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    Quote (timbudtwo @ Aug. 19 2002,08:58)
    My Kazaa keeps locking up my computer[/QUOTE]
    I have that same problem, I switched to Grokster.

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    Brace yourselves: this list won't be short!

    Stupidity. More precisely, ignorance. If you want to see ignorance at its best, check out the message boards attached to the articles at Yahoo News. That's also what happens when a discussion forum goes unmoderated--all the racist, sexist, ignorant ****ers go unpunished. OK, need to breathe... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

    On a WAY lighter note, it annoys (NOT 'aggravates'! ) me when people butcher the English language in an attempt to sound smarter. I SCREAM in AGONY when people on CNN say penultimate, which actually means 'second to last', in order to impress people who CORRECTLY say ultimate. Other words frequently misused are disinterested, infinitesimal, fortuitous, and irregardless, which is redundant. Alright, so I'm being a pompous ***...in some cases a hypocritical pompous ***...but that's what this thread is for, right? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    That 'Peanut Butter Jelly Time' song. You laugh at first, but then when it gets stuck in your head [shudder]...curse you, Nep. G!

    SKUNKS! Yeah, that's right--SKUNKS! In case some of us aren't familiar with these pests, they're smelly oversized rodents that have recently developed a taste for my outdoor Sarracenia. I've tried fox urine as both a liquid and a powder, but it isn't having much of an effect...if anyone has ANY ideas, please PM me and I'll try to get back to you ASAP. Sometimes, after finishing replanting a S. 'Dixie Lace' or two they've dug up and crapped next to, I feel like hiding behind one of the lilacs with a sharp object and giving 'em #### as they waddle up to my precious plants. Breathe Chris, breathe...yes, I realize they've probably been here a lot longer than I have and are only trying to find food, but they're so cunning and malicious not even my cats can scare them away. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    Execution. So sorry, but I don't agree with the execution of American citizens, evil or not. Foreign terrorists, however, are another matter entirely. Hundreds of people surely disagree with me...PM me if you want to vent.

    Hey, that didn't take so long. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] BTW, some of my other gripes are already covered by others who posted before me. Kidnapping, rape, etc. I too hate.
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    Now, what doesn't P me O (sounds kinda Irish! ). The list would be ridiculously long, so all I'm including are things that immediately come to mind.

    Star Trek. Love it. Always will. Star Trek I know has a lot of fans on this forum. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] BTW, just for the record, I like Star Trek more than Star Wars. A lot more. I watched eight DS9 episodes just yesterday--b/c I'm going through my old tapes so they can finally be thrown away...b/c they're so deteriorated. Next it'll be time to buy everything on DVD!

    Telemarketers. Not saying I LIKE them, it's just that I have nothing against them. Most of the time they're just college kids looking to scrounge up some extra cash. But what DOES annoy me DEEPLY is when they try to leave messages on the answering machine. My message: "hello, you have reached 83... etc. etc." then I hear "hi, this is Sally! I just got back from a LONG day at school and I'm REALLY tired [not sure why they say this; must be a tactic to gain my sympathy], but I would really think you'd be most definitely interested in our low-interest teletubbie innertubes! they're just so infinitesimally fabulous, they're quality is irregardessly penultimate in each and every one of them! but if you're disinterested..." blech!

    Lame jokes. I adore lame jokes. (in-joke: them and idiotic comparisons, hehehe) Puns in particular. I'm the only one who laughs at them, but that, you see, is exactly the point. Lame jokes, under my care, have been perfected to a fine art. I cherish them...and so should you. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

    There. Done for now. Not going to check for speelinge meestakeths b/c it would take forever...and it's late, or should I say early? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

    But yeah, I really do feel better now.

    Chris

    EDIT: couldn't help but add a few things if y'all don't mind (not that I care, ha-ha! ) . . . I read over this site a while back and I learned some things about correct usage of anglais (ţt ňlso remi˝ded mÚ that I šould put Ńccent mÓrks int÷ the things ¤ write«). Another thing that doesn't annoy me is the use of acronyms and other informal abbreviations. They make chatting much less time-consuming, and there is no excuse for not knowing what an acronym means because of the dozens of acronym dictionaries in existence on the web. IMHO, of course. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]



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    Hey D.E., how about when people mis-use (hyphenated?) epitome? This really means the average, not ultimate!

    What gets me is a) getting the blame for something I had no bearing on and b) being right, having indisputable proof, and people still arguing something else....Let go of your ego, darn it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    mis-use (hyphenated?)[/QUOTE]

    Nope, but that just helps prove that the English language is a confusing one.

    Hmm...checked what you said about epitome...and at least according to my source it is a little different than you had thought. The Highly Selective Dictionary For The Extraordinarily Literate (thought the name was cute) by Eugene Ehrlich says

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    1. something that shows on a small scale the qualities of something larger.
    2. a person who embodies a quality.

    Epitome does not mean the best, even though many people think this is one of the word's meanings. Use the word only as defined above, for example, "She is the epitome of grace."[/QUOTE]

    Some highest point meaning words that I found (and they're not always appropriate) are apogee, summit, climax, zenith, peak, pinnacle, acme, apex, ne plus ultra, and, um, height. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Moral of the story is, people have no excuse for using epitome incorrectly.

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    Hmmmm....No wonder I got that one wrong on the SAT's..... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Oh, Oh. I've got one. Impacted as in "The new development negatively impacted the exisiting habitat." You see it primarily in resource management reports, but it tends to leak into media articles.

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    Colloquialisms. I dont care how its spelt so bite me @$$ [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

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    "There, there, it will be Ok,"
    ~Huh? Where where?

    Duh. Get a clue...

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    "Ya know" or "Like you know". Phrases like that just set my teath on edge. Especially when used liberally throughout a sentence. If I knew I wouldn't be listening to the explanation in the first place.
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