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Pet Peeve = something that a person finds particularly annoying

Also see: bugbear


  • How is ‘pet peeve’ rendered in other languages?
  • What are your pet peeves?
  • What are your technical/technology pet peeves?
  • How do we talk about pet peeves?
  • In respect to responsible travel, what are your pet peeves? = Con respecto al los viajes responsables, ¿cuáles son tus manías?


  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Robocalls
  • Autoplay
  • Planned obsolescence
  • Single use plastic
  • Lack of replacement parts
  • Tweets which are automatically posted from a Facebook account
  • Error establishing a database connection
  • Email with attachments
  • Constant Contact
  • Newsletters
  • Mailing lists
  • Patter of local and nightly news anchors
  • People taking offense when I ask that they unsubscribe me from a mailing list
  • The printer is not responding
  • Database error
  • Clicking ‘remember me’ to no avail
  • Session timeouts
  • Spam
  • Unreliable narrators
  • Not being able to disable iPhone “Liked/Loved an image” in text messages (Reddit)
  • Not being able to change language or filter out commentary from sports broadcasting
  • Messages that are delivered or not delivered to phone and tablet depending on whether the others have or do not have the same kind of phone
  • Roman Numerals in Superbowls
  • Logging in on a new device
  • Waiting
  • Waiting for a phone call
  • Waiting on hold without knowing how estimated time or number of callers to wait

Instagram Pet Peeves: How do you edit a photo caption on a laptop computer?

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