I'll give you that much. Noticed this weekend that the French have created their own word for "hashtag", so that impressionable young French people don't have to use a hideous english word!
That's very generous. If my writing passes the grammar test, there's hope I can eradicate further offensive tropes.
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People who talk during gigs
Ryanair and its ilk
Cameron, Osborne and co
The London Eye
Alexander McCall Smith
Kyle / Wright
The X-Factor / that Cowell creature
Dixons, Comet, PC World and Currys (one down, three to...)
Nylon (especially shirts, in orange or lilac)
The Scotch egg
The Creme Egg
British drivers on motorways
The five pence coin
Previously I would have agreed, but then I had proper deli scotch eggs. Yum. There is a pub on Gloucester road in Bristol named something daft that sounds like Dr Who's home planet that sells incredible scotch eggs.
Please see JJ/Starwars thread :)
Paul's system thread
(where the photos live) Paul's Flickr page
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Purchased some food for dinner and found all the tins of chopped tomatoes with herbs were all buckled. The other brands of Toms were fine, just these supermarket herbed ones. Anyway found a single tin at the back which was fine.
Reported this to the manager, and he said, with a smirk on his face, "does having a buckled tin change the flavour?" I replied "no, unless the tin is punctured. Are you prepared to give me discount if I buy a bent tin?" At this point my back was really up and barked: "If you was to buy a car and you found it had a dent in the door, would you buy it?"
Hate cockey, unhelpful little oiks!
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Good list, Sir.....and I suspect that's just scratching the surface.
My list gets longer, the older I get......I'm turning into Victor Meldrew, and when I get started, I hear can my parents speaking!
The only hope is to laugh at one's own grumpiness. Talking of things that make you grumpy, when friends of mine were going on holiday with their baby, and taking the bus to the airport........on arrival, when they took their pushchair out of the luggage compartment, somebody had stolen all the wheels off it!! It didn't help that everyone they complained to, cracked up laughing.
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
This is really the internet equivalent to 'Grumpy Old Men'.
Our wives won't listen, so it's good to have somewhere to vent.
Oh good, it's not just me then!
He's not a diamond geezer, or called Joe!
Ok, I'll do it. Didn't he have a point?
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People who say they will call but never do!
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OMG, hate advertisments for fast food chains that try to convince you their food is the height of culinary experience, with smiley, happy families.
No, it is NOT! it is greasy, mass produced sh**e, and If you visit them more than twice a year your arteries will clog and you will DIE!!
To be fair they make it look like c##p in the ads too.
The worst looking 'ad food' has to be Iceland's though. They make absolutely no attempt to make their food look appetising. Fair play to them for the refreshing honesty.
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