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Weird things that irritate about modern life

Discussion in 'Personal' started by scienceteachasghost, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    One of mine is the modern style of the lower case ‘e’.

    As one can see, this has a circular part and straight part, horizontal in the case below:


    However, modern lower case es have the horizontal part inclined so as to necessitate less of a circle. Are people just too lazy and rushed to write a proper lower case e nowadays or is this inevitable evolution in calligraphy?
    Mermaid7 likes this.
  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    You need to get out more
    caress, towncryer, knitone and 13 others like this.
  3. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Does it not depend on fonts?
    nomad and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  4. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    Far too many self-proclaimed 'experts' telling me what I should do, when I should do it, why I should do it and how to do it properly. I drink coffee before bed and sleep like a log. I have my regular 5 a week ( please do not correct me ) and live in organised chaos. No time to waste: I need to finish my hat rack, learn a magic trick, paint a portrait, say hello to my frogs (frogland in the wilderness (back garden) ) and skip to the loo (job no.1).
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Yes - but can you insert a watermelon into your rectum.
  6. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I take it you can.
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Depends, of course.
  8. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    As Germaine Greer once said, "You know where you stick the rough end of a pineapple."
  9. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I have parked the kids. I have had (thus far) half a bottle of wine. Alexis keeps irritating me though ive never kowingly installed it.
    Beddy beckons.
    Nellyfuf2 and nizebaby like this.
  10. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I have masses of clutter and I LOVE it. And I spend zero time navel gazing, sorry, being mindful, because I have a life
    Mermaid7 and Nellyfuf2 like this.
  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Watching tourists at various beautiful locations trying to insert their gormless faces into the frame for a selfie...

    Feeling smug and superior for I am better than them.

    MrsLan then suggesting we take a selfie of our ... sob sob... gormless faces inserted into a beautiful scene.

    Oh how low my hubris has cause me to sink.

    Snap snap...
  12. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    You can?
    So is this with or without tears?
  13. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

  14. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Talking of rectums, many of you might find this easy-to-follow guide useful when debating various matters with others:

  15. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    Is this what Americans mean when they tell others to "stick" their opinions "where the sun don't shine"?
    irs1054 likes this.
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Women should stick their opinions up their collective *****?
  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    "File it in an orifice unilluminated by natural light", as I once advised an irritating colleague.
    EmanuelShadrack likes this.
  18. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Did your colleague get the joke, or faux-smiled not understanding the insult?
  19. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    That's the beauty of this method - it applies to both genders. The last diagram merely illustrated the exact instructions for females.
    racroesus likes this.
  20. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    Checking out an MPAN the other day - a typo had a 0 for an 8 - was irate for most of the process of learning the formula, through an example

    the 13th (last) digit of code gives a basic check on the previous digits​

    1st x 3
    2nd x 5
    3rd x 7
    4th x 13
    5th x 17
    6th x 19
    7th x 23
    8th x 29
    9th x 31
    10th x 37
    11th x 41
    12th x 43

    13th = sum x modulo11 x modulo10​

    There's a choice of computer programs for the application available on-line yet the simple maths was for me a slower extraction.

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