Friday, July 14, 2006

Friday Five -Slight Edit

1. Grammatical pet peeve
As an English major I probably have many -- however, as someone who grew up with some interesting, colloquial language uses herself... well, see below.
My biggest pet peeve here? Probably poor spelling or the improper use of the apostrophe.

2. Household pet peeve
Hmmmm.... Leaving food on the counter after dinner instead of putting it away? Ooo.... actually, when my husband trims his beard and doesn't clean up (entirely) the "droppings."

3. Arts & Entertainment pet peeve (movie theaters, restaurants, concerts)
Crabby, snooty or inattentive servers, or on the other end of the spectrum, over-attentive, insecure servers. My DH and I have both waited tables in the past and have come to expect good service.

4. Liturgical pet peeve
Breaking the bread when saying the words "and he took bread and broke it" ... I was taught (drilled) that the words of institution are a remembrance, not a re-enactment. Not that how I learned or how I do it is "right" or that it really matters... :)

5. Wild card--pet peeve that doesn't fit any of the above categories
Driving pet peeve: People who don't use their blinker. My snotty response? "I think blinkers come standard on that model..."

Bonus: Because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God: What do YOU do that others might consider a pet peeve?
As I indicated above, there are a couple of things that I say that probably make others shudder. I grew up saying things like, "Do you want to come with?" I've learned now to say, "Do you want to come with ME" or "Do you want to come ALONG?" Also, it's a regional thing, I've discovered, to say, "I'm going to go put gas ON the car" as opposed to IN the car, which seems safer, clearly, but ... well, some things are hard to break!


juniper68 said...

have you heard this joke?

Lady1: So, where are you from?
Lady 2: We are from where we do not end sentences with a preposition?
Lady 1: So, where you from, (your favorite expletive here)?


Pink Shoes said...

I have and I'm a big fan! Particularly since I can remember the exact moment in time when someone pointed out this grammatical snafu -- If only I hadn't been so smitten with him, smugness and all...!

Songbird said...

When do you break the bread?

Pink Shoes said...

After the Lord's Prayer...

JWD said...

I'm right there with you on the breaking the bread thing, pink shoes!

juniper68 said...

good thing one of your pet peeves is not people who put too many question marks in their comments, even when they are not asking questions....

tee hee

Sue said...

Yes, I was also taught that you do not break the bread until after the Great Thanksgiving prayer is finished.

The fraction of the bread and the pouring of the cup are also visual remembrances, and technically, the worshipers are in a prayerful posture and may not see it if it is done during the prayer. That is why it happens during the Sharing, after the Lord's Prayer.

Just my two cents..

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

I was going to ask the why and how about the bread, but I guess it has been answered, unless you have a different explaination.

Do you think that some pastors are just taught different things - or- perhaps not taught about liturgical symbolism -or- perhaps they ignore what they are taught? Maybe different people do these sorts of things differently for differnt symbolic reasons.

I've never heard about putting gas on the car, although we are talking about the same region. But one that has surprised me is Do you want to go show? meaning, do you want to go to the movie.

Pink Shoes said...

PSoftly, I think it might be a combination of all those things -- different teaching, different emphasis. Some I would guess simply ignore or forget what they've been taught. I "caught" my DH doing just this very pet peeve in his first parish and when I asked him about it he didn't really have a good reason as to why he was doing it, but has since stopped!
Re: the regional bit... I think the gas on the car comes from a bit further west ... we never said, do you want to go show, but then we didn't (don't still) have a movie theater closer than 40 miles....

Songbird said...

Well, I'm UCC and nobody taught me much of anything since we are not, at least in Congregational territory, particularly liturgical. Most of my Communion experience came in a clergy group, and we spoke the Words of Institution to each other while breaking the bread and lifting the cup, eyes open.
This may explain why I felt confused leading Communion at a Methodist church in Mississippi when I was there in January. The order of things was unfamiliar, and I couldn't figure out when I was supposed to break the bread.

hipastorzwife2B said...

Ooh I "come with" too. Is it regional? I grew up in PA.

Pink Shoes said...

It might be regional.... It might just be bad grammar!