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Pet hates but keep it ‘nice’

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nanna8 Sat 23-Jan-21 12:20:32

One of mine is interviewers on tv and radio who take over the interview and constantly interrupt with their viewpoint. Very,very annoying and there seems to be a lot of them these days. We need more like the wonderful Michael Parkinson.

Lucca Sat 23-Jan-21 12:25:20

Lip fillers and excessive Botox

merlotgran Sat 23-Jan-21 12:27:43

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Poppyred Sat 23-Jan-21 12:27:56

People who take 10 minutes explaining things that could be said in 10 seconds! ??

BigBertha1 Sat 23-Jan-21 12:28:32

Chewing gum and especially when people talk with it in. It smells vile and makes a terrible mess of the pavements.

If I can have another one its masks discarded as litter - disgusting , insanitary habit.

sodapop Sat 23-Jan-21 12:29:11

One of mine is around interviewers on TV nanna8 when they ask really stupid questions like - how do you feel now your wife/husband has died. Grrrr

Chewbacca Sat 23-Jan-21 12:30:56

Lip fillers and excessive Botox

This. Especially when accompanied with huge dark drawn on eyebrows that look like caterpillars.

DanniRae Sat 23-Jan-21 12:31:25

People who say "Haitch" when spelling out a word!!
It is "Aitch" and it makes me cringe when I hear it said incorrectly.

BladeAnnie Sat 23-Jan-21 12:31:44

Poor spelling and grammar

Galaxy Sat 23-Jan-21 12:40:42

Interviewers like Michael Parkinson grin

merlotgran Sat 23-Jan-21 12:42:39


People who say "Haitch" when spelling out a word!!
It is "Aitch" and it makes me cringe when I hear it said incorrectly.

I can't watch 'Lingo' for that reason.

I think the presenter and the contestants are told to do it.

aquagran Sat 23-Jan-21 12:46:03

I can’t watch Lingo for the same reason!

Mollygo Sat 23-Jan-21 12:47:28

When I read the title, I was going to comment on my dislike of one SIL’s pet rats!
Instead, I’m with *BigBertha1 on chewing gum and I’ll add clothes that change their sizing, but keep the same labels!
2 pairs of PJ’s for Christmas, same store, both say medium but trousers on one set need a safety-pin to hold the up!

Jane10 Sat 23-Jan-21 12:49:55

I don't think 'hate' can be consistent with being 'nice'.

Kim19 Sat 23-Jan-21 12:53:33

Seeing a person spitting on the street.

cornishpatsy Sat 23-Jan-21 12:54:07

I am watching Bake Off at the moment and a pet hate is when there is any sort of competitive programme on TV it is always edited to seem as though they only finish in the last second.

Also , TV again, the ridiculous wait between announcing "the winner is" and the actual name. Then someone often says "we are all winners" , no you are not one person has won.

MissAdventure Sat 23-Jan-21 12:57:18

Moronic adverts featuring cartoon people, meerkats, singing and dancing, talking household items.

Lucca Sat 23-Jan-21 12:57:25

Pet niggles maybe but hates ?

Kate1949 Sat 23-Jan-21 13:01:30

People on TV, including news readers, who can't say 'sixth', which is most of them. Most say 'sick'.

eazybee Sat 23-Jan-21 13:02:52

People who talk incessantly about their health.

LadyBella Sat 23-Jan-21 13:04:50

Admiration of celebrities, many of whom can hardly speak properly and are, to put it politely, not very bright.

Witzend Sat 23-Jan-21 13:05:23

I can’t stand Michael Parkinson! Went right off him years ago when he was interviewing a very young Charlotte Church and asking her (to me) inappropriate questions. It gave me the unsavoury creeps which have never gone away.

And later, when he’s been advertising in that oh-so-cosy voice, funeral or other savings plans aimed at people with not much or very little money. And presumably being paid handsomely for it.

Re the original question, radio and TV presenters who I’m sure wouldn’t usually or habitually do it, endlessly dropping their Ts.

I swear they are instructed by the Beeb to do it, in order to sound un-posh, ‘relevant’ or ‘edgy’ or whatever they like to call it - certainly not ‘common’, perish the thought!

Maggiemaybe Sat 23-Jan-21 13:44:40

Flytipping and littering.

Redhead56 Sat 23-Jan-21 13:54:42

I cannot stand women of all ages walking around with trout pouts thick false eyelashes and rollers but their in pjs. If they care so much about how they look why don't they get dressed.

People who dump rubbish spit out on pavements and don't scoop up their dogs poo.

Blossoming Sat 23-Jan-21 14:34:31

Things I can’t stand:-

Child abuse, either mental, physical or sexual.
Victimisation of the vulnerable.
Being judgemental.