smelling you isn't asking much.

That really bugs me.  Pre pandemic when offices were a thing, I worked with an absolute stinker. Used to come in, stinking of BO from the start. Selfish smelly prick.

 

My biggest annoyance at the moment is the insistence of the BBC and ITV to use people who can't enunciate properly. It's like these people take pride in trying to be as regional as possible or that fake south London accent.  This even extends to Southampton where I've noticed more people trying to force a "Southampton accent" than ever before, mush. 

 

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13 minutes ago, Patrick Bateman said:

That really bugs me.  Pre pandemic when offices were a thing, I worked with an absolute stinker. Used to come in, stinking of BO from the start. Selfish smelly prick.

 

My biggest annoyance at the moment is the insistence of the BBC and ITV to use people who can't enunciate properly. It's like these people take pride in trying to be as regional as possible or that fake south London accent.  This even extends to Southampton where I've noticed more people trying to force a "Southampton accent" than ever before, mush. 

 

I’ll add bad breath to that. Do some people not know to clean their teeth after breakfast?

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4 minutes ago, Lighthouse said:

I’ll add bad breath to that. Do some people not know to clean their teeth after breakfast?

No no no. Brush before breakfast, otherwise you'll f**k up your enamel. Nothing to stop you doing a quick mouthwash rinse though. But on the whole, I agree. 

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Why the fuck do they do this ?

Just watched (sic) the first episode of The Watch on BBC iPlayer; it is 'based' on Terry Pratchett's discworld, apparently, specifically the Sam Vimes story arcs. However, the writer/producer has decided to rewrite/reinvent much of the story lines to put it in a dystopian steampunk setting, and to cast a 5'1" actress as Angua von Uberwald, the werwolf, whilst casting a 6" drag artist as Cheery Longbottom, a female dwarf. Not only that, 'Lord' Vetinari is now 'Lady' Vetinari, and Lady Sybil Ramkin bears no resemblance, other than being female, to her charaterisation in the books.

 

For very good reason, TP's family have distanced themselves from this shambles.

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That mayonnaise advert where they claim to have made "something out of nothing". If you have 'nothing' to eat other than a jar of mayo, you cannot make a sandwich, or any of the otrher meals depicted.

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Record labels which don't say which side is A or B so you have to hold it up to the light at the right angle to read the runout matrix and even then it's not always obvious.

Yes, I'm aware this is a bit niche.

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1 hour ago, whelk said:

People who play music at the beach. Selfish pricks

Currently at the beach (Cleethorpes, check me out) and delighted to report no music. Flipping hot though.

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The North of England, or specifically Northerners.  From their whinging, whining and generally irritating accents to the constant chip on their shoulder, I can't stand them.  Always banging on about how good the North is when everyone knows it's a slum and the slagheap of England.  I'll also chuck in their belief in the exceptionalism of their various regions such as Liverpool and Yorkshire.  That famous scouse wit?  Stan Boardman, Jimmy Tarbuck, Freddie Starr and John Bishop?  Do me a favour.  As for Yorkshire - another jumped up little wasteland populated by muppets who seem to think that everything they do is unique to them.  "In Yorkshire when we say, that'll do we mean that'll more than do".  Everyone does that you twat and. no, I don't want your filthy northern broadband.

I used to think Andy Burnham was alright.  Since his election to Manchester Mayor he's started to get right on my tits.  Oh, and whilst I'm on the subject - anyone interviewed on TV who says people in that there London don't understand us.  It's because you've only got three teeth and even fewer brain cells.

Fuck 'em.

 

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1 hour ago, revolution saint said:

The North of England, or specifically Northerners.  From their whinging, whining and generally irritating accents to the constant chip on their shoulder, I can't stand them.  Always banging on about how good the North is when everyone knows it's a slum and the slagheap of England.  I'll also chuck in their belief in the exceptionalism of their various regions such as Liverpool and Yorkshire.  That famous scouse wit?  Stan Boardman, Jimmy Tarbuck, Freddie Starr and John Bishop?  Do me a favour.  As for Yorkshire - another jumped up little wasteland populated by muppets who seem to think that everything they do is unique to them.  "In Yorkshire when we say, that'll do we mean that'll more than do".  Everyone does that you twat and. no, I don't want your filthy northern broadband.

I used to think Andy Burnham was alright.  Since his election to Manchester Mayor he's started to get right on my tits.  Oh, and whilst I'm on the subject - anyone interviewed on TV who says people in that there London don't understand us.  It's because you've only got three teeth and even fewer brain cells.

Fuck 'em.

 

Imagine this rant with the word 'Northerners' replaced by 'Indians'.

Amazing how someone stating how much they 'hate' the characteristics of one group of people (I'm aware Northerners are not technically a 'race'), is acceptable, but the exact same rant about the characteristics of a different group of people would be wholly unacceptable.

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1 hour ago, revolution saint said:

The North of England, or specifically Northerners.  From their whinging, whining and generally irritating accents to the constant chip on their shoulder, I can't stand them.  Always banging on about how good the North is when everyone knows it's a slum and the slagheap of England.  I'll also chuck in their belief in the exceptionalism of their various regions such as Liverpool and Yorkshire.  That famous scouse wit?  Stan Boardman, Jimmy Tarbuck, Freddie Starr and John Bishop?  Do me a favour.  As for Yorkshire - another jumped up little wasteland populated by muppets who seem to think that everything they do is unique to them.  "In Yorkshire when we say, that'll do we mean that'll more than do".  Everyone does that you twat and. no, I don't want your filthy northern broadband.

I used to think Andy Burnham was alright.  Since his election to Manchester Mayor he's started to get right on my tits.  Oh, and whilst I'm on the subject - anyone interviewed on TV who says people in that there London don't understand us.  It's because you've only got three teeth and even fewer brain cells.

Fuck 'em.

 

Oi !!!!!

There's nowt wrong with Northerners, at least those from the West of the Pennines, and I'd even take Yorkies before the fake-tanned Essex bilge, or anybody else emulating the estuarine twang. We also have the best scenery and beer, and 2/3rds of the English Premier League titles have been won by teams playing north of the Mersey-Humber axis.

I think my younger son has it right - he says anything south of the Mersey is in France, and everybody who lives there speaks in Cockney rhyming slang..

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The ridiculous and seemingly compulsory mispronunciation of the word ‘clique’ as ‘click’. Can’t recall the last time I heard someone say it correctly. Heard numerous times during the Euros that our current squad does not contain clicks or suffer from the clickiness of previous squads and that previous squads may have been more talented but were too clicky.

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Google assistant keeps calling me Susan just because I told it that was my name when I set it up. Jesus, Google, get a sense of humour, don't simply assume I lead an alternative lifestyle........please though, don't stop with the makeup tips.

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On 24/07/2021 at 20:41, badgerx16 said:

Oi !!!!!

There's nowt wrong with Northerners, at least those from the West of the Pennines, and I'd even take Yorkies before the fake-tanned Essex bilge, or anybody else emulating the estuarine twang. We also have the best scenery and beer, and 2/3rds of the English Premier League titles have been won by teams playing north of the Mersey-Humber axis.

I think my younger son has it right - he says anything south of the Mersey is in France, and everybody who lives there speaks in Cockney rhyming slang..

His geography is off...

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37 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

Who would have thought she would go on to have a second career in politics ?

Easiest job in the country she's got.  Observe what the Government is doing, criticise it, then bring in the same policy with a few tweaks and call it Scottish.  

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People posting links to articles and then proclaiming that article to be true, factual and accurate in every way, while denouncing any other article which calls it out as BS. Basically saying, this is true, if you do not agree you are stupid.

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15 minutes ago, CollinsDic said:

People posting links to articles and then proclaiming that article to be true, factual and accurate in every way, while denouncing any other article which calls it out as BS. Basically saying, this is true, if you do not agree you are stupid.

 

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11 minutes ago, egg said:

 

Before you edited your post, because you realised there are loads of examples....here is just one. Scroll down to where it is made clear the Daily Mail are full of BS. Of course, you will argue, shout and stamp your feet having been shown up. But this is factually claiming any article in the DM is BS.

 

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22 minutes ago, CollinsDic said:

People posting links to articles and then proclaiming that article to be true, factual and accurate in every way, while denouncing any other article which calls it out as BS. Basically saying, this is true, if you do not agree you are stupid.

So, just about everything you have posted ?

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4 minutes ago, CollinsDic said:

Before you edited your post, because you realised there are loads of examples....here is just one. Scroll down to where it is made clear the Daily Mail are full of BS. Of course, you will argue, shout and stamp your feet having been shown up. But this is factually claiming any article in the DM is BS.

 

I didn't want to see a decent lighthearted thread to be derailed, so I won't respond.

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Delivery drivers who give you a delivery slot between 08:00 and 12:00 ' tomorrow', send you an email confirming this, then at 09:00 'tomorrow' send a message saying that they are not coming until after 14:00.

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7 minutes ago, egg said:

I didn't want to see a decent lighthearted thread to be derailed, so I won't respond.

Translated into, yes I see you are quite correct and that there are examples of just this, despite my original comment that i hastily deleted to stop myself looking silly.

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2 hours ago, CollinsDic said:

Translated into, yes I see you are quite correct and that there are examples of just this, despite my original comment that i hastily deleted to stop myself looking silly.

Why start now ?

 

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Sweet Caroline. I don’t know why every sporting event is trying to jump on the bandwagon of a crap, cheesy, dated Neil Diamond song. Even at the F1, the guy on the PA system was trying to get the crowd going with it on several occasions, to a somewhat tepid reception.

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10 hours ago, Lighthouse said:

Sweet Caroline. I don’t know why every sporting event is trying to jump on the bandwagon of a crap, cheesy, dated Neil Diamond song. Even at the F1, the guy on the PA system was trying to get the crowd going with it on several occasions, to a somewhat tepid reception.

Thought you’d be campaigning to have it replace God Save the Queen

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... those quaint names given to hurricanes, Doris, Fred, Dave etc. Who gives a fuck if your town has been decimated by a tornado, at least come up with something appropriate - "certain death", "nightmare", "holocaust", "gomorah" etc.

.... Hercules Poirot played by David Suchet, what a pompous preening over nourished class A cunt. Boils my piss it does.

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2 hours ago, kyle04 said:

... those quaint names given to hurricanes, Doris, Fred, Dave etc. Who gives a fuck if your town has been decimated by a tornado, at least come up with something appropriate - "certain death", "nightmare", "holocaust", "gomorah" etc.

.... Hercules Poirot played by David Suchet, what a pompous preening over nourished class A cunt. Boils my piss it does.

You think his Poirot was strange. We saw him play Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Ernest at the Mayflower.

He was quite good.

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( Going all MLG here );

 

That advert for ALEXA where the bloke is shown going back in time to find out what year Pompeii was destroyed by Vesuvius and a chap trying to avoid the devastation shouts out "This is 79AD". The Romans would not have called it 79AD, it would have been something like "The fourth year of the Consul Decimus Princeps". The use of AD did not start until the 4th century (AD).

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7 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

( Going all MLG here );

 

That advert for ALEXA where the bloke is shown going back in time to find out what year Pompeii was destroyed by Vesuvius and a chap trying to avoid the devastation shouts out "This is 79AD". The Romans would not have called it 79AD, it would have been something like "The fourth year of the Consul Decimus Princeps". The use of AD did not start until the 4th century (AD).

But that's just being accessible to a modern audience like when they set films in the past and everyone says fuck and shit like that's something they would use all the time. 

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41 minutes ago, badgerx16 said:

( Going all MLG here );

 

That advert for ALEXA where the bloke is shown going back in time to find out what year Pompeii was destroyed by Vesuvius and a chap trying to avoid the devastation shouts out "This is 79AD". The Romans would not have called it 79AD, it would have been something like "The fourth year of the Consul Decimus Princeps". The use of AD did not start until the 4th century (AD).

And he wouldn't have been speaking english.

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