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I get annoyed when people shorten my name to "dave" in emails. I've never been known as dave, no one calls me dave, and my name is either David or Milner. I cant understand why people dont know this before they speak to me. 

 

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If it's a boy they're calling him Milner, after Dave..........

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I get the whole spelling Philip incorrectly thing all the time. I even go out of my way to help by just signing off emails as Phil so it is easy to avoid the ll or l debacle. Of course, your average person seems to go ahead and spell it wrong regardless.

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I have literally never introduced myself as 'Phil', but almost everyone I know, apart from family and girlfriend, call me Phil. It doesn't bother me amongst friends and acquaintances, but it does irk me slightly when people shorten it in a professional context.

 

Especially as my name is Colin.

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I often get called 'Andy' in emails for some reason. It's not really that difficult, my actual name's in the email address FFS.

 

I never get it in e-mails, but every now and again someone will take to calling me Lindsay/Lyndsey because apparently it's pretty much the same name. 

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Try working with elderly with mostly dementia. Some remember me as joss, according to others it's josh, john or guss.

Not as bad as people you've known your whole life still call me josh.

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Over the phone, when people ask for my name, they seem to think I'm saying "Jill". Not even just the odd person. It happens a lot.

 

Maybe I just can't say my own name.

 

Or maybe it's my very feminine voice*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*I don't have a feminine voice. It's deep, like Barry White.

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People often tell me my name makes me sound like a porn star and then say it in an American accent. 

 

I find the whole thing demeaning to women. 

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People often tell me my name makes me sound like a porn star and then say it in an American accent. 

 

 

 

Is that why it says 'Well-known member' above your avatar?

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I don't even pronounce my own name (matt) right because of the scottish glottal stop. I feel weird having to enunciate the hard 'tt'.

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Sweet porridge. Whoever decided to put sugar or anything sweet in porridge should be shot and burried somewhere. Porridge should only ever be served with salt in it. 

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Sweet porridge. Whoever decided to put sugar or anything sweet in porridge should be shot and burried somewhere. Porridge should only ever be served with salt in it. 

 

Whilst I mostly agree with you - salt would be my staple porridge partner - there's something nice about apple and cinnamon porridge. Very nice indeed.

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I don't even pronounce my own name (matt) right because of the scottish glottal stop. I feel weird having to enunciate the hard 'tt'.

 

This. It took moving to Australia to realise my name was 'Matty' and not 'Ma-ae' as I'd always been called back home. I hate MaTTy.

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Folk who don't know how to queue at a bus stop, then try to barge their way in front of you when the bus actually arrives.  It's not a difficult concept to grasp, especially when there is a long line of people already there. 

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Pet hate: the abbreviation of 'pickups' to 'pups'.

 

I don't need to justify why this annoys me, but it really (irrationally) does.

 

I also hate this.

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Is salty porridge a Scottish thing? Seems common around these parts, but totally alien to me, and my palette doesn't appreciate it. Folk at work seem to have their salty porridge oats with water and not milk. Isn't that essentially gruel?

 

I don't care for salty foods in general. Probably why I also don't care for rowies. Or gruel. I'd rather have a sugary porridge, or with a blob of jam. Then again, porridge is very low down on my cereal pecking order anyway.

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