What Would Go Into My Room 101?

The CryptsSome months back a number of bloggers were compiling a list of what they would have go into Room 101 never to be seen again. In case you didn’t know what Room 101 is, it is a room that was introduced in the George Orwell novel ‘1984’ and was a torture chamber where the prisoner was subjected to his or her nightmare. It has now become a place where people consign the things they dislike the most.

So, in no particular order, here are mine!

1. The term ‘LOL’.

You will never find me using this term…ever! I can’t stand it. If you want to say that something is funny then just say so for goodness sake!! LOL just conjures up images of people lolling about. It is just annoying! I can’t stand LMFAO and all the other silly shortened terms either!

Painted By Letters...2. Bad Grammar.

I can understand missing the odd comma or punctuation mark but to use improper English is just ridiculous. ‘Your’ instead of ‘You’re’, ‘could of’ instead of ‘could have’, ‘to’ instead of ‘too’, ‘there’ instead ‘their’, ‘where’ instead of ‘were’ and ‘were’ instead of ‘we’re’….the list goes on.


3. People who whine and moan on Facebook.

Yes, there are people who complain but then there are the constant whingers who complain about EVERYTHING. The weather, their lives, their family, their health, the weather. Get over yourselves!!

Road Sign4. People who don’t use their indicators in their car.

Why? Your car was fitted with the damned things so bloody well use them! On a roundabout, if you are taking the second exit, then I understand if you are not signalling when you come onto the roundabout but flipping well signal when you are coming off!!

5. Facebook game requests.

No I don’t want to damn well water your seeds or crush your candy or splat your jelly or whatever. The only thing I will do is play Scrabble because it is educational (see point 2!!).

6. The Voice (TV Show).

I have attempted to watch this show for two separate series. It sucks. It is a bunch of sycophantic, ego-gratifying clap-trap. The fact that the celebrity judges gush over the contestants and their voices is just puke-inducing. The trouble is they are building these people up for a massive fall.

Female Singer7. Singers who can’t sing.

I list among these people Ellie Goulding, Diana Vickers, Rebecca Ferguson and Lily Allen. They all sing in a sort of baby cutesy voice which sounds nothing like their real voice or it sounds like they are talking the song instead of singing it! They are so lacklustre in their singing that they can’t even be arsed to pronounce the words properly either.

8. People who cannot speak properly

The lack of ‘t’s’, ‘g’s’ and ‘th’s’ left in the English language is embarrassing. ‘Ge’in’ – no, it is ‘getting’. ‘Free’ is not the number that follows two. It is not free in the slightest! This also applies to fink, fought and fin all of which change meaning with mispronunciation. The fact that these speakers expect the listener to work out what they mean is both selfish and lazy, not to mention setting a poor example.

Dog Eat Dog 2/29. Inconsiderate Neighbours

No, I do not want to hear your dog barking at midnight, I do not want to hear your child screaming outside my front door whilst playing football in a communal area and I do not want you dropping your rubbish in my garden. Common decency goes an awful long way.

10. People who want your time without giving anything in return.

I am not talking about friends with regards to this, I am more than happy to be there for my friends whenever they need me.  It is when a work agreement has been made that I have an issue. The particular example I would like to use is film students or upcoming production companies. If I give my time to a project and, I understand they can’t always pay, then I would at least like a quality copy of the film within a reasonable time frame! To add insult to injury some of them also expect you to spend your time and money to attend an audition for a film you might not get in a film that doesn’t pay you when a perfectly good chat on Skype and copy of your show reel is more than enough to gleen what your capabilities are!

Finally, I just need to add my bad shoulder – it can just go and do one!

There you go…I feel better now! What would you put in your Room 101?

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  2. Helen Neale (@KiddyCharts)
    February 11, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Hi my lovely – I love this list – I did this as a linky a while ago on my “other” blog and would love if you linked up…I so remember the old format for the show though, and miss Nick Hancock! 😉 http://www.stickersstarsandsmiles.com/memes/room-101-what-would-you-put-in-yours/ (excuse the link hope I don’t get spammed!)
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  3. February 5, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    Love this list although admittedly I do use LOL (sorry). But I am definitely with you on the car indicator thing as an ex driving instructor people’s bad driving habits are my pet hates and I could name a huge list! Also people that cannot be bothered to talk properly- I’m from Belfast originally and I still have an accent however I still speak properly- most kids today see it as being cool rather than sounding like a total moron 🙂
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  4. February 4, 2014 / 9:39 pm

    Fabulous ranty list, I’m sure we were only meant to do 3 things though! 😉

    I *nearly* had a date with a nice-sounding bloke but while we were arranging a meeting on the ‘phone he actually SAID “LOL.” Of course I cancelled!

    Tell that frozen shoulder to bu&&er off as well xox
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  5. Katie @ AMotherThing
    February 4, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    It’s so funny you’ve posted this, as I was just trying to explain the British TV show to one of my American friends recently, and I couldn’t explain why it was an awesome concept. I may have to write a post on this, as well, as right now there are a LOT of things I’d have in mine! 🙂

    • February 4, 2014 / 5:34 pm

      I didn’t realise you guys got it over there! I really wanted to like the concept, but…well anyway, I’d love to see your Room 101s! Thanks for commenting 🙂 x
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  6. February 4, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    Oh my what a vent – I bet you feel better now eh Vic? I have to admit that I agree with quite a few of these. 😉 Especially the grammar thing, although I do admit to breaking the rules sometimes. I only ever use LOL when I actually do Laugh Out Loud, otherwise it’s just stupid. You know children have started using this term in the playground? They actually say ‘lol’ not L.O.L. I HATE IT!!!!! I busted BP for it, he hasn’t said it since. 😉
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  7. February 3, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    The thing I love about this post is that the original Room 101 posts were the ‘three’ things you’d put in room 101! You having ten has made it isn’t a huge tirade of getting things off your chest, and I love it! 🙂 I think mine were Dummies, Teenie tiny denim shorts and Katie Hopkins! x
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