Saturday, August 01, 2009

A Pet Peeve

We always talk about our pet peeves, but most people have never seen one. I was all set to do a post about a pet peeve and I realized I needed a picture, so I "took" one. This is my pet peeve. His name is Max.
Actually my latest pet peeve is the phrase "that being said..." What's the point of that? Seriously, we all know it was just said because you just said it and we have ears. Why do people use that expression? This guy named Mike Aubrey must have used that phrase four times last night in maybe 14 minutes of air time on the HGTV show "Real Estate Intervention." He was presented as a "Real Estate Expert." And guess what? The people he was intervening(?) did not take his advice. Would you take the advice of someone that followed every third sentence with, "that being said...."? Yeah, me neither.


VioletSky said...

Max is one ugly peeve.
"at the end of the day", I'd as soon have a kitten. That is mine for this week.
Oh yeah, and the mispronounciation of library and February - there is an r buried in there that is desperate to be recognized.

Big Brother said...

That's one ugly pet...;o) Kind of looks like one of my elementary school teachers way back when. Now that being said let us get back to the subject...;o)

Scarlet said...

Ew, that THING has a name?? It looks like something that would live here in South Florida!

"You know what I'm sayin'?" is one of those expressions that irritates me if it's overused (meaning more than once during one conversation). You know what I'm sayin'?

geewits said...

~~Hee hee, my husband uses that one at work.

Big Brother,
~~Where on earth(?) did you go to school!?

~~That one reminds me of the one I hear the most in N.C. - "Like I said.."

Jazz said...

I think the peeve is actually quite cute. And did the world end because they didn't take the expert's advice? Didn't think so.

That being said I wouldn't have taken his advice either - and for the same reasons.

I HAD to use it, I had to!!!

geewits said...

~~That's the ornery coming out.

Carole said...

I'll be happy to watch sweet little Barney any time! But that pet peeve is freaking me out, and if he's in the garage, I'm running home fast as I can.

Gwen said...

People use that stupid and meaningless expression when, for some unknown reason, they wish to appear pompous; imagining that the dear listener is hanging on their every word. Under the mistaken notion that extra syllables and words make one seem more educated and intelligent, lazy and unimaginative speakers use this cliched expression when the simple "however" would do, as would merely beginning another sentence with no extra preliminary fluff at the start. Drives me absolutely bonkers. My ears involuntarily close when I hear these words. I hang up phones. I change channels. I just can't have it.