You're the only person annoyed by this.
PSA- Definition of Humbling
People who screw up "affect" and "effect."
Also, people who chew loudly.
when they yawn... like I really want to see your friggin tonsils?
A pass? I have no tonsils due to a farming accident.
loudly like a hippo. Hold off on the "hurricane hollar," please.
agreed...but "there" and "their" is even worse
They're they're, it'll be ok.
you're/your is just as aggravating. It's/its is also bothersome to me, but considering I see it misused in otherwise reputable sources all the time, I can't let it get to me too much.
"loose" and "lose" is the worst.
Just don't loose your head over it.
EDIT: let's not forget toe-may-toe/toe-mah-toe
I feel bad for you. You must be an easily annoyed person.
Because a perfect game (as an event) is not more important than the person who pitched the perfect game
1 : not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive
You know what I hate? People who post stupid things like this on a Michigan sports blog.
I hate when people don't use the oxford comma.
I don't give a fuck about an Oxford comma.
Vampire Weekend reference or do you actually not care?
I, for one, am a huge Oxford comma fan.
I mean, the song is good, but I wouldn't call myself a huge fan
My own farts make me laugh.
I hate how my girlfriend gets mad when I fart and buttercup her. I mean, who the hell does she think she is.
But honestly, who cares? Do we want athletes to say "oh yeah, I rock. Totally on me, that accomplishment." We'd call them arrogant.
But how about if they just pointed to the sky and said "that's all on the big guy up there." We call those people preachy and obnoxious OR stupid and hypocrites.
Or how about if they didn't say anything and just went about his/her day? We'd say they are aloof and disconnected from the gravity of the situation, that "you need to make a big deal about it for the fans and your teammates."
So yeah, professional athletes can never win because people love to graft their own beliefs on their accomplishments. That's why, I don't know, people probably shouldn't expect athletes to respond any differently than we do to a major accomplishment; with the most personal humanity they possess.
To mention that when athletes say this it "begs the question" whether they know your definition. /s
when newspaper columnists do it.
You know what I hate? When people correct grammar/spelling incorrectly.
Example: Some girl commented on something I wrote about the "immanent nature" of something with "Lol considering immanent isn't a word, I think you meant imminent. But we all knew what you meant ;)"
No bitch, I meant inherent. Not impending. Chill out. Same when people correct someone's use of "irony" regardless of whether it was used correctly.
Also there was this one time some guy made an MGoBlog post about the word humbling. Fuck that guy.
So hold on a minute....you spell a word "Immanent", and when someone corrects it, she's the bitch because you actually meant inherent? I'm not sure I follow your logic
They are two different words.
You just humbled yourself
Especially when I am in Ann Arbor and trying to find parking for a meeting, scenes like this really gets me going...
...calls for a Will Campbell Hood Slide.
I can't stand blackberries or cranberries but love blueberries! Am I the only one who feels this way about these berries?
I hate yams but can' get enough sweet potatoes
I should hope you hate yams, they are poisonous if cooked incorrectly... and unless you've eaten extensively in Africa, you've likely never had "yams."
I don't care what kind of hate you're preachin.
when you're watching a TV program and the volume suddenly doubles when a commercial comes on. Damn you, commercial television. Damn you to hell.
Wasn't there supposed to be some new FCC regulation that said advertisers weren't allowed to do that anymore?
maybe because I can't hear anything over the commercials.
Maybe it applies to broadcast TV and not cable? Not sure.
Yupbi heard this too. The commercials are now supposed to be the same volume as the show.
my remote's mute button has become very ureliable. Why the heck did I get a new-fangled modern-type TV thing if it weren't for the remote to fight the blaring commercials?
And misplaced apostrophes. That's another biggie.
I know everyone's having fun ripping on the OP, but I've always been confused as to why "humbling" is the word so many people use to describe the experience of accomplishing something great. It doesn't annoy me or anything, but it has always struck me as odd that that's the word so many people use (obviously it's cliched at this point, so of course everyone says it now).
should you ever, ever watch or listen to Mel Kiper, then. Every player is "a [player name]."
Also, you know what I hate? Fortune cookies that offer advice or wisdom instead of predicting stuff, e.g., "Home is where the heart is."
Goddamn it fortune cookie, that's not predicting anything.
"Early to bed, early to rise makes one healthy, happy, and wise."
Fuck you, fortune cookie. That's not telling me the future. I want you to predict that I'm going to meet an important person in my life in the next week, get a promotion, find something I lost, die in a boating accident, etc.
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
I'm gonna fucking kill you, fortune cookie. Grow a pair and make a prediction. Not only do you not understand the appropriate function of a "fortune" cookie as opposed to a "sayings you find embroidered on couch cushions in your grandmother's house" cookie, but you don't even cleanse the palate of that gooey, tangy General Tsao's glaze the chicken swims in. Why do you exist?
"A good friend will help you move. A great friend will help you move a body."
OK, that's pretty fucking good, fortune cookie, I'll grant you that. I'm going to let it go this time.
Speakng of fortune cookies I always thought it would be great fun to put less than happy "fortunes" in a cookie and watch the results. Fortunes such as "You will die tomorrow in a horrible car accident" or "your wife is cheating on you as you read this" would make for an interesting lunch.
My best fortunte cookie experiene was when I was having dinner with my (then and still current) girlfriend back in college at some Chinese place in Ypsi. She opens her cookie and it says "You will find happiness with a new love." She starts laughing and teasing me, until I open my cookie and see that it reads "You will soon be relieved of a great burden."
Now, years later, she's not happy and I'm still burdened. Those cookies may have been on to something. (I kid, I kid.)
Was it Great Lakes Seafood Restaurant at Packard and Carpenter? Damn I loved that place
I have no idea what the name was or where it was located (Carpenter sounds right, but Great Lakes Seafood doesn't ring a bell). This would have been like six years ago. It was a really good place, from what I remember, though.
I prefer my fortune cookies without "a pair," but that's just me.
Not just "a" player, but also "the players". For instance, talking heads will talk about "the Tom Bradys, Peyton Mannings, and Brett Favres of the league" or "the Michigans, the Alabamas, and the Oklahomas of college football." Come on!!!
In your Carlos Quentin example, I'm totally ok with saying "a Carlos Quentin-type player," but not "a Carlos Quentin", unless there are multiple outfielding Carlos Quentins of high quality running around, in which case "a" or "the" are both acceptable.
I'm just waiting for the OP to either close his single quote (') or open the double quote ("). I mean, how are we not seeing this?
Please let it be September.
P.S. Can we get a Hello post, please?
Ensure vs insure. It happens all the time in work emails, and it drives me crazy.
It actually really annoys me as well--there are a lot of words/phrases that are frequently misused, but this one irks me because people use it in a manner completely opposite to its actual meaning
I hate it when people say "I seen it" - saw is not that hard to say people!
When people start off the discussion (paper, speech, or other exposition) of a concept with its dictionary definition. Examples include:
"What is courage? Well, according to Webster's, courage is 'blah blah blah".
"You know what bothers me? When athletes misuse the word humbling. According to the dictionary, 'humbling' means 'blah blah blah'".
It sounds trite and frankly cliche. You're not being insightful, either with the content or the presentation. If I wanted to know what the dictionary thought about issue x, I'd go look it up myself! Please, say something worthwhile.
Also, people who don't remove the lint from the dryer after they're done using it.
as in, "he was totally dominate this afternoon." Hello?
I also get bothered by people using "bias" in place of "biased", as in "that article was very bias". I think that one bothers me the most because it happens frequently in otherwise well-written comments.
This one is done so often on boards that I thought it was an inside joke to which I wasn't privy. If it's not I hate everyone on the Internet, because you all do it. All of you, stop it!
you know what annoyed me? when i was living in gainesville and i would wake up on sunday with a hangover and all i wanted was something to eat so i would drive to chick-fil-a and it wouldnt be open. I would do that every sunday, i never learned. at least i dont have to be disappointed up here
On about 50% of all OT posts during the offseason, some jackass says, "I seriously can't wait for September," or something similar.
I may have broken a slight grin the first time, which was probably two offseasons ago.
P.S. No offense to the offending jackasses.
I thought it was mis-labeled (missing the "OT" from the title)---when I saw the title, I was afraid that a fellow M-Blogger had gotten bad results from his doctor regarding his PSA exam numbers. I suppose getting bad PSA #'s would be rather humbling, though not as humbling as that damn "glove test!
I still don't know what PSA means.
I hate that I'm old and have to ask my children or search the internet because I don't know what most of the acronyms or memes mean that you damned kids use.
Get off my lawn, and stop typing gibberish!
I don't necessarily think that's a new acronym :-/
intensive purposes I could of cared less if this thread had been dileted.
wasnt all that excaped youre notice.
The use of the word humble is actually is a fascinating topic worthy of real discussion. It is easy enough to look up various definitions of "humble." I'll simply note that to be humble is to have the quality or characteristic of humility, considered one of the classic virtues.
When an athlete says they are "humble," it sometimes is code language for their faith. A key text for this comes from Philippians in the New Testament: "Don't do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves." (Phil. 2:3.)
Conversely, the Bible has a ton of verses speaking against pride and arrogance. For example, Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance. (1 Samuel 2:3) and also, First pride, then the crash---the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. (Proverbs 16:18.)
The movies are full of examples contrasting the arrogant with the humble. A favorite that comes to mind is The Gladiator. Maximus (Russell Crowe) exemplifies humility. He would not put himself forward as Emperor. Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) is full of himself, full of pride, full of ambition, full of arrogance, with no moral compass.
There is a lot of precedence for the quality of humility among athletes. Look for example, at Lou Gehrig's farewell speech when he retired from the New York Yankees: "Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans. Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky."
Lou Gehrig could have been bitter. Considering his accomplishments and ability, he could have been proud, arrogant, and condescending. But he exemplified the meaning of the word "humble." A humble athlete appreciates the gifts and talents they have been given. True enough, their hard work makes a huge difference. But they consider themselves fortunate to have the leg speed or arm strength or hand eye coordination or size or whatever to excel.
Closer to home, Denard is a great example of a fine young man who is "humble." He certainly came from "humble" circumstances. In humility he has submitted to the changes Borges has asked him to make. He has never pouted, or complained, or put himself forward inappropriately. I would submit to you that the combination of Denard's ability, along with his humility and joy of life, is what endears him to so many fans.
In contrast, I wonder if Tate Forcier's pride or sense of entitlement led to his downfall. The same thing might be said of T. Prior, or of Ryan Mallett.
The contrast between pride and humility exists on the coaching front as well. I think Hoke exemplifies humility. He is keenly aware of his great fortune to be in the position of the Michigan head coach. He is not too proud to spend time working with the defensive line. In contrast, think of former ND coach Weis. His arrogance and pride and pomposity grated on most everyone, including Michigan fans.
What complicates the use of "humble" is that it has become a trite phrase, and is often not heartfelt when spoken by an athlete. Of course, we can't always tell what is "fake" humility and what is genuine. But if an arrogant athlete uses "humble" in a fake way, it is even worse than not using it at all. False humility is worse than honest arrogance.
Well, my comments have clearly morphed into the tl;dr category. For those who have read through my ramblings thus far, I'll close by saying that true humility is a winsome quality that reflects well on each and every one of us. And loud, prideful, boastful, arrogance? Not so much. Thankfully, under Hoke's stewardship and leadership, I don't see the latter happening often at Michigan.
when people make fun of me for screwing up to/too/two. Because I have to stare at a letter for a few seconds to type out what I want to say, I always type to when I want to vocalize to/two/too. It's handicapism when people make fun of me.