A medium to large game bird with a plump body and feathered legs, the male being larger and more brightly coloured than the female.
Also, to moan, to have a pet peeve, to complain, something that annoys or irritates you. I'll tell you in a minute about one of my main grouses, or pet peeves. But let's see what would be yours in the example below.
Imagine you are at the cinema. It's a crowded theatre and you're enjoying one of your favourite films. What would irritate you the most?
People talking to each other whilst the film is on.
The couple behind you being amorous.
The volume of the film is too loud.
A grizzly Momma bear and her cubs enter the cinema.
A flock of seagulls deposit their souvenirs on you.
People eating in the cinema and the sound of sweets unwrapping, or packets of popcorn etc ...
An attack of cramps throughout the whole audience.
You remembered you left the lights on at home.
People going to the toilet.
The person in front of you has big ears obstructing the screen.
The tears in your eyes because of the price of cinema tickets.
Someone has dropped their ice cream at the back of your shirt or dress.
Which one of these would be the most irritating event to spoil your enjoyment? For me, it is the sound of sweets and other packaging being crumpled and crunched whilst the movie is on. I wish they had closed captions (subtitles) in movies.
I once saw Les Miserables film on TV with closed captions. Now I can claim to have read the book.
Did you know, I once went to the theatre and they had closed captions as the play was performed. As the actors were saying their lines, young ladies in swimming costumes paraded on the stage carrying large cardboards with the words the actors were saying. Just like they do on boxing matches to denote what round it is. These women walked up and down on the stage in front of the actors holding the cards high up showing us the words that are being said.
I liked the women in bikinis better than the play.
Anyway, what is your pet hate, or grouse?