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Things that annoy you about NZ but aren't really that important!

Old Aug 3rd 2011, 6:58 am
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Pizza hut is bloody disgusting here too

...because almost everything is smothered in disgusting BBQ sauce
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...because almost everything is smothered in disgusting BBQ sauce
Oh yeah disgusting, in the Uk they were nice places here they are dumps
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Oh yeah disgusting, in the Uk they were nice places here they are dumps
I hate the way the advertising goes..'made specially for kiwi men/women' or 'kiwi eyes are different, through them we can see anything we like'...aint that the truth?

WTF, are they another species? More like the missing link IMO.

What a load of bollocks.

I also hate it when supposedly savvy newsreaders say stuff like 'qualative easing' when they mean 'quantative easing' (money printing). Or once I heard a DJ refer to Aston Martin as Austin Martin..how can you get stuff like that wrong..especially if you are a bloke!!! I also hate the shite, crap awful spelling on trademe. These are not typos, just simple shite spelling.
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Originally Posted by love30stm View Post
Pizza hut is bloody disgusting here too
I hate the way kiwis pronounce their e's with an I. Really irritating. So is the kiwi accent actually.
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Oh yeah disgusting, in the Uk they were nice places here they are dumps
I have only ever seen the manky looking takeaway places and never seen an eat in 'Pizza Hut', are there any?
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I also hate it when supposedly savvy newsreaders say stuff like 'qualative easing' when they mean 'quantative easing' (money printing). Or once I heard a DJ refer to Aston Martin as Austin Martin..how can you get stuff like that wrong..
I have come to the conclusion they do it deliberately just to annoy us. If there is a wrong way to emphasise a particular syllable then they will take it. I heard a guy on the radio say: 'un-pur-lattable' the other day. I had to think long and hard about what he meant - unpalatable was the word he was trying to say.
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I have come to the conclusion they do it deliberately just to annoy us. If there is a wrong way to emphasise a particular syllable then they will take it. I heard a guy on the radio say: 'un-pur-lattable' the other day. I had to think long and hard about what he meant - unpalatable was the word he was trying to say.
Mark Sainsbury starting every bloody interview with the work 'LOOK', and just for having a face I would never get bored of punching..

The 'scandanavian flick' that many drivers feel they need to do in order to turn left...

Not being able to buy spirits in the supermarket..

Labelling cheese "Tasty' with no sense of irony...

All 'Glad' products. Why the hell would cooking a chicken in a bag give be better living.

Family Health Diary adverts..

the sign on the way out of chch that says 'motorway' the disapointment gets me every time..

being able to get a 'mild' vindaloo....

short people with umbrellas, oh yeah thats not just in nz, still gets on my nipples though..
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being able to get a 'mild' vindaloo....

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Actually, being asked how hot you want any curry when it has a name like 'madras' or 'dhansak' which usually tells you how hot it should be.
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I hate the way kiwis pronounce their e's with an I. Really irritating. So is the kiwi accent actually.
Oh yeah I hate that the call me Biv instead of Bev and Dick instead of Deck
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I have only ever seen the manky looking takeaway places and never seen an eat in 'Pizza Hut', are there any?
No don't think there is any
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Mark Sainsbury starting every bloody interview with the work 'LOOK', and just for having a face I would never get bored of punching..
You and me both Dustybin That 'look' thing, I hear it a lot! I find it really aggressive and imperious, like telling off a child. Look, don't mess with me! Look, how many times have I told you...?
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Dick instead of Deck
I love that, I even had a 'deck' extension party when i made it bigger. Trimmed the bush around the edge and everything...
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That Chinese food is great in Auckland, but not so good elsewhere, there needs to be a chef/cook distribution exercise
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I love that, I even had a 'deck' extension party when i made it bigger. Trimmed the bush around the edge and everything...
Hehehe what do they say for sex? Six and what do they say for six??? The mind boggles
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Pronouncing 'pin, pen and pan' the same. Very confusing.
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