Pet peeve number 39:
"I'm taking Chinese at school, but only because they're not offering Japanese."
What the hell?? What's so bad about Chinese that it's considered a fall-back option for Japanese. It's two different but equal languages, people! For people who say that, do they realize that Kanji IS traditional Chinese? It's not like Chinese is some inferior version of Japanese. And also, for anyone who tells me any more Japanese equivalence of a Chinese word when I didn't ask for a translation are going to receive a butt-kicking from Joey.
I'm Chinese, but I hold no crazy thought that the language holds any superiority to any other language. It's just as easy and hard to learn as any other language. If you grow up with it, it's going to be easier to learn it.
So here's my thought of the day, for anyone who says:
"I'm taking X only because Y isn't offered."
should probably STFU. Because you know... it sounds rude.
//hops off soap-box