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It's 'he is' or 'he's' not fucking HIS!!

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AintNobodyHereButUsChickens Sat 11-Aug-18 22:12:53

Does this drive anyone else mad? More and more recently I'm seeing people write 'his' instead of 'he's' or 'he is'. Why?? For example "His going to the shop soon." It's not interchangeable with them so stop doing it!!

Userplusnumbers Sat 11-Aug-18 22:13:49

Never seen this in anyone apart from younger children, so on that basis YABU

FissionChips Sat 11-Aug-18 22:16:16

There used to be a troll on the relationships board who always wrote “his” instead of “he is”. Not spotted them for a while..

starzig Sat 11-Aug-18 22:21:09

I have never saw this. Could it just be a typo?

Singlenotsingle Sat 11-Aug-18 22:23:19

No, OP's right. I've seen it too. Poor English? Poor English teachers.

AintNobodyHereButUsChickens Sat 11-Aug-18 22:23:46

No I see it on Facebook all the time. In young children I would understand but this is all adults!

I see it far too often and from too many different people for it to be a typo.

CluedoAddict Sat 11-Aug-18 22:27:15

Yes, I have noticed this recently.

ThisIsNotARealAvo Sat 11-Aug-18 22:32:17

I know a few people who write this in texts.

Breadsticksandhummus Sat 11-Aug-18 22:34:02

Yes it does my nut in. People do it in Facebook groups all the time.

See also - "chocking" instead of choking.

MonaLisaSimpson Sat 11-Aug-18 22:35:42

I know a couple of people who put av instead of I've and it makes me murderous! As in "av been to the shop."

JennyOnAPlate Sat 11-Aug-18 22:37:20

This is very common round these parts (midlands) and yes it does drive me nuts. The world is full of illiterate idiots.

whatsmynametoday Sat 11-Aug-18 22:37:21

Not seen this but know a fair few people who use he's when actually it's his. 😡

Saidthesharktotheflyingfish Sat 11-Aug-18 22:38:14

Have you noticed the loss of 'to'? So people go London or go Birmingham for example?

HotSauceCommittee Sat 11-Aug-18 22:38:56

Be glad you don’t live in the Bristol area; when someone is lying down, they are “led” down. It does my tits in.

Andthatsthat Sat 11-Aug-18 22:39:45

I’ve also seen this on fb. I also hate it.

Agree with chocking too! And a dinning room table with a Chester draws!! angry

Breadsticksandhummus Sat 11-Aug-18 22:41:48

The thing is with chocking for choking is that I don't even understand how it happens!!

And I do see he's for his a lot to. Eg:

"when I give my baby he's bottle he sometimes chocks on the milk"

AnotherOriginalUsername Sat 11-Aug-18 22:42:14

I live in the West country so appreciate that there are some heavy accents going on down here but there's no excuse for spelling "turned" as "turnt".

My theory on the matter is that people just aren't reading enough to learn/improve/vary their vocabulary these days. My sister is 10 years younger than I am and the only reading she does outside of studying purposes is (increasingly poorly written) things on various social media platforms.

spiderlight Sat 11-Aug-18 22:43:51

My DS's friend's mum always puts 'he's' instead of 'his' - she'll even use the correct and incorrect versions in the same sentence: 'He's at he's dad's this weekend'. Irritates me no end!

DameSquashalot Sat 11-Aug-18 22:51:32

I've seen it lots, but assumed it was autocorrect. Like people using 'women' when they're talking about one person.

missmouse101 Sat 11-Aug-18 22:56:56

OMG, yes! Also the fuckwits who write could of or should of.....It's 'HAVE' FFS.

spanishwife Sat 11-Aug-18 22:58:21

Ugh these kind of stupid grammar errors are by pet peeve. Also:

"He was been" = he was being
I brought it from the shop... when they mean "bought" (otherwise that would be stealing)

I have friends from the west midlands who use "we was" or "I weren't"... Wonder if this is a dialect thing because they are both very intelligent with degrees and proper jobs! They must know!

Various incorrect uses of their and your should be a criminal offence also.

ColinsVeryJolly Sat 11-Aug-18 22:59:18

The one that gets me is ‘been’ instead of being. angry

Babdoc Sat 11-Aug-18 23:01:34

The two that annoy me are “loose” used in place of “lose” - eg “I might loose my job” and “of” used instead of ”have ” - eg “I could of gone”. Both seem to be increasing online, even on MN.

kinseymilhone Sat 11-Aug-18 23:03:51

"For sell" on Facebook selling groups is the one that drives me up the wall. I cannot abide it! It's "For sale" you fucking fuckwits!!!!

AintNobodyHereButUsChickens Sat 11-Aug-18 23:04:36

Actually I think the worst one I've seen was a screenshot my friend sent me of a sofa for freein her local Facebook selling group.

"Sofa free, needs a clean because the kids drowned on it" shock We assume she meant drawn, but still....

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