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What's your pet peeve?

What's your pet peeve?

Date: May 31 2007

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: Jeffro

Lesson

A "pet peeve" is an English idiom that describes something that really irks or bothers you. In English, we often use the word "pet" as an adjective to describe things unique to a person.

A pet peeve is also unique to a person. It is possible that no two pet peeves are exactly alike. 

My personal pet peeve is the sound of fingernails scratching a chalkboard (see photo). The sound really irks me and makes me want to jump out of my skin. I don't like it. My girlfriend's pet peeve, on the other hand, is when someone talks while chewing. While everyone can agree that talking with your mouth full of food is bad manners, it definitely irks some people more than others.

Other common pet peeves are people who talk too much, people who are rude, or people who talk on their cell phone while driving. 

What's your pet peeve?

 

Vocabulary

To irk: To bother.

Makes me want to jump out of my skin: Something that really bothers you.  

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dsdfsfd

Åland Islands

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06:13 AM Mar 25 2017 |

Tinachen

China

closet and secretaire are too messy.

12:45 AM Apr 24 2013 |

zeus164

Turkey

my pet peeve ıs to see someone is talkıng her/hıs telephone when drıvıng a car.

07:21 PM Nov 19 2007 |

diomand80

diomand80

Turkey

My pet peeve is people's fighting with each other because of unneccessary  things.

10:27 AM Nov 19 2007 |

zeeshi

zeeshi

Pakistan

may pet peeve is pressure horn used on main roads.

01:59 AM Nov 19 2007 |

zeeshi

zeeshi

Pakistan

my pet peeve is pressur horn, comonly used in Pakistan.

01:58 AM Nov 19 2007 |

hoda61

hoda61

Morocco

my pet peeve when im talking and some1 interrupt me

thx jefrro Wink

 

10:58 AM Nov 10 2007 |

jigsaw_virgin

Pakistan

Awesome

10:28 PM Nov 05 2007 |

vhez

vhez

Philippines

my pet peeve is when i see people who pretend that they understand everything..

10:33 PM Nov 01 2007 |

knight_ness

El Salvador

my pet peeve is when people are introducing you with some new friends and then you dont know what to say or talk about cuz you dont know them 

08:56 PM Oct 29 2007 |

INNOVATIVE PIONEER

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

generation gap it means the lack of understanding or the differences between older people and younger people.

 

 

08:04 AM Oct 28 2007 |

timafon

timafon

Russian Federation

i haven't any pet peeve, but bad TV serials in wich bad actors who can't playing. My mother like it. Why?

03:38 PM Oct 27 2007 |

INNOVATIVE PIONEER

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

TV advertisement are one of my pet-peeves

11:01 AM Oct 26 2007 |

sweety_honey55

Morocco

my pet peeve is people who think that are the best they know everything and that they are supperior to others.

04:09 AM Oct 19 2007 |

woman_inlove

United Arab Emirates

my pet peeves are being in the situation wherein i cannot do anything but to stay put and see what people might think towards me.

04:10 AM Oct 07 2007 |

arabian

arabian

Egypt

my pet peeve is my boss when i feel him trying to control freak me for no reason.

04:05 AM Oct 07 2007 |

julia210297

China

my pet peeve is noisy people and noisy children.

09:32 AM Oct 05 2007 |

serena liti

China

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02:49 AM Oct 04 2007 |

serena liti

China

my pet peeve is talking to someone(especially a man) who always do not know what you are talking about and change the direction of the conversation, also someone keeps talking all the time, it makes me crazy….

02:49 AM Oct 04 2007 |

nad_rome

Italy

I hate competition people , the ones who make a competition in everything, in a simple conversation too!

02:55 AM Sep 30 2007 |

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