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Things that irk you......

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Chef2, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    You forgot "... in the game." Dammit, of course it was in the game. If it was during batting practice, we wouldn't care.
  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Had a co-worker who would write: "We played a good game," Podunk coach Al Coholic said afterward.

    Of course it was afterward. They didn't likely talk during the game.

    I will use afterward if reporting on a public meeting to differentiate what was said in the open and what was said later in an interview.
  3. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    AP photo caption division:

    "President Donald Trump, left, and ..."
    "In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 file photo ..." (for a photo sent Friday)
    Cutting and pasting the first three graphs of a story onto the caption.

    I could go on ...
  4. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    None of the things listed so far would impact me in any way ...
    SpeedTchr likes this.
  5. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    But would they affect you?
  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Effort again ...
  7. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Slow golfers.
    Bad drivers.
    Big oil companies and/or the owners of the corner convenience store who hike the price of gas overnight by a quarter a gallon, just because they can.
    Slow golfers.
    Local TV stations that don't catch a typo on their scroll and let it run that way for two hours.
    Airline passengers who hold Zone 5 boarding passes but rush to the gate the moment boarding is imminent.
    Slow golfers.
    Deskgrunt50 likes this.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I am irked by your ilk.
  9. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Spitting and littering, including flicking a cigarette butt, in public space.
    HandsomeHarley and Bronco77 like this.
  10. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Score the ball
    The use of "would" in a sports story unless it's in quotes. Past fucking tense, please.
    HandsomeHarley and bigpern23 like this.
  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Maybe at the top of my list, which is part of why I don't like watching MLB. It's all spitting and littering (spitting sunflower seed shells all over the field and dugout is littering).


    When a team scores to cut the other team's lead to, say, 50-40, and the announcer says the team is now within 10. No, it's not. All uses of "within" in this way drive me a bit nuts.

    Also, and this is a very common SID thing, when team A "plays host" to team B. Garbage.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I had an editor, way back when in the beginning of my journalism career, who would not allow us to use the word 'host' as a verb.
    It always had to be 'play host.'
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