Ok, it’s time to get back in the saddle and resume my journey back into my own digital footprint (if that makes sense) with my list of things that have annoyed me so much that I’ve been moved to start a thread about them on the Eastfootball Room 101 forum.
In Part 1 – which you can read here – I tackled Cinema Food, misuse of the word ‘Circa’, the American obsession with telling us that they could care less, people who call the City of Dundee ‘Dunders’ and Children in Football Stadia.
Let’s roll on with Part 2…
WORD!! END OFF!! FACT!!11111
Anyone who has ever visited a football forum on the internet will know exactly what I’m on about here.
You get people who express opinions and seem to think that by finishing the sentence with the word FACT!!!! written in capital letters it means that it’s no longer an opinion but rather a fact.
No it doesn’t you morons.
Agreement is expressed by some, not by saying anything as normal as “You make a wonderful point, old chap, I concur with vigorous enthusiasm”, but rather by typing ‘WORD’. Work that out.
Then there’s one of the great mutations of the English language.
In the way that certain words have either changed meaning (like the word awful) or spelling (like the dropping of the oe letter from the English language) the terms ‘End of Story’ or ‘End of Discussion’ were initially replaced by ‘END OF’ and then
from there to the quite simply baffling ‘END OFF’.
You worry for the future of English language
The last one is the way people feel the need to add multiple exclamation marks to their point, but often take their finger off the shift key before they are finished, leading to the sentence ending like this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111
Christmas Day With Food Poisoning
This happened to me a few years ago and it was terrible.
Christmas Dinner is one of the great pleasures of life. It’s expected of you to get up and eat non-stop throughout the course of the day.
Imagine not being able to do that.
Imagine not being able to digest anything.
Imagine feeling like shit and spending all of Christmas Day lying sick on the couch.
The FlyGlobespan Bloke
Remember him? Probably not.
When FlyGlobespan – a Scottish Airliner – went out of business in 2009, this guy was everywhere.
He was one of their male air hostesses and no matter whether it was a TV spot, radio or the papers, he was there telling everyone how hard done by he was.
Now fair enough, he lost his job and was right to be upset about it, but we had to endure this media whore being in our faces for about a month, and back then, that was enough for me to call for his induction into Room 101.
People Who Talk About Themselves In The Third Person
Stuart can accept that the Rock speaks about himself in the third person, because that’s his character.
What Stuart finds very annoying is when people who aren’t playing a character do it too.
Stuart used to get annoyed by Jim McLean talking about Jim McLean, and still gets annoyed about Peter Houston talking about Peter Houston.
Stuart therefore thinks this irritation should go into Room 101.
Do you agree with Stuart?
The Dennis The Menace Cartoon
Have you ever seen the Dennis the Menace cartoon?
It’s all about the Beano character who you all know about, but for some reason, the character has an Ecky Thump Lancashire accent.
As a Dundonian (the city where the character was invented) this is an aboration.
Now I’m not suggesting that Dennis should go around in a broad Dundonian accent shouting things like “Here Walltar!! Ehm gonnae fuckin end you ya wee cunt” but a character from Scotland (even if it is meant to be Beanotown) should really
have a Scottish accent.
But that’s TV executives for you.
Apart from that though, they’ve turned a character who was meant to be…you know…a menace to society into a wet blanket. I don’t even have to watch the show to know that, you just have to look at the style of animation. Check out those pictures.
A quick check on wikipedia seems to show that this entry is still relevant, as a new series is planned for later this year.