Author Topic: The moaning old git thread  (Read 191689 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 16049
  • Bike: DL650A L6
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
The moaning old git thread
« on: June 25, 2012, 17:55:51 »
As I get older I am noticing that things which mildly irritated me before now drive me bonkers. So, I thought this thread would be a good one to see if I am the most bonkers here.

I shall be adding to it regularly, right up to the point that it starts to irrit........ You know  :shy:
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

Learn to spell! There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 16049
  • Bike: DL650A L6
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 18:00:42 »
Right...

When you sell something on eBay and the punter pays you via Paypal, you are usually sent their address. The information Paypal sends you is the information that the punter fills into their account profile.

With me so far?

So, what drives me nuts (OCD detector started) is when I receive some illiterate bollocks that I have to then amend before I can use. There is no way I can print a postage label when everything is written in lower case.

Example;

andy bloggs
27 the street
Devon
dt12 7ui

I have to change it  :shy:

Anyone else?
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

Learn to spell! There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 16049
  • Bike: DL650A L6
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2012, 18:05:59 »
One more, I'm on a roll.

There are two words (used many times on this site and others), they are two completely different words meaning two different things and yet people can't grasp the basic idea  :bawl:


YOUR   and   YOU'RE

You're is an alternative to 'You are'  example - You're an illiterate fecker, you're a V-Strom owner and you're welcome  (YOU ARE)..


Your   It's your bike, it's your house, it's your round...Never, never, never 'your okay' (it makes no sense).  :shrug:

This is great. I'm moving on to politics and religion next  :violence-uzi:

Join in, otherwise I'll have to rant about being the lone old git.  :shock:   :old:
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

Learn to spell! There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline PHIL FAT

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 1955
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 18:13:43 »
if that's all that bothers you . you need help life is too short get out on that bike buy a cigar stop at a lake sit down and relax with some peace and quiet oh and don't forget the flask of coffe enjoy :thumb:
Too Old To Die Young

Offline Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 16049
  • Bike: DL650A L6
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 18:28:45 »
Quote from: "PHIL FAT"
if that's all that bothers you

Good god no (as time will show)  :)

Quote
you need help

Possibly  :shy:

Quote
get out on that bike buy a cigar


Now don't get me started on smokers  :grin:
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

Learn to spell! There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline Piglumps

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 3269
  • Bike: None at this point
  • Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire.
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 18:35:10 »
Sadly, I'm with you Andy....

You're, your and (sometimes) yore!

There, their and they're...

To instead of two or too or any combination of these three..

Not enormous things granted, but they just infuriate, sometimes more than others....

Don't even get me started on bloody mother and baby parking spaces - there are so many at the Tesco nearest work that I wonder if half the female population of Abingdon is up the duff! You chose to have a nipper, deal with it!

Disabled spaces are different, though there seem to be about 30 at the same store..
No bike at present.......

Offline Strombone

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 377
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 18:37:47 »
Hmmmm. I think what is happening here is that you are going through the 'everything is annoying' phase of middle age. I am of a similar age to you, and have been through it myself.
Poor grammar and lazy speech used to have me seething. Now I just roll my eyes.

What saddens me is the ease at which we surrender our English culture to the onslaught from 'international English' and manners.It's almost as if we should like to be anything but British. By this I don't mean clinging to things like  Imperial measures and currencies etc (Sorry FR), just our funny little ways :)

Here are a few more niggles to add fuel to the fire:
Using nouns as verbs.
Eating with a fork in the right hand. Fine in the privacy of your own home though but not in public is it?  :)
Over familiarity of shop staff. I don't really want to discuss my weekend plans with a cashier I have never spoken to before, regardless of their social standing and education. I am sure they are all lovely people but it is too over familiar for the likes of this old public schoolboy.Give them the cane or beast them, that's what I say :)

Anyway, my advice to you is just relax about it bloke. You wouldn't expect us to be talking in the same manner as they did two or three hundred years ago, and the reason is that language evolves whether we like it or not. So maybe it's OK really...

Can't wait for the religious rant :)

Have a nice day now.

Offline Brockett

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 6298
  • Bike: SV650: Z900RS: VX800:
  • Location: Far North East (of Essex)
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 19:07:41 »
Fat Rat

you're right

But for me those who write lol and end of what they hope is funny.
Is it because they think the reader is so thick they might not know it's a joke
and
those who do not Know that no, now and know mean something different.

I love a good rant

disgusted of Harwich

Dave
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

Offline StromGeeza

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Joined: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1488
  • Bike: just scoots now
  • Location: SW
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 19:36:47 »
I knew I'd become a bona fide Old Git when I got round to reading "Is it just me, or everything shit?"

Sure enough, the book was shit.

Geeza

This thread could overtake '4 Word Story', you know....

Offline Piglumps

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 3269
  • Bike: None at this point
  • Location: Wantage, Oxfordshire.
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 19:41:50 »
It could overtake four-word story indeed! Of course, years ago it was seven-word story, so much better then. Of course, even nostalgia isn't as good as it used to be...
No bike at present.......

Offline Gassoon

  • Quotes Museum Curator & Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Joined: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 8099
  • Bike: DL650X L7
  • Location: Tyneside
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 19:47:12 »
Once again, yaw right, Andy.

Hmmmm - that should be 'starboard' : I actually annoyed myself on that occasion.

Now that's uber-old-git territory... : (



Piglumps - I blame the nostalgics of today. Just not up to it.
"I am a dignified citizen of the area, not a fox-faced vagabond in an over-fancy hat!"

Work Experience Stasi


Offline Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 16049
  • Bike: DL650A L6
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 20:02:40 »
I'll repeat myself from another thread (now I'M annoying myself)..

What's all this bloody euro-bollocks with shoe sizes  :shrug:  What the feck is a size 48 shoe  :shrug:
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

Learn to spell! There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline Captain Sensible

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: May 2011
  • Posts: 448
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2012, 20:18:32 »


Fat Rat

you are quite right.

We couldn't say anymore  :  ''Act your age not your shoe size'' could we if we used continental shoe sizes?

As for the EU or European Union of undemocratic over pompous self righteous money grabbing bureaucrats I have ever come across in my middle aged life  <!-- s:grin: -->:grin:<!-- s:grin: -->  <!-- s:lala: -->:lala:<!-- s:lala: -->  <!-- s:lala: -->:lala:<!-- s:lala: --> I only have utter contempt  <!-- s:shock: -->:shock:<!-- s:shock: -->

Dave
Keep On Riding

Offline Strombone

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 377
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2012, 20:19:26 »


As this is directed at me, I suppose I ought to respond, if only to allow you to vent your outrage further.
 Euro sizes have been around for a long time now, and I am surprised that you feign ignorance of them.
As with anything else, the internet provides plenty of information should you require it. However, just as I know that I am size 12 to 12.5 depending on manufacturer, I also know that I am size 47. Easy isn't it?

Offline Jeff999

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Joined: May 2012
  • Posts: 937
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2012, 20:28:21 »
I'm fed up of incidental music being played on most tv programmes now adays. Is this just me or an age thing? ###

Offline Chris Graves

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 896
  • Bike: V-Strom DL 650, ZZR 1100, Honda CRF250L
  • Location: 3460 Babeau Bouldoux France
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2012, 20:46:26 »
People saying "I should of done something" when they mean "I should have done something"

Confusing less and fewer. It should be ten items or fewer at supermarket quick checkouts but will they change the sign? No. I've tried.  It's simple, less is for quantity and fewer is for numbers.

"How are you today?" "I'm good" is the reply.  No, I'm not asking about your behavioural state, I'm asking after your well being.

Don't get me started on apostrophes or I'll be here all night.

Drivers reversing out of driveways, they should be shot at dawn in front of their families.  We've already seen the results that this action can cause here on this very website.

I'm going for a rest now and a glass of wine to calm me down.

Offline Fat Rat

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Joined: May 2008
  • Posts: 16049
  • Bike: DL650A L6
  • Location: Carmarthenshire, West Wales
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2012, 20:53:03 »
"I brought a new car"

Did you? where did you bring it?
** Biker Friendly Campsite in West Wales **

Learn to spell! There's a big difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit
Visit the V-Strom.co.uk shop today!

I will NEVER use JT's Motorcycles of Swansea! http://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=2717.msg205443#msg2054

Offline Strombone

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 377
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2012, 21:16:17 »
Can I get a skinny Latte?
No, it's not self-service. Now bugger off!

Offline Gassoon

  • Quotes Museum Curator & Moderator
  • Member
  • ****
  • Joined: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 8099
  • Bike: DL650X L7
  • Location: Tyneside
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2012, 21:31:56 »
Quote from: "Jeff999"
I'm fed up of incidental music being played on most tv programmes now adays. Is this just me or an age thing? ###

Aye, and why are so many cameramen with the ague employed these days? All these shaky camera shots plays havoc with my eyes and gives me a headache. Can't they afford tripods? The bloody BBC is doing this now...They're as useless as a butchers apostrophe.

And speaking of the BBC, during the unutterably tedious event-coverage of the olympic torch bollocks, a commentator kept alluding to 'the amount of people who have turned up'. Not numbers. Amount. How soddin insulting! :violence-rocket:
"I am a dignified citizen of the area, not a fox-faced vagabond in an over-fancy hat!"

Work Experience Stasi


Offline frez

  • Member
  • ***
  • Joined: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 2316
Re: The moaning old git thread
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2012, 21:35:45 »
your joking
Now on a Super Tenere having put 64k miles on a 2011 DL650