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Old 07-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #1
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Pet Peeves

So we know what smell you can't stand. So now what are your pet peeves.

For me it is the National Anthem. Please sing it the way it was written. Don't jazz it up, don't add notes to it that aren't there, don't screech when you sing it, and if you are a celebrity and can't reach that high note, then kindly decline to sing it at a function that is being televised. Don't embarrass yourself. Just sing it like it was written.

Some songs shouldn't be fooled with or rewritten according to the singer.
America The Beautiful
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
God Bless America
The Lord's Prayer
Ave Maria (both versions)

I have heard every one of these songs massacred at one time or another because the singer wanted to do their own rendition.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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So we know what smell you can't stand. So now what are your pet peeves.

For me it is the National Anthem. Please sing it the way it was written. Don't jazz it up, don't add notes to it that aren't there, don't screech when you sing it, and if you are a celebrity and can't reach that high note, then kindly decline to sing it at a function that is being televised. Don't embarrass yourself. Just sing it like it was written.

Some songs shouldn't be fooled with or rewritten according to the singer.
America The Beautiful
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
God Bless America
The Lord's Prayer
Ave Maria (both versions)

I have heard every one of these songs massacred at one time or another because the singer wanted to do their own rendition.
I agree, Addie. Adding all those extra notes - I call it yodeling.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #4
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Margaux´s Pet Peeves: Good Topic Addie

Buon Giorno,

Firstly, I hope that you had a lovely 4th ...

PET PEEVES ...

1. Corporate and / or Individual Litter Bugs; who put plastic bags and their Non biodegradeable rubbish in the Ocean and Rivers of the world

2. Corporate Individuals and People who create Oil Spills

3. Poorly mannered individuals

4. Imbeciles

5. Psychos running loose

6. Canned food overladened with preservatives, sodium, soy and chemicals

7. Control Freaks

Have a nice wkend Addie,
Ciao, Margi.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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I dont think we would be allowed to mess with the national anthem. You would be dragged to the tower and off with your head.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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i completely agree, addie, about the star spangled banner, but i do change one line in america the beautiful. i like to sing "god shares his grapes with thee".
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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And the way a little kid sang "God Bless America,"

"Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with the light from a bulb."
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And the way a little kid sang "God Bless America,"

"Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with the light from a bulb."
good one
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A pet peeve: eyesight that can't see the little grains of salt from the shaker and I have to find glasses in order to see how much I'm adding. Or that can't read the directions on anything without a pair of glasses. Rats.
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A pet peeve: eyesight that can't see the little grains of salt from the shaker and I have to find glasses in order to see how much I'm adding. Or that can't read the directions on anything without a pair of glasses. Rats.
Okay, that's annoying, but it's life.

What irks me is that optometrists won't give me glasses that make my vision as good as it used to be. Okay, I could read the Oxford Compact Dictionary (the one with four pages of tiny type to a page) without the magnifying glass that comes with.
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