Bete noire: something particularly disliked, as a
noire; Brest beast; Animal in Arles; Beast, in Bordeaux
once a year
– Pet Peeves
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.
Rage itself is considered a pet peeve by many.
peeves are typically of common occurrences and a person may
encounter his pet peeve very often. Pet peeves involve complaints
about specific behaviors, rather than general complaining. Pet
peeves often involve specific behaviors of someone close such as
a spouse or significant other. These behaviors may include those
of disrespect, those involving manners, personal hygiene,
relationships, and family issues. An example of a pet peeve
involving disrespect is 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, or consider something else, such as cell phone usage while
driving more annoying. 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.
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, be annoyed when others interrupt
when speaking, or by messy desks of their subordinates. That same
supervisor may witness employees coming into work late, and not
feel any annoyance whatsoever.
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