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To state that it is WOULD HAVE, not "would of".

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SanitaryOwl Sat 04-May-13 17:43:48

FFS! Would HAVE. Should HAVE. Could HAVE. Not: "of". You never "could of/would of/should of" ANYTHING.

Sorry. As you were. I just really needed to get it off my chest. I already have my biscuit, and now I shall sit here in my judgy-pants and continue silently rolling my eyes at all of those who "would not of" started this thread.

AuntieStella Sat 04-May-13 17:49:14

Any particular reason you have posted a plea for greater observance of rules in the wrong topic?

GruffaloAteMySocks Sat 04-May-13 17:49:40

YANBU, I'll add that using 'then' and 'than', 'you're' and 'your' wrong annoys me too. I'd never correct someone though, it's not my place and some people really struggle with grammar.

Blissx Sat 04-May-13 17:50:12

Totally agree-see it everywhere on this forum and it irritates me too. Thanks for bringing it up flowers

HollyBerryBush Sat 04-May-13 17:51:39

Get off of your high horse

>ducks and runs<

acceptableinthe80s Sat 04-May-13 17:55:47

Can i add it's 'lose' not loose. As in you have nothing to lose.
Loose is when for example your trousers are too loose.

Sorry, been bugging me for ages, had to get it out. blush

kokokardashian Sat 04-May-13 17:57:44

I don't give a shit.

SanitaryOwl Sat 04-May-13 17:58:18

"Any particular reason you have posted a plea for greater observance of rules in the wrong topic?"

Because that's not what I'm doing. I'm ranting and judging everyone who doesn't conform to my belief. I believe that is precisely what AIBU is for.

And I couldn't find the "Grammar Pedants" topic.

HollyBerryBush Sat 04-May-13 18:04:07

Might I draw attention to accept and except?

and also advise and advice

AuntieStella Sat 04-May-13 18:04:31

The Grammar Pedants' Topic is here.


Maxium12 Sat 04-May-13 18:05:09

Yes, it may be pedantic but it's irritating.

Add, bored of instead of bored with.

SanitaryOwl Sat 04-May-13 18:05:11

They're/There/Their are different WORDS.



juneybean Sat 04-May-13 18:05:15

it's here grin

juneybean Sat 04-May-13 18:05:34


SanitaryOwl Sat 04-May-13 18:07:37

With the best will in the world, I don't think it's actually the grammar pedants who need reminding of this one, frankly. grin

crashdoll Sat 04-May-13 18:08:32

Alot is the only one that irritates me, apart from that, I am very 'meh' about the whole thing.

orangeandemons Sat 04-May-13 18:09:41

Affect and effect drive me mad

thebody Sat 04-May-13 18:10:57

I really wish I was good at language and that I cared.

I am not and I do not,, not one jot.

Bowlersarm Sat 04-May-13 18:12:14

It won't be remembered.

My spelling is good, my punctuation is good. I know a lot of words. But I absolutely cannot get, however much MNers try and drum it into me, apostrophes. I'm sorry, I just don't remember.

If you have a blank spot, well, you just have it!

AuntieStella Sat 04-May-13 18:16:49

The pedants, who are a nice inch, might not need reminding.

But one of the reason why that topic exists is so that it can be hidden, so those who do not want to see unpleasant attacks on other posters do not have to.

A want of consideration is as bad, if not worse, than a typing slip.

FattyMcChubster Sat 04-May-13 18:19:45

People who write 'carnt' make me a little bit stabby...hmm

kokokardashian Sat 04-May-13 18:23:22

Nobody needs reminded because it's not important.
It's talking shit on the internet, not a CV.

fairylightsinthespring Sat 04-May-13 18:23:52

YANBU OP, "lol" also gets right on my pip. "FFS" used to as well, but now my kids are of an age when you have to be careful what you say around them, it's quite useful grin. Also, "I done some.." rather than "I did some.."

louisianablue2000 Sat 04-May-13 18:24:37

Where oh where has would of come from? It's something that the young ones at work have started using relatively recently, I'd never heard it before. Is it some foreign import?

TallGiraffe Sat 04-May-13 18:27:42

There was a man on BBC breakfast the other morning saying that good grammar was the source of happiness and a good economy grin

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