To be annoyed by '...'

(48 Posts)
LittleMissRayofHope Mon 04-May-15 22:28:35

It's massively over used! It bugs me.

I just received an email and it was in the subject line - unnecessarily.

Then the ought out the email there were no full stops to finish a sentence. Each sentence and each paragraph was finished with '...'

It has pissed me off I may be slightly pissed off by the stupid fucking email of course I feel the '...' Is often used in a incredibly passive aggressive way. Just bugs me.

end rant

SirChenjin Mon 04-May-15 22:30:14

I don't understand a word of that! grin

Euphemia Mon 04-May-15 22:30:42

I don't understand. Can you give an example, please?

LittleMissRayofHope Mon 04-May-15 22:32:28

Really... Does no one understand... This is my example... Is it getting clearer yet... sad

fredfredgeorgejnr Mon 04-May-15 22:33:59

No, 'cos you're using it wrongly...

MajesticWhine Mon 04-May-15 22:33:59

It doesn't particularly bother me... what was the email about?

Euphemia Mon 04-May-15 22:34:19

Okay, so you receive communications from people who misunderstand the ellipsis.

How is it passive-aggressive?

Purpleball Mon 04-May-15 22:34:23

Drives me up the fecking wall. I have a colleague who never finishes a sentence when talking and uses.........when typing to do the fecking same!

He gets one word replies from me angry

SeaUnicorns Mon 04-May-15 22:34:31

Is it the use of inverted commas that annoys you?

FarFromAnyRoad Mon 04-May-15 22:34:33

Is it the …………… annoying you? I like using ……….……… grin

fredfredgeorgejnr Mon 04-May-15 22:36:14

Or is it the use of three periods (...) instead of the ellipsis (…) which bothers?

SirChenjin Mon 04-May-15 22:37:03

You mean ellipsis? confused

It just denotes a trail of thought, surely. . . wink

SirChenjin Mon 04-May-15 22:37:33

an ellipsis

Blistory Mon 04-May-15 22:37:53

I like it, but then again . . .

SeaUnicorns Mon 04-May-15 22:38:34

Oh cross post, it's the ellipsis that annoys you.

I can see it would be annoying in formal emails, they are using it wrongly, but maybe they don't know they are?

LittleMissRayofHope Mon 04-May-15 22:39:05

It's the incessant over use of ..............

I was putting the commas in.

I feel I have over reacted.
The email has set me off a little bit but in general it bugs me.
Used on FB on everyone's statues. In text messages, emails, even bloody written down.
It feels to me like there is an implication involved, or an expectation.

Just bothers me

MrsDeVere Mon 04-May-15 22:40:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CMOTGilbertBlythe Mon 04-May-15 22:42:04

You're not alone, I hate it.
It seems to be the written equivalent of the ending of sentences in a high pitch. To indicate uncertainty.

Euphemia Mon 04-May-15 22:42:22

I've never seen emails or FB statuses like that - it must be a "thing" among your friends. smile

Now, misuse of the apostrophe - that's something to get irate about ... angry

CMOTGilbertBlythe Mon 04-May-15 22:43:13

I love creepy wee brackets though.

TheFirstOfHerName Mon 04-May-15 22:45:14

Not sure what you mean...

SirChenjin Mon 04-May-15 22:45:16

The one that drives me insane is - Thoughts?

No, I won't jump to your demand for my thoughts, you tosser. We are equals, we have a conversation, we discuss, and the correct request is 'what do you think?'

MrsDeVere Mon 04-May-15 22:47:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CMOTGilbertBlythe Mon 04-May-15 22:53:53

SirCh, what do you think of "Discuss"?

SirChenjin Mon 04-May-15 22:54:05

that's something to get irate about

I think you'll find its thats'

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