Marais wrote:Come on, we all have them.
Mine is when people say 'I have a couple questions' without putting the 'of' in there. To me, it should be '...couple of questions'.
Another thing is English people overusing the word 'like' (which is definitely the most used word in the English language now) and French people saying 'bah', 'bon', 'voilà' or 'quoi' all the time.
I'm a Manchester United fan and i saw an interview with Eric Cantona and every other word was 'quoi'. Possibly the only thing in the world that can make me hate him haha. That and his rubbish acting.
I agree with you about 'quoi' but not 'voilà' - in Belgium people often say it two times, so 'voilà voilà' but it doesn't annoy me, I like it.
In Dutch it's annoying when they say 'hoor' or 'ja, hoor' because so many Dutch make the r like an extreme American one, and with annoying Dutch intonation. Dutch intonation in general is very annoying (Randstad Dutch, other varieties are less annoying).
I can't think of annoying things in English or German. Some regional accents are annoying, like the strict school teacher lady type of German, and the Essex English.