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It peeves me what does it do to you?

As you may have realised from my post the other day about my 'pet peeves' this is my usual term when something really irritates me, particularly if it is something that I encounter more than once. Often the term someone uses is based on local custom or local dialect. I am fascinated with the regional terminology for things that affect us all and over the past couple of years I have been listening out for different phrases, one of which is the terms you use when something really irritates you, and below are some of the choices (I couldn't fit all the options in, but these seem to be the most frequent that I have encountered) Choose the phrase below that matches most closely with what you say or if it is none of these, vote 'other' and give the phrase in comments. ;oD

pet peeve

2 votes / 10% 2 votes / 10 %

grind your gears

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

get your goat

1 votes / 5% 1 votes / 5 %

wind you up

8 votes / 42% 8 votes / 42 %

push your buttons

4 votes / 21% 4 votes / 21 %

flip your switch

0 votes / 0% 0 votes


4 votes / 21% 4 votes / 21 %
This poll has received 19 vote(s) so far.

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Kasman wrote on January 17, 2015, 1:35 PM

Lot's of things wind me up. That's probably my most often said 'don't like it' quote.

lucyluuk wrote on January 17, 2015, 1:39 PM

Wind me up is popular phrase for me another more lower class version would be "gets right on my tits"

melody23 wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:09 PM

'does my head in' 'rips my knitting' 'gets on my wick' 'does my box in' or 'does my nut in' (your nut is your head by the way) theres a few that come to mind. depending on how mad I am about whatever it is that's happened I may throw a swear word into anyone of these, or not.

j2401 wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:40 PM

I couldnt repeat on here what I usually say when something really annoys me

Louemham wrote on January 17, 2015, 3:13 PM

I am from Yorkshire in the UK, and our term is definitely 'wind you up' although I have heard of the other terms often

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 17, 2015, 3:24 PM

I have to throw in with what J2401 said. My most oft used quote is usually mumbled under my breath and is a relic of my Army days. Need I say more.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:04 PM

lol I have to say that does fit me some of the time

mrsmerlin wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:05 PM

I like the 'rips my knitting' that's one I hadn't heard before

mrsmerlin wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:07 PM

lol well it depends if the kids are within earshot

mrsmerlin wrote on January 17, 2015, 4:11 PM

I don't know why but I never associated you with a Yorkshire accent. you know how you build up a picture of people you talk to then you find out you were wrong it comes as a shock. its like finding your dad in your mom's undies lol

suzzy3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:49 PM

People you don't listen wind me up. People who try to push in at the supermarket or bus stops. I try to keep my temper under control.

UK_Writer wrote on January 18, 2015, 4:34 AM

I'm all about the goat :) Things really get my goat when they annoy me. I got that phrase from my mother. If I had to choose a 2nd choice it'd be Wind Me Up.

CoralLevang wrote on January 19, 2015, 10:52 AM

Having been in the military (two branches), I have heard many things to describe this, depending on from what part of the country (U.S.) or the world people called home.
Some that I can recall: "jacks my jaws"... "smokes my shorts"..."it went right up my butt/backside/ass/arse/bum"..."ticks me off"..."pisses me off"
All of these usually have some sense of increased irritation or anger associated with them.
And like a couple of other of the military folks have indicated, there are a few that I would not even mention in here. I wouldn't want to offend the Army. emoticon :winking: Go Navy! *grins*

mrsmerlin wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:52 PM

lol no, having been around forces personnel for most of my life I am quite used to the 'colourful' language

mrsmerlin wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:53 PM

I have been known to comment very sarcastically and loudly when people push in front - or rather when they try, they are not usually successful

mrsmerlin wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:54 PM

lol you tell 'em girl! I hadn't heard some of those, it fascinates me how the same language can vary so much