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Windows 7: What annoys you?

24 Jan 2012   #1011
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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In both of those cases I think that the word just /sounds/ like it should mean something completely different from what it does, so a lot of people just assume a meaning and use it that way.

Yeah, "sounding right" counts for a lot these days--recently I have been seeing a lot of "would of" for "would've" or "would have". Mouthbreathers, I assume. Probably US college graduates.

My daughter has a great story about working US college grad librarians being unaware that New Mexico is a state.

The conversation goes like this, from one librarian to another, over the phone:

"OK, ship those books to me at yada yada University, yada yada city, New Mexico, zip code 75555".

Responding librarian: "Ooh, cool. I didn't know you had zip codes in New Mexico, just like we do in the United States".

!!!!!

That is a true story and was NOT limited to one dimbulb responding librarian--it occurred repeatedly.

How do you live your life in the USA and not know a certain set of facts? That's a rhetorical question--I know the answer.

And you thought the end was not near?
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24 Jan 2012   #1012
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i used to know a sign painter many years ago, he was a real heavyweight drinker and was renown for mis-spelling the signs he was painting, he once painted a shop sign "mordern antiques"
one day he was run over by a car driven by his doctor,
he lived to tell the tale and spend the £25.000 compensation he got.
Talking of antiques reminds me of a holiday in the Ozark Mountains several years ago.

Being the second biggest city in Arkansas we paid a visit to Fort Smith to do a bit of sight-seeng and shopping.

As we walked down the main drag we saw an antique shop that looked rather promising so we pushed open the door and walked in only to be confronted with a sign that proudly proclaimed: 'All our antiques are made on the premises'

Eh? I asked the storekeeper to run that one past me again. Unfortunately, he had neither intelligence nor a sense of humour and we were promptly asked to leave.

The way he kept looking at a shotgun on the counter suggested he wasn't joking either so we made our excuses and left.
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24 Jan 2012   #1013
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i used to know a sign painter many years ago, he was a real heavyweight drinker and was renown for mis-spelling the signs he was painting, he once painted a shop sign "mordern antiques"
one day he was run over by a car driven by his doctor,
he lived to tell the tale and spend the £25.000 compensation he got.
When you go to a country like Sri Lanka, it's the same thing. Spelling mistakes everywhere!
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24 Jan 2012   #1014
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

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It's and its wrongly used gets my hackles rising as does misuse of bought and brought.

Saw a classic in the local market the other week: "Get your Coxs Apple's hear!!!"

Five words and three mistakes - that's good going.
Yeah SV I like the "Find your apples here" always imagine it being like an after Christmas sales rush errrrr the - you know who I mean scrambling all over the cart amongst the cabbages and pears etc to find them

Plus I really get REALLY annoyed with those kids who say like I went like down like the the street and like I like bought an apple then like ate it like then
No worse than some of our Congressional leader's saying "Ah" when commenting on a subject they know nothing about. IMHO
THW
Yeah THW you should hear the Aussie lower house in session if they say it once it's a thousand times every time they stand up - Mr.Speaker - err Mr.Speaker., in answer to the right honourable persons question Mr.Speaker - Mr.Speaker - Mr.Speaker (this is while all the catcalling and interjections are going on) . Sometime it can go on for days LOL!!
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24 Jan 2012   #1015
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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The way he kept looking at a shotgun on the counter suggested he wasn't joking either so we made our excuses and left.
You were safe unless someone reached for a banjo.

Cue music.

Well, Mike. Are they the kind of movies you watch?
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24 Jan 2012   #1016
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
If anyone upsets our Greg again the rolling pin is out
Pebbly I'm with you.. on this.. it's just wrong to belittle anyone who ask a question.. there's no reason good enough to do such a thing. That's why we have Windows 7 Forum.. the only dumb question is the one you do NOT ask !!!.. Enough said.
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24 Jan 2012   #1017
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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If anyone upsets our Greg again the rolling pin is out
Pebbly I'm with you.. on this.. it's just wrong to belittle anyone who ask a question.. there's no reason good enough to do such a thing. That's why we have Windows 7 Forum.. the only dumb question is the one you do NOT ask !!!.. Enough said.
I'll send them a special gift!

Topper
On vacation but lurking.
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24 Jan 2012   #1018
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

...lol Mike.. that's rich .
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25 Jan 2012   #1019
FranzB

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Linux Mint Julia, in dual boot mode
 
 

The biggest problem is that a lot of people don't know what they don't know. I was once on a train going north from Munich to Cologne and started talking to two girls from ... never mind... and traveling around in Europe. I asked where they were going. Switzerland was the answer. You'd think they would have looked on a map. In this day and age, however, all you have to do is use a search engine and find the information. It's terribly quick getting the information but you have to ask the question. On this particular thread someone appeared who LIVES in the Midlands and he posted Middlands on the left hand side underneath his user name. I became completely unsure, clicked Start, then Mozilla Firefox and put Middlands into Google. After 30 seconds everything was cleared up. Typing mistake? Could be. I myself find it more difficult to see a mistake on this translucent screen than it is on a piece of paper. I don't know why. If i have typed an important report i always print out first, check it (and not just for typing errors), correct it if necessary and then send it off. Maybe old fashioned and not having grown up with the screen while suckling on a bottle of milk. Who knows.
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25 Jan 2012   #1020
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

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