In this episode, I talk all about things that I find annoying and use some useful expressions to talk about this. Most importantly, I end the episode with some ideas on how we can deal with our annoyances and become more understanding and patient human beings.
I am quite a sensitive person, and I probably have misophonia (literally “sound hatred”) which means an extreme sensitivity to certain sounds. There are ways to deal with our annoyances, so I think it’s useful to talk about it today.
Let’s give people the benefit of the doubt.
- Negative Nelly (00:53) – A term for someone who is being negative (Nelly is a name)
- Thick skin (5:02) – To not be bothered by insults or criticism from others
- Pet peeve (6:02) – Something that really annoys you
- Misophonia (7:55) – Extreme sensitivity to sounds
- Muffled (9:43) – Sound that is obstructed by walls, clothing or something else, so it’s hard to hear
- Pain in the neck (9:51) – Annoying
- To bury one’s head in the sand (10:48) – To ignore something
- To pull your hair out (11:13) – To get very stressed and annoyed
- Infuriated (13:30) – Very angry
- To get in a huff (14:09) – To get a bit angry
- By a hair (14:27) – By a very small amount
- To clench (19:19) – To squeeze your muscles (usually in your fist or jaw)
- Inherent (19:37) Existing as an essential characteristic of something
- To give someone the benefit of the doubt (19:55) – To not assume that someone is doing something for bad reasons – maybe just a misunderstanding
- Equanimity (21:40) – A state of peace