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PET PEEVE PARADE
February 19th, 2016 5:17 PM


Dear Friends,
In my capacity to remove any thoughts of displeasure in facing circumstances that are beyond one's logical interpretation, the recognition of pet peeves can be considered the solution that offers mental stability.
There are times one is confronted with dialogue that is difficult to grasp due to its perplexing delivery. This confusion stems from the inability to decipher the proper grammar required to convey the intent of the message in question. I've noticed for some time this situation is a direct result of speech that lacks structure in its meaning. While there are presumed intelligent members of society that have succumbed to this modem of communication, one needs to ascertain the degree in which the English language escapes elements of comprehension.



I offer the following checklist:
1. "You Know" - I have heard this phrase used so many times during conversations, that I do not know how to respond when the direction or the focus of one's verbal communication is a vacuous attempt at emphasizing one's lack of knowledge. 'You know' has been utilized by various segments of society that include media networks and by presidential candidates when discussing challenges that confront Americans. There's one particular candidate that continues to express 'you knows' as a method to manipulate our basic understanding of its message. This person deploys such verbiage, as it tends to enforce an agreement in our minds by applying 'you know' before, during and after a public speech, presentation or interview. Granted, this unusual diagnosis may be construed as 'over the top' but I surmise that one's environment, personal development, intelligence or lack thereof, has something to do with the usage of this phrase whenever its applied.
2. "At the end of the day" - This expression has become one of the most irritating and vapid exhibitions of incongruous verbiage that I've come across. This phrase is supported by elitist talent in the media, government officials of all stripes and those in various manifestations of authority. Individuals in this category welcome superfluous attempts to communicate a sense of accomplishment in higher education, by patterns of speech that exposes themselves to ridicule. I've witnessed individuals of this sort, extol the same exact expression several times when discussing any topic of a political nature, in a prolonged sentence that lacks substance or a modicum of intelligence. There's one particular politician that has the ability to remind his constituents that 'at the end of the day' he can view all pressing problems will be resolved, because 'at the end of the day'
 we can see the process of negotiations will be successful 'by the end of the day,'
 This example of reasoning is prevalent in our society as the basis for political correctness that literally devastates the rationale for logical conclusions or basic common sense.
Many of these folks seem to forget it's best to commence the 'day at the very beginning' instead of ending it at the start of the day.
3. "Transparency" - Since I can remember, I always believed a transparency was a 'see-through clear piece of acetate used for projecting data, diagrams and text onto a screen with an overhead projector.' This definition was mentioned in the Business Dictionary and I concur with its description. I've used transparencies in High School, College, the local Library and in Business to illustrate the drawings or the information I've desired to share with others in a presentation, or to use for my own research. Nowadays, when you hear 'transparency' in any discussion by those in Washington or the media, the word has become a pejorative by its attempt to offer clarity and the truth, when its purpose to disseminate the obvious is nonexistent. So whenever 'transparency' is mentioned by anyone, ascertain the significance in using this specific term as it will reveal the motives of those adopting its newest definition.
These are just 3 of the pet peeves that have surfaced over time and has garnered my attention. By today's standards, if our health, prosperity and happiness improves in the near future, the manner in which we succinctly express ourselves towards others would change appropriately.

Thanks again for your continuous support.

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Posted by Jesse Dorado on February 19th, 2016 5:17 PMPost a Comment

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