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KenAdams Mon 22-Oct-12 11:20:06 many people say "should of" and "apsolutely"?

So many people seem to do it. I think more people say "should of" instead of "should have" these days. Madness!

Bubblemoon Mon 22-Oct-12 11:21:51

NBU at all.

How about Pacific instead of specific???

Trills Mon 22-Oct-12 11:23:03

YABU to wonder why - it's fairly obvious why they do it. "Should've" (verbal abbreviation of "should have") sounds like "should of".

YWNBU to find it irritating or to wish that they didn't.

GhostShip Mon 22-Oct-12 11:23:15

I hate 'he's with the angles now'

It's never an appropriate time to correct them.

WorraLiberty Mon 22-Oct-12 11:23:42

Umvelope instead of envelope

<< shudders >>

MrGeresHamster Mon 22-Oct-12 11:25:25

These are 'Americanisms' I think. The usage increases due to American TV shows being shown here and transferred into UK language.

Evolution of language Vs Queens English argument.

You should visit 'Pedants Corner', you might like it.

missymoomoomee Mon 22-Oct-12 11:25:55

My old boss used to say 'exact' instead of 'exactly'. It drove me bonkers.

bagofholly Mon 22-Oct-12 11:28:00

Ghostship that's made me laugh out loud!

My mum is having trouble with her harmones, my dad has a pesky prostrate and my kids won't eat any venchtobbles except crockley.

Trills Mon 22-Oct-12 11:29:09

Spelling/pronouncing something wrong is not an "Americanism".

bagofholly Mon 22-Oct-12 11:29:13

And a lazy cow I worked with kept saying that she had been (in a Dundee accent) horrended. How I didn't choke her, I really don't know.

Fakebook Mon 22-Oct-12 11:29:17

Same reason they say chimley and disCusting.

Giglet Mon 22-Oct-12 11:29:49

Axe instead of ask.


bagofholly Mon 22-Oct-12 11:32:10

Giglet, my friend's son says arkss in this weird Jafaken accent. He is from rural Bedfordshire and to our knowledge has never met anyone from the Caribbean.

Fakebook Mon 22-Oct-12 11:32:31

I've noticed people from African and Jamaican heritage seem to say "aks" instead of "ask". Must be a dialect thing.

BeingBooyhoo Mon 22-Oct-12 11:32:39

or draw instead of drawer.

GhostShip Mon 22-Oct-12 11:32:45

bagofholly I even saw it on a bumper sticker once! Doesn't anybody just say 'umm I think the e becomes before the l...' grin

mollymole Mon 22-Oct-12 11:33:28

Two times really annoys me, what is wrong with twice.

bagofholly Mon 22-Oct-12 11:34:27

Ghostship perhaps they were Saxons? grin

My mums neighbours daughter is studying a Doctrine at uni grin

anklebitersmum Mon 22-Oct-12 11:35:20

ooh, you're so NBU!

My favourite hate is 'supposubly' <shouts, frustrated> it's supposedly and whatever you do don't start me on their, there and they're grin

missymoomoomee Mon 22-Oct-12 11:42:51

Supposubly <shudders> I HATE that too.

To hone in on.

It's home in on - you hone your skills, or the edge of a knife.

Every. Single. Meeting. In. Work. someone (my boss, I'm looking at you) says this. Aaaaagh!

Giglet Mon 22-Oct-12 12:02:34

That's exactly it bagofholly

Dannilion Mon 22-Oct-12 12:21:44

anythink. somethink. nothink.


KenAdams Mon 22-Oct-12 12:57:24

Ghostship and BagofHolly grin

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