Words indicating annoyance, anger

  • sperdomo

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    here's a syntactic way to express annoyance and dissaproval:

    Use a negative question.

    Weren't you supposed to write me? (you said you would)
    Don't you think you should stop?
    Aren't you going to say anything?
    Didn't you say you would pick up the tickets?

    If you get the tone of voice right, these "questions" will be highly annoying to the person on the other end.
     
    sperdomo said:
    here's a syntactic way to express annoyance and dissaproval:

    Use a negative question.

    Weren't you supposed to write me? (you said you would)
    Don't you think you should stop?
    Aren't you going to say anything?
    Didn't you say you would pick up the tickets?

    If you get the tone of voice right, these "questions" will be highly annoying to the person on the other end.

    Yes! This is a good trick :)
     

    Artrella

    Banned
    BA
    Spanish-Argentina
    Douglas said:
    And, to put in some cynical diplomacy you may add: "Did I misunderstand that your were supposed to. etc". . .



    Reaaaally cynical!! Very good one!! you say a lot without using "annoyance" words... very smart and poisonous!! :D
     

    gaer

    Senior Member
    US-English
    Artrella said:
    Reaaaally cynical!! Very good one!! you say a lot without using "annoyance" words... very smart and poisonous!! :D

    "Smart and poisonous". Good way to put it. Here's another expression:

    "Nasty-nice". :)

    Gaer
     

    la grive solitaire

    Senior Member
    United States, English
    To express extreme annoyance, how about "to call someone on the carpet" ? For example, "My boss called me on the carpet for taking the afternoon off without telling her." (I think it may be a little old-fashioned but I love the image it conjures up!)
     
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