Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 235
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Rings are annoying?

    I want to explain why I don't wear a ring. I'm not allergic. It's not prohibited to wear a ring at work. I just don't feel comfortable wearing one.
    What's a common way to explain it? Do you say "rings are annoying"?

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 16,967
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    I want to explain why I don't wear a ring. I'm not allergic. It's not prohibited to wear a ring at work. I just don't feel comfortable wearing one.
    What's a common way to explain it? Do you say "rings are annoying"?
    I would say "I don't like wearing rings."

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 235
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    Thank you.

    There could be some reasons why you don't like wearing rings, so what would you answer if people ask you "Why?" after you tell them "I don't like wearing rings"? I want to know a natural way to say "I just don't feel comfortable wearing one", "I don't like the feeling of wearing a ring on my finger", or "Rings are annoying", or something like that.
    Last edited by herbivorie; 01-Feb-2014 at 10:27. Reason: typo

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • New Zealand
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 1,817
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    not a teacher

    I want to know a natural way to say "I just don't feel comfortable wearing one", "I don't like the feeling of wearing a ring on my finger".

    Something like, "I don't like wearing rings, they annoy me." or "… they don't feel comfortable." seems fine.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 25,808
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    I don't like how they feel.
    I'm uncomfortable wearing one.

    Don't say "Rings are annoying" or "I don't like rings" because that doesn't seem to be true. It sounds like you like rings on other people, you just don't like wearing them.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 16,388
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    Quote Originally Posted by herbivorie View Post
    I want to explain why I don't wear a ring.
    Why? Has somebody asked you? It's nobody's business but your own.

    I don't find it necessary to justify why I haven't got a tattoo or had my tongue pierced.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,606
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #7

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Why? Has somebody asked you? It's nobody's business but your own.
    My wife doesn't wear a wedding ring and has been asked why not. I don't either, but no one's asked me.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: May 2011
    • Posts: 235
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #8

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Why? Has somebody asked you? It's nobody's business but your own.
    Actually, many people have asked me in my life. That often happens in a conversation among girls.
    I don't mean a wedding ring. I mean wearing rings as fashion.

  3. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 25,808
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #9

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    If wearing rings for decoration is a cultural norm, then I can understand why people ask you why you choose not to join in. It's still none of their business but when people meet someone who very obviously eschews traditional/cultural norms, people are frequently interested in their reasons.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • New Zealand
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Nov 2010
    • Posts: 1,817
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #10

    Re: Rings are annoying?

    not a teacher

    Many people I know wear rings, I choose not to for reasons that are probably similar to herbivore's. I sometimes wore a ring when I was younger but kept taking it on and off, I found it annoying, which prompted my earlier post. This does not, of course, mean that I find other people wearing rings to be annoying. Over the years a few people have commented on the fact that I don't wear rings and it doesn't bother me at all.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. annoying choices
    By jasonlulu_2000 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Nov-2012, 06:18
  2. How bad or annoying is my accent?
    By armani9 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 24-Feb-2011, 05:54
  3. she 's always annoying about something?
    By linhtho0211 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 30-Nov-2008, 11:56
  4. about redundance(quite annoying!!)
    By sanctuarylsw in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Dec-2007, 11:56
  5. [feeling] Annoying English?!
    By Wai_Wai in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 13-Nov-2006, 09:59

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •