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BS: Knickers in a Twist

Bagpuss 30 Apr 01 - 09:59 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Apr 01 - 10:04 AM
Bagpuss 30 Apr 01 - 10:06 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 30 Apr 01 - 10:06 AM
Patrish(inactive) 30 Apr 01 - 10:07 AM
Patrish(inactive) 30 Apr 01 - 10:09 AM
Fibula Mattock 30 Apr 01 - 10:12 AM
Bagpuss 30 Apr 01 - 10:14 AM
Fibula Mattock 30 Apr 01 - 10:15 AM
Bagpuss 30 Apr 01 - 10:17 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Apr 01 - 10:19 AM
Bagpuss 30 Apr 01 - 10:22 AM
sian, west wales 30 Apr 01 - 10:27 AM
Dave the Gnome 30 Apr 01 - 10:29 AM
Kim C 30 Apr 01 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,UB Dan 30 Apr 01 - 10:34 AM
Lyndi-loo 30 Apr 01 - 10:39 AM
Lyndi-loo 30 Apr 01 - 10:41 AM
Fibula Mattock 30 Apr 01 - 10:47 AM
Noreen 30 Apr 01 - 10:51 AM
Les from Hull 30 Apr 01 - 10:51 AM
Skipjack K8 30 Apr 01 - 10:52 AM
Gary T 30 Apr 01 - 10:57 AM
MMario 30 Apr 01 - 10:59 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 30 Apr 01 - 11:00 AM
Noreen 30 Apr 01 - 11:07 AM
Les from Hull 30 Apr 01 - 11:08 AM
KingBrilliant 30 Apr 01 - 11:08 AM
GMT 30 Apr 01 - 11:11 AM
Fibula Mattock 30 Apr 01 - 11:12 AM
GMT 30 Apr 01 - 11:14 AM
Fibula Mattock 30 Apr 01 - 11:17 AM
KingBrilliant 30 Apr 01 - 11:22 AM
GUEST,Karen 30 Apr 01 - 11:24 AM
gnu 30 Apr 01 - 11:24 AM
Bagpuss 30 Apr 01 - 11:26 AM
LR Mole 30 Apr 01 - 11:26 AM
Patrish(inactive) 30 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM
GUEST,Matt_R 30 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM
Noreen 30 Apr 01 - 11:39 AM
Wavestar 30 Apr 01 - 11:40 AM
Fibula Mattock 30 Apr 01 - 11:41 AM
Fibula Mattock 30 Apr 01 - 11:43 AM
Kim C 30 Apr 01 - 11:44 AM
Allan C. 30 Apr 01 - 11:46 AM
GUEST,Roger the skiffler 30 Apr 01 - 11:49 AM
MMario 30 Apr 01 - 11:55 AM
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Subject: Knickers in a Twist
From: Bagpuss
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 09:59 AM

Just a random musing for the day.

What do you really get your knickers in a twist about, that nobody else seems bothered about? And vice versa, what have you noticed others getting really worked up about, when you personally can't see that there is anything worth getting in a tizzy about?

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:04 AM

I get realy narked at people who treat football as important! Answers both questions I guess...;-)

DtG

(Who lives 2 miles from ManU's ground and has never even looked inside it)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Bagpuss
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:06 AM

Well of course football isn't important (except when Newcastle are playing......)

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:06 AM

If were talking Mudcat,here, if I feel my gusset gyrating I DON'T post.
So people have different views,tastes, senses of humour to mine, so what? I don't feel the need to convert anyone to my point of view. I value the cameraderie here too much to want to disrupt it. The breadth of opinions, particularly musical ones, are important to me.
RtS (But then, as is always obvious, what the Sam Hill do I know about anything?!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:07 AM

I really once did get my knickers in a twist I put leg through a leg hole and the other one where my waist should have been. This meant that the crutch was located on my hip. I felt really uncomfortable all day........but to answer your question - I hate rudeness and people who are impolite, who forget pleases and thank yous. Bad manners while driving is another thing.......
But why do people get upset I play my melodeon?!?
Patrish


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:09 AM

When should have been in my post somewhere! Spot the deliberate mistake


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:12 AM

People who treat myth and/or folklore as valid archaeology. I'm not denegrating myth or folklore - I love both, but I hate it when people take fiction as fact. And sensationalist archaeology. I HATE that. Never fails to rile me.
Can't understand people who treat their pets like their children. Sorry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Bagpuss
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:14 AM

Tell you what bugs me; when people say "I could care less" when they mean "I couldn't care less". I don't know why it riles me so much as I'm not really a grammar fascist as a rule and similar language uses don't bother me at all.

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:15 AM

Yeah - in addition, I can't understand why people watch "Animal Hospital", "Pet Rescue" or "Sick Children in Hospital on TV with Rolf Harris or Shauna Lowry or Gabby Roslin" - is it voyeuristic? Is it empathetic? Is is shite? Is it what!


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Bagpuss
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:17 AM

Better to treat your pets like chidren than your children like pets I suppose...

And people who deliberately take you literally when you were speaking figuratively!! (LOL Patrish)

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:19 AM

Going to the pun thread for a second I guess it realy riles me when conmen get away with tricking money out of people and don't get locked up. Something to do with the judiciary not getting their twisters in a nick.

And I realy can't understand all those people who throw things at me when all I do is tell jokes..;-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Bagpuss
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:22 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: sian, west wales
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:27 AM

Dangling participles ... up with which I will not put.

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:29 AM

Dangling participles......! Isn't it a bit cold in West Wales for that?

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Kim C
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:33 AM

I've put my knickers on inside out before. Not on purpose.

Fibula, do you mean by treating pets like children, like, putting clothes on them or something? I know people who do that. I'm not one of them. But I have pets, and no children, so I don't know what that means. I would admit that my furry ones are pretty spoiled.

What gets my knickers in a wad is when people mispronounce the word "cavalry." Granted, it is a little tricky. But say it right! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GUEST,UB Dan
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:34 AM

my linguistic pet peeve is when people use 'literally' to add emphasis to a phrase which they mean figuratively...e.g. "My job was 'literally' going down hill" unless this person is a skier, a luger, or in some related field, it is not 'literally' going down hill...it is metaphorically, or figuratively going down hill


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:39 AM

People who never signal at bust roundabouts when I'm trying to get out.

The intrusive 'R' that people put in words that don't have them eg. Laura Norder, Drawring, Africar etc

Being called "the wife"!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Lyndi-loo
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:41 AM

Whoops ! I meant busy roundabouts


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:47 AM

Kim C - no, not dressing them up, just spoiling them rotten and giving them gourmet dinners and carrying snapshots around of them in their wallet etc. I am of the "this is a dog, it lives outside and behaves in a dog manner"-type-school and much as I like animals (and I loved my dog) I could never see why people on pet TV programmes would ever spend several thousand pounds on chemotherapy for a rabbit.


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:51 AM

AArgh! When my long message disappears inexplicably and irretrievably from the box just as I'm about to submit it.... :0(


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Les from Hull
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:51 AM

Well, it's nearly time for my medication, so I'll take this opportunity of letting loose the latest broadside from HMS Les.

Sometimes people (yes even here on Mudcat) will tell you that something is undoubtably true. And the reason that they know its true? Well, they heard about it in a pub, or a mate told them, or such like. Just because you've always thought that a thing is so, doesn't make it so. And because you read it in a book or, even more worse, on the Internet, doesn't make it true either.

So we get discussions (even here on Mudcat) where people are shouting yes it is - no it isn't at each other without quoting their sources. For example, on Mudcat anything involving race, nationality, country, flag or similar will start a rumpus even though Mudcatters are generally very amicable people.

So particular thanks to those who answer others' queries either with scholarly references or IMHOs and the name of the pub they heard it in.

Thank you nurse, I feel much better now.
Les


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:52 AM

Does Patrish get annoyed when I play her melodeon.

High Intensity Fog Lights, front and rear cause me strangulated gonads me foundation garments are wound so tight. Goddam but I hate ignorant people abusing those things. Have 'em disconnected, I say

Skipjack

Oh yeah, being called Greg by some infant dental receptionist I've never spoken to before!!! Humphhh


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Gary T
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:57 AM

Well, Dave, after reading that joke, I can understand it...(BG).

What gets me is the driver who quickly zips in front of me from off a side street, when A) I was the last in a line of traffic--he could have waited 3 more seconds and not blocked anyone--and B) he then proceeds to go about 5MPH slower than we were going. Why in such a damn hurry to get out there and go slow?

I also am bugged by "I could care less." Seems to me the least amount of thought would reveal "I couldn't care less" is the correct sentiment (the exception being the sarcastically inflected "Oh, yeah, as if I could care less.").


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: MMario
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 10:59 AM

People who treat their children like pets.


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:00 AM

I do get my pants in a plait about misuse of the apostrophe but only where it matters, not here on the Mudcat.
RtS (Just call me mellow fellow)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:07 AM

People mis-spelling definitely (related to finite, if that helps). I don't criticise people who have problems with spelling, but this word is used so often and is more often than not spelled wrongly- which reinforces the error as others get used to seeing the incorrect spelling...!!!

(Sorry- off to readjust the nether garments...)

Noreen


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Les from Hull
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:08 AM

How true Roger. I remember in another thread volunteering to be one of the four Horseman of the Apostrophe. I pass a stand offering 'Hot Potatoe's' (sic) on my way to work. That's probably why I'm retiring soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:08 AM

Gary T - what about the driver who quickly unzips in front of you?
Sorry - that's the way I read it because I was in a hurry & trying to read furtively at work.

And what really gets my Kn in a Tw is stupid people who don't appreciate that I am the person they should give the job to. I mean - wasn't it obvious that I'm just perfect?

:-(
Kris (just had the rejection phone call .....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GMT
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:11 AM

Drivers who:
Do not indicate
Use Fog Lights when it's not foggy
Keep their foot on the brake at traffic lights instead of using the hand break
Hog the middle lane of the motorway
Think they can park anywhere as long as they put the Hazard Lights on

Gosh was that me

Cheers Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:12 AM

UMMMmm, I'm a grumpy auld cow, cos I've thought of another. Y'know when yer striding along but the streets are busy so you can't go very fast and then SOME IDIOT STOPS DEAD IN FRONT OF YOU and you bang into them, and they do it for no reason, and it REALLY ANNOYS ME.


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GMT
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:14 AM

Better luck next time KingBrilliant. Some people just can't recognise the right person for the job

Cheers Gary (Whose other half is in the same boat on Monday)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:17 AM

Can you get your knickers in a twist if you're not wearing any? (she asked innocently).


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: KingBrilliant
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:22 AM

Well I told them.....

Best of luck to your other half Gary

And Fibula - are you sure they're not just out to get you? Swift kick up the *rse is what they need. That or brake-lights

Kris


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GUEST,Karen
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:24 AM

I'm with Roger and Les. The apostrophe conundrum! I hate seeing those cutsy tole-painted signs in front of houses proudly proclaiming "The Smith's". The smith's WHAT?, for crying out loud!
Also when March 17th is referred to as "St. Patty's Day". Patty is short for Patricia NOT Patrick. I realize Mudcatters know the difference but there are those not as sharp out there who need a swift kick in the head now and again.
Oooh, I'm getting my knickers twisted just thinking about it!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: gnu
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:24 AM

Grammatically.... the use of "try AND do whatever" when it should be "try TO do whatever".


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Bagpuss
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:26 AM

I'll try and avoid that in future....

Bagpuss


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: LR Mole
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:26 AM

Knickers?


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM

I hate it when I stop at traffic lights and the person in the car next to me is mining for gold (nose picker)

Patrish

Greg can play my melodeon as long its not one of the few tnes I can play - be warned ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GUEST,Matt_R
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:29 AM

Um..who in their right mind puts on the emergency break at traffic lights? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of!


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:39 AM

Ah- with automatic transmission of course you don't, Matt- but with a manual gearbox you have to keep your foot on the brake otherwise.


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Wavestar
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:40 AM

Ooh! Ooh! Apostrophes. Pet peeve! Internet spellings - we've been down this road before. Or was that b4? EXACTLY what I hate. Computers that think they know which window I want to see without my telling them, or try and correct what I've typed- I don't need any half-arsed little computer programmer correcting my typing, damnit! If I make a mistake, leave it that way! I probably intended it. Oh, and the new fashion of highlighting an entire word, or line, or paragraph, when I click on text - I just want to move my goddamn cursor. That used to be what the mouse was FOR.

GMT: I'm with you on most of those, especially people who don't signal, but the hand brake one must be a British thing. Americans don't use the handbrake for that, in fact, we're taught not to, or at least, I was taught not to a few years ago in driver's ed.) It wears out the brake so it's not as effective in emergency situations. We generally refer to it as the 'parking brake' anyway.

-J


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:41 AM

er... what's an emergency break?


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:43 AM

Ah, cross-posting. But I was taught you should use the handbrake at traffic lights - it's more dangerous to sit with your foot on the clutch (and more likely to wear out your clutch).


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Kim C
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:44 AM

Fibula, I don't like when people run into you in a crowd and don't bother to say Excuse Me.

Okay, y'all can hate me, I spoil my pets. I don't have pictures in my wallet but I do have some in my cube at work. They get to sleep in the bedroom but usually the cat's the only one who gets to sleep on the bed. ;-)

Oh and here's another one... one of the local interstate loops had the speed limit raised to 65mph several months ago. Last week I got behind someone going 55 in the left lane. ARGH!


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Allan C.
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:46 AM

Matt, for those who drive standard shift cars it comes in handy in San Francisco and a few other hilly places. It is useful to use the emergency brake when stopped and then, when wanting to move forward, to ease off of it as the clutch takes hold. Other than that, I really can't imagine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:49 AM

Yes, inconsiderate drivers do get my boxers in a braid. BTW, Allan, the UK driving test incorporates "hill starts" which causes some problems for people driving in Norfolk or Lincolnshire!
RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: MMario
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:55 AM

I have used it in some situations - but when taking driver's education one thing they stressed was NOT to set the brake. guess it depends on where you are


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: GMT
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:56 AM

A good place to practice hill starts is in a multistorey car park (Dare I post this is multi storey hyphanated ?) (Blimey it's all one word).

Gary


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:56 AM

I got a new lowest life form in my book... not pedophiles or father rapers... nope... now it's people who PAINT WINDOWS SHUT!!!

They're assholes!! Every last single one of them!!!!

Grrrrr!

;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Knickers in a Twist
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 30 Apr 01 - 11:57 AM

When you do something like hold open a door and you don't get a thank you grrrrrr. Well I have come up with a way to make them realise how bloody rude they are. I always say when they sail through "your welcome" and they usually say "What" and I say "sorry, I thought you said thank you" Then they go red in the face and so do I cos really its a bit childish...sorry
Patrish


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