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What's your pet peeve?

What's your pet peeve?

Date: May 31 2007

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: Jeffro


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?



To irk: To bother.

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


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My pet peev is narrow minded people who think they are always right in their points, even when they are completely wrong!!!! I hate it…   

03:25 PM Jun 03 2007 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

my pet peevs is not having social relation and therone  that really make me mad is burping!!!!oooooo whats your idea???

03:13 PM Jun 02 2007 |


United Kingdom

My pet peeve is people who listen to loud music while I'm trying to sleep at night.

03:05 PM Jun 01 2007 |

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