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    I really cannot stand people who use American English when they aren't American. Seeing the word Mom instead of Mum drives me nuts!!!!

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    Another vote for people double clicking links in web pages

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Having nightmares. Last night, it strangely involved tech_guy too.

    The part that involved tech_guy was he was coming to our NM meeting, but with him living down the country somewhere he needed a place to stay. I volunteered our IT office, and the next bit I remember was he was lying on a shelf (like the cheshire cat) demanding some wine.

    I didin't sleep last night, and instead ended up watching scrubs until 3am, so thanks for that tech_guy
    Wine? Jack Daniels surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Wine? Jack Daniels surely?
    Well, that was the scary part!

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    Chillax ... I HATE that word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    Another vote for people double clicking links in web pages
    Another vote for this.

    Plus I hate it when people ask me for ink....you have a laser printer, it uses toner!!

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    While using my HTC Desire being asked "Is that an iPhone?"

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    I brought a new car lastnite

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    While using my HTC Desire being asked "Is that an iPhone?"
    I got that the other day, and now the person in question refers to it as a 'TonyPhone' as 'HTC Desire HD' is too much of a mouthful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenABF View Post
    I really cannot stand people who use American English when they aren't American. Seeing the word Mom instead of Mum drives me nuts!!!!
    Mom is not American English... It is a regional variation, much like Mam. Sure, Americans and Canadians use it but so do some areas of the UK. I use it for example (but then again, my Mom is Canadian!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenABF
    Seeing the word Mom instead of Mum drives me nuts!!!!
    And seeing the word Mum instead of Mam drives me nuts!!!!

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    Calling something a Red Herring when it should read 'White Elephant'

    That's been bugging me all morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    Calling something a Red Herring when it should read 'White Elephant'

    That's been bugging me all morning
    Ah hah, but maybe I meant 'red herring' and people have been replying with the wrong answers all day. A red herring is a decoy basically, something that distracts. Maybe I wanted to know what the costliest distractions were in schools, such as giving each student a slate PC to do work but it distracts the user from actually doing their work.......

    ...... or maybe I just meant white elephant

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    People who are unable to use the function toggle for outputting to the screen on laptops after they've been trained, given a paper document and shown countless times - then after you've done it they look at you like you're showing them something totally new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    People who are unable to use the function toggle for outputting to the screen on laptops after they've been trained, given a paper document and shown countless times - then after you've done it they look at you like you're showing them something totally new!
    Oh yes - I feel your pain
    They just want you to come and do it for them anyway...

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