What is a pet peve?

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  • Anonym
    vor 1 Jahrzehnt
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    A pet peeve (or pet hate) is a minor annoyance that can instill extreme frustration in an individual. Typically each person has several pet peeves that aggravate him more than the average person. Another person may not react as negatively or at all to the same circumstance.

    The term originated from the word 'peeve.' A 'peeve,' meaning something that is particularly irritating or annoying, is a relatively recent word. Its first printed usage was in 1911. The term is a back formation from a 14th-century word: 'peevish,' meaning ornery or ill-tempered.

    The phrase 'pet peeve,' a uniquely personal irritant, first appeared in print in 1919[citation needed].

    Pet peeves are typically of common occurrences and a person may encounter his pet peeve very often. An example of this would be someone not using his turn signal while driving; while some drivers feel frustrated when another driver does not use his turn signal, other drivers do not care very much. Many pet peeves associated with driving can result in road rage, where the person who feels peeved seeks some sort of retribution for the action.

    Often a pet peeve will seem illogical to others. For example a supervisor may have a pet peeve about people leaving the lid on the copier up and react angrily. That same supervisor may witness employees coming into work late, and not feel any annoyance whatsoever.

  • Anonym
    vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    The biggest pet peeve is somebody who wants to know what a your pet peeve is. Why do they want to know? What are they going to do about it? Or is it just so they can feel better about themselves at your expense?

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    something you absolutely can not stand that other people do. When people tap their pencils, a type of hair duo, when people drive with both their left and right foot, popping of the neck, putting too many keychains on their keys for example.

  • Anonym
    vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    something that bugs the heck out of u!! even if it is small. like my pet peeve is when people use chalk. i hate it. thats what a pet peeve is...u dont relly have to have a reason for a pet peeve.

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  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    Something that drives you nuts. My pet peeves are people with bad manners and people who are close minded.

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    something that grates on your nerves..i have a lot of them...the word "pet peeve" is actually a pet peeve of mine...how funny is that?lol...i seriouslly hate those words..pet peeve..sheesh..who thought that one up ?

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    A certain thing(s) that gets on your nerves or irritates you the most that you simply can't stand.

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    it is something the just ticks you off when someone does or says it.

    like toilet seat up or down. LOL

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    Something you hate or dislike strongly

  • vor 1 Jahrzehnt

    People asking these questions:

    How do I know I'm pregnant?

    What do you think of my avatar?

    Will you be my pen pal?

    etc...etc...etc.

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