I don’t know why, but it really bugs me in a thread like, “What’s your favorite color?” when someone replies with:
“Blue. End of discussion.”
There are variations on this idea, and they are all equally obnoxious, in my book.
“Blue. Close the thread now.”
“One word: BLUE.”
This really bugs me, and I see it all the time. Oh, is your opinion the definitive opinion? Are opinion-based questions simply guessing games until you come by and settle the issue once and for all? After all, your opinion is unassailable, arrived at through only the most stringent logical processes, so 'twould be folly to argue with it.
It’s a minor thing, I admit, and I realize many people do it because they feel it’s kind of clever and witty. But to me it’s just obnoxious. Could be because I’ve had a couple of friends who did feel that any opinion they held was the de facto “right thing” and therefore could not be argued with. This was not their most endearing quality.
But hey, that’s just my opinion.