Pet peeve

Hummer in compact spot. Had to add the dots on the U which makes it duemmer = more stupid in German , pic: bartkings.blogspot.com

I have a few pet peeves, one is big cars in general and another those same vehicle sparked in “compact cars only” parking spots thereby blocking two parking spaces, then there are people who skip the line (unless it’s me, of course), people who drive less than speed limit or text while driving, or have terrible table manners, or slam car doors shut in front of my window at 2 am and then have really loud, drunken, meaningless discussions, …

That might have made the meaning of pet peeve clear, if not, here is a definition:a pet peeve is something about which one frequently complains.  It is something (often small) that really irritates one which nobody else out there is bothered with.

The origin of the word is unexciting, its first usage was around 1919. The term is a back-formation from the 14th-century word peevish, meaning  ill-tempered.

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