To refuse to engage with anyone who uses of instead of have?

(405 Posts)
ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Sun 31-Aug-14 21:29:08

That's it.

clpsmum Sun 31-Aug-14 21:30:17

You are definitely NOT being unreasonable

notnowbernard Sun 31-Aug-14 21:30:25

When written, spoken or both?

I find it more irritating in print

fassbendersmistress Sun 31-Aug-14 21:30:30

Good luck with that.

(YABU)

Frogisatwat Sun 31-Aug-14 21:30:40

No. Gets up my nose too.

WorraLiberty Sun 31-Aug-14 21:31:13

I could of written that OP myself

YANBU

snice Sun 31-Aug-14 21:31:56

you should of put this in Pedants' Corner hun grin

Trills Sun 31-Aug-14 21:32:38

You have no obligation to engage with anyone on MN.

If you apply this rule in real life you may find yourself in some difficult situations, particularly if you have a job.

Yabu I'm afraid smile

ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Sun 31-Aug-14 21:32:59

Ha. Ha. Ha.

PleaseNoMoreMinecraft Sun 31-Aug-14 21:33:36

I cringe inwardly every time, YANBU! It does seem much worse written down than spoken, doesn't it - not sure why, maybe because it seems like it could just be a slip of the tongue if it's spoken.

ReadyToBreak Sun 31-Aug-14 21:33:50

YANBU!

ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Sun 31-Aug-14 21:33:51

I don't have a job. So that's ok then.

ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Sun 31-Aug-14 21:34:48

Sod off stealth.

ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Sun 31-Aug-14 21:35:04

wink

moggiek Sun 31-Aug-14 21:36:16

YANBU! I mark down student papers for this!

halfdrunkcoffee Sun 31-Aug-14 21:36:43

When I was 15 and attending an English lesson in a French school, I wrote something like "Adrian Mole is fed up of" and the teacher corrected my English. I should have written "fed up with".

It does irritate me when I see things like "could of" and "should of" written down. It's not so obvious when spoken as they sound similar to have.

When spoken it's would've should've could've rather than of. When it's written down it's just plsin wrong. I am noticing it more and more and can finally see what drives people to correct others spelling and grammar in a thread although I have resisted.

bikermouse1 Sun 31-Aug-14 21:38:53

But why would it affect your olfactory senses, op?

Hedgehog80 Sun 31-Aug-14 21:40:24

Mil uses he's instead of his. Drives me mad.....

MsVestibule Sun 31-Aug-14 21:40:27

I'm a grammar/spelling pedant and loads of minor errors irritate me. However, I just have to accept that not everybody has been blessed with an innate understanding of this like what I have.

ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Sun 31-Aug-14 21:41:09

You've got me there biker. Don't understand.

bikermouse1 Sun 31-Aug-14 21:42:02

Sozz, not op's nose wot was offended/afflicted....'twas froggy's .

Me neither

Ahhh x post that makes more sense

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