What are your pet peeves?

My pet peeve are things said all too commonly that is all too common...

When someone says something like, “When the dinosaurs all died,” or when someone looks at an alligator and goes, “is this the only chance we’ll ever get to see an animal so close to a dinosaur?” 

Or the other day when looking though books I might want to read i came across a title of a book that sounds interesting, but the title bugged me, “voyage of the turtle: in pursuit of the earths last dinosaur.” 

Why does this bug me? Because we still have dinosaurs with us today, you see them in your gardens. Birds are literally Dinosaurs. They’re theropods (the same lineage as T-Rex! But they evolved from smaller theropods than T-Rex) 

another pet pet peeve of mine is when someone sees a massive animal and they say, “it could be a dinosaur it’s so big!” 

Because even before birds there were small Dinosaurs, for example Microraptor. 

I also have a pet peeve about myths in general. An even worse pet peeve is when there is a myth that something is a myth if that makes sense. Lol. 

So so what are your pet peeves? 

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  • In no particular order...

    • Stating the bleeding obvious, especially if phrased as a question; e.g. "Wet out today isn't it?", as I stand before them dripping all over the carpet, doing my best impression of a drowned rat, after walking several miles through said inclement weather.
    • Litterbugs and fly-tippers.
    • Grocery packaging obviously designed to be opened only by people born with Swiss Army knives in place of fingers (fortunately for him, the inventor of the "Tetra-Pak" passed away before I could get at him!)
    • Drivers who think that zebra crossings are just a form of abstract street art.
    • People who couldn't care less that "could care less" means the opposite of what they're trying to say.
    • Chocolate bars which have melted into the wrapper while awaiting purchase.
    • Bannisters with open-ended rails which are magnetically attracted to sleeves and pockets.
    • Text messages from my phone provider about fantastic internet data deals, which always arrive on my text/voice-only PAYG phone just as I was managing to relax.
    • Bin men who re-arrange wheelie bins as cryptically encoded messages to their alien masters.
    • Cars that go "boom, boom..." instead of "brrrrm, brrrm...".
    • Being told by a robot how much it loves me for the umpteenth time as I'm waiting for my call to be answered.
    • Architects who place paths according to their post-modern aesthetic whims instead of in the blindingly obvious places where people will want to walk.
    • Shoes that start to fall apart just as I'm on the cusp of having walked them in enough to be comfortable.
    • People who use their trolley as a mobile barricade in the supermarket.
    • Internet headlines which make allegations about what I do or do not know, presume to know what I will or will not believe, insist that I will be amazed or astounded, etc...
    • The egregious grammar or spelling error that I don't notice during my dozen proof-reads that magically appears as soon as I click "Reply".
    • Plus the ones already mentioned by other posters, and all the other ones...
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  • In no particular order...

    • Stating the bleeding obvious, especially if phrased as a question; e.g. "Wet out today isn't it?", as I stand before them dripping all over the carpet, doing my best impression of a drowned rat, after walking several miles through said inclement weather.
    • Litterbugs and fly-tippers.
    • Grocery packaging obviously designed to be opened only by people born with Swiss Army knives in place of fingers (fortunately for him, the inventor of the "Tetra-Pak" passed away before I could get at him!)
    • Drivers who think that zebra crossings are just a form of abstract street art.
    • People who couldn't care less that "could care less" means the opposite of what they're trying to say.
    • Chocolate bars which have melted into the wrapper while awaiting purchase.
    • Bannisters with open-ended rails which are magnetically attracted to sleeves and pockets.
    • Text messages from my phone provider about fantastic internet data deals, which always arrive on my text/voice-only PAYG phone just as I was managing to relax.
    • Bin men who re-arrange wheelie bins as cryptically encoded messages to their alien masters.
    • Cars that go "boom, boom..." instead of "brrrrm, brrrm...".
    • Being told by a robot how much it loves me for the umpteenth time as I'm waiting for my call to be answered.
    • Architects who place paths according to their post-modern aesthetic whims instead of in the blindingly obvious places where people will want to walk.
    • Shoes that start to fall apart just as I'm on the cusp of having walked them in enough to be comfortable.
    • People who use their trolley as a mobile barricade in the supermarket.
    • Internet headlines which make allegations about what I do or do not know, presume to know what I will or will not believe, insist that I will be amazed or astounded, etc...
    • The egregious grammar or spelling error that I don't notice during my dozen proof-reads that magically appears as soon as I click "Reply".
    • Plus the ones already mentioned by other posters, and all the other ones...
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