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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:21 PM
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do you know people who talk about themselves in the 3rd person?
does it drive you as crazy as it does me?

i have an aquaintance/coworker who always does this: "Bob works out like that because it makes Bob feel great!" or "Bob got lucky last night" followed by a *wink*.

i just do not get this! where did he lose the ability to say "I"? should i ask him?

tell me i'm not alone in this pet peeve - or tell me one of your own :)
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Lefta Dissenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:22 PM
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1. Lefta Dissenter
just hates that, as well! :P
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:23 PM
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2. well, auntAgonist thinks..
that's really annoying.

"I" know people who do that, is it supposed to be 'cute'?
drives me up a wall.

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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:23 PM
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3. salin is only aware of one person, Bob Dole, who does this
on a regular basis.
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Nitrogenica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:24 PM
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4. Jayson is tired of jayson doing that all the time.
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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:26 PM
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5. Yeah. HEyHEY.
The bastard. }(
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:30 PM
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6. No, Longgrain doesn't talk of himself
in the third person. He's too busy talking about himself in the first. :P
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:38 PM
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7. We doesn't know my preciousss
Ask him where "Bob" is today...and him telling you he got laid is a sign that a few wires are in the wrong place LOL!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:42 PM
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8. Does Bob appear on "Becker"?
:D
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:56 PM
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9. My old boss did. It made me crazy.
I hated it. It's just downright creepy.

Plus he used to talk about "mute points" all the time.

And bought a super-expensive Kinkade and bragged about how much he spent on it. :puke:
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:04 PM
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11. Wow, Kinkade huh?
did he talk about moot points or mute points? ;-)
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:58 PM
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10. Yeah fluff it drives me crazy
its annoying.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:21 PM
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12. i knew this guy who'd talk about ME in the third person...on top of that
he'd call me by a different nickname all the time....
I'd have no idea who he was talking about and then I'd think wait a minute, this is about me!
why is he telling me about me anyway?

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Melynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:28 PM
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13. That's just strange
I never heard of someone doing that. That would both annoy and creep me out at the same time.

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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:31 PM
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14. yeah, well i hated the nick names so much, i didn't notice the rest of the
weirdness until a few days later. LOL. he would not call me Betty, ever.
really annoying.
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