Random irritations of the day......

Lord Tyrion

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Most people want to pronounce my given name, Cesare, as if it were Caesar.
My nickname, Chez, comes from the correct pronunciation, Chez' ah ray, with the emphasis on the first syllable.
The English pronunciation, Caesar, evolved from the French/Spanish "Cesar," not the Italian "Cesare."
However, when people see "Chez," they want to pronounce it the French way, "shay, " as in "chez moir."
It's somewhat like golf for me. There's no winning.
I had to go back and read this because I made the same mistake. I saw Cesare but my brain jumped to Caesar, a bit like a spell checker. I would not have pronounced it as you described so I have learnt something today.

I definitely have sympathy with Chez, I'm surprised people get that one wrong.

Anyway, be pleased you have an interesting name, you could have been called Nigel 😳
 

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My son’s tennis club restart training tomorrow. I assumed that because it’s in the Leicester lockdown area that it would be cancelled. No, apparently the government have confirmed that it can go ahead as long as no more than six in a group. How this constitutes essential travel I have yet to work out. The irritation is that now training at the club is only permitted if you live in the zone. As we live outside the zone my son cannot enter it to attend his session.
 

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Most people want to pronounce my given name, Cesare, as if it were Caesar.
My nickname, Chez, comes from the correct pronunciation, Chez' ah ray, with the emphasis on the first syllable.
The English pronunciation, Caesar, evolved from the French/Spanish "Cesar," not the Italian "Cesare."
However, when people see "Chez," they want to pronounce it the French way, "shay, " as in "chez moir."
It's somewhat like golf for me. There's no winning.
I seem to remember Cesar Romera pronouncing his name as Seesor, but he was a Mexican Joker :D:p:ROFLMAO:
 
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Finishing an old 1000 piece jigsaw to discover it had a couple of pieces missing. Upside was that I rather expected there to be more than that missing. Only two missing somehow feels more frustrating verging in irritating.
 

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Finishing an old 1000 piece jigsaw to discover it had a couple of pieces missing. Upside was that I rather expected there to be more than that missing. Only two missing somehow feels more frustrating verging in irritating.
There was a video I got shown by someone at work of his mate who's a plumber finishing a check on someone's boiler during lockdown and then quickly pocketing a piece of puzzle from the table , that's so naughty must have driven the person crazy
 

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My son’s tennis club restart training tomorrow. I assumed that because it’s in the Leicester lockdown area that it would be cancelled. No, apparently the government have confirmed that it can go ahead as long as no more than six in a group. How this constitutes essential travel I have yet to work out. The irritation is that now training at the club is only permitted if you live in the zone. As we live outside the zone my son cannot enter it to attend his session.
That is utter cobblers. Turn up and let him play.
 

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Most people want to pronounce my given name, Cesare, as if it were Caesar.
My nickname, Chez, comes from the correct pronunciation, Chez' ah ray, with the emphasis on the first syllable.
The English pronunciation, Caesar, evolved from the French/Spanish "Cesar," not the Italian "Cesare."
However, when people see "Chez," they want to pronounce it the French way, "shay, " as in "chez moir."
It's somewhat like golf for me. There's no winning.
With the Italian pronunciation and heritage, that puts you in a different light. I'll make sure not to get on the wrong side of you as I feel you may have "connections".
 

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So today, on the M20, we are being controlled by the means of a rolling road block... It's pretty damn obvious from our relatively lowly position what's occurring... Loads of flashing lights and appropriate signage on the 'smart motorway' message boards... So, why are the supposed professional drivers, from their far loftier driving position, still whopping on by with speed undiminished? :mad::mad:...
 

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Slightly more than a random irritation; cancer claiming one of my playing mates, aged only 62. RIP. :cry:
It's a brutal disease and one that's doing my head in today as well. Received a call from my mum 2 hrs ago telling me my dad whose been feeling fine but had a full health check part of which was blood tests, which show PSA showing he has extremely high probability of having Prostate Cancer, having a biopsy done early next week to confirm., Dad is angry, mum is in floods of tears and I literally don't know how I feel. Been out for a run to clear my head, now gonns do a workout to then hopefully I'll be able to process it properly, get details of his appointments and drive down to see them.
 
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Arriving at Barclays bank, finding myself just 2nd in the queue, and still having to wait 1h 35m minutes to be seen.
And there were nearly 3 times as many staff wandering around marshalling customers than there were actually serving them.
 
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how long!!!!

shouldve taken a persuader ;)
Even more annoying is that I don't even bank there! It was golf club business to do with getting me on the club's banking mandate. And club manager said I could either do it at a bank or over the phone but also said "... be warned, you may have to wait an hour or so to get through on the phone...". So I elected to go to the bank ...
 
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