An irritating experience caused by others in which you cannot control
People like user Bernardo Srulzon submitting a "pet peeve" definition to Urban Dictionary which is a direct copy from dictionary.com
A word often overused by political leaders when they or their subordinates have been negligient in their decision making, but don't actually carry out part or any of the full definition of the word.
President Bush says he "takes full responsibility for the mistakes in tactics that have failed to secure the safety of Baghdad". However, the guy is still president!