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Do you have a small, lighthearted pet peeve that you want to share?

 

When I was growing up I remember there was a lot of emphasis on the proper way to pronounce words in the Bible, the most common word we were reminded to pronounce correctly was Philis'tine.

 

My pet peeve is the number of friends that say Phili'stine (Fill-Ah-Steen) instead of Philis'tine (Fah-Lis-Teen)

 

That's it. It's off my chest now  :)

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I'll share my pet peeve, people who are a little obsessive compulsive over the pronunciation of words.

If I say ink pen even if it sounds like ink pin ,I obviously meant pen or I wouldn't have said the ink part.

Also hill...why would I say 'House on the heel?' I obviously meant hill though my hill rhymes with feel.

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My pet peeve is when sisters fold our invitations into small 1/2" size to slip in door frame.  They look like an accordian.  I've tried to mention it...but they revert back.  If I received that in my door...I wouldn't even look at it.

I wish we had a video about the proper way to leave the invitation in a door.  :D

If I can't slip it into the door I will fold it without creasing it and slip it under the weatherstripping drip rail. 

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When the brother doing the last part of the service meeting is concluding remarks or when the Wt study conductor is asking the final review question and everyone is busy packing up and closing bags and bending to collect stuff.....I'm afraid one day I'll shout and say, "Stop! Pack your bags after the prayer!" It is really so loud and distracting and downright rude. I can hardly hear the closing remarks, let alone the final song number.

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Do you have a small, lighthearted pet peeve that you want to share?

 

When I was growing up I remember there was a lot of emphasis on the proper way to pronounce words in the Bible, the most common word we were reminded to pronounce correctly was Philis'tine.

 

My pet peeve is the number of friends that say Phili'stine (Fill-Ah-Steen) instead of Philis'tine (Fah-Lis-Teen)

 

That's it. It's off my chest now  :)

Sorry Brother Richard, we call 'em Philistines here and in New Zealand (Fill-is-tines or Fill-is-teens, say them quickly), if you come over this side and start talking about Fah-lis-teens you'd get some real funny looks from those friends who hadn't fallen out of their seats laughing.


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My pet peeve is people misspelling & mispronouncing words. :deadhorse:  Wait, I do that all the time. :D

Then we have the Newfie's, Aussies, Brits, and especially the Yanks who can't spell colour :bouncing:

They also don't know difference between Stephen & Steven, what is worse one side of America is different than the other.

Don't forget the orientals :chinese: who say "Chicky flyed lice.


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Hyper-critical brothers and sisters.

For instance, many years ago we were in a congregation of which the majority of publishers were quite posh. Me and my family were very plain and ordinary. A few others were the same.

When one of these less qualified brothers gave a talk, if a mispronunciation was made, you could regularly hear from the audience, either some correcting the pronunciation or hear them 'tutting'.

Well my dad was TMS Overseer. So one week, before he started the school, he asked the congregation if they would like a special visitor the following week to give a talk. Obviously they all, as one, said "Yes".

Then my dad said "if it was the apostle paul would you want him"?

He then read 2 cor 10:10 and 11:6 where paul accepted his speech was poor.

Then my dad said "obviously you wouldnt want paul coming because many of you would cringe at him and constantly correct him when he was speaking".

Naturally this had (at least for quite a while) a good effect and the criticism stopped.


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I wish we had a video about the proper way to leave the invitation in a door.  :D

If I can't slip it into the door I will fold it without creasing it and slip it under the weatherstripping drip rail. 

 

Well I always assumed the proper way was to duct tape it to the glass so they can read it while they try to pry it free. 

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Hyper-critical brothers and sisters.

For instance, many years ago we were in a congregation of which the majority of publishers were quite posh. Me and my family were very plain and ordinary. A few others were the same.

When one of these less qualified brothers gave a talk, if a mispronunciation was made, you could regularly hear from the audience, either some correcting the pronunciation or hear them 'tutting'.

Well my dad was TMS Overseer. So one week, before he started the school, he asked the congregation if they would like a special visitor the following week to give a talk. Obviously they all, as one, said "Yes".

Then my dad said "if it was the apostle paul would you want him"?

He then read 2 cor 10:10 and 11:6 where paul accepted his speech was poor.

Then my dad said "obviously you wouldnt want paul coming because many of you would cringe at him and constantly correct him when he was speaking".

Naturally this had (at least for quite a while) a good effect and the criticism stopped.

 

Sometimes it is difficult to find a balance but then I remember that we have one meeting a week and a book that teaches us the correct way to speak, so it must be important to Jehovah to constantly examine and correct ourselves.

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Well I always assumed the proper way was to duct tape it to the glass so they can read it while they try to pry it free. 

 

I wish the invitations were printed in packs like Post-It notes and had a sticky part on the back, then you stick them to the door, window, windshield, anything.

I want to start using a drone to deliver them to No Trespassing/Locked Gate/Large Dog homes. If the invitation was sticky on the back I could use the drone to stick it to the door.    (tu)

 

Just to stay on topic in case there is a Topic Cop, one of my pet peeves is not being able to access all of the homes in the territory. 

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