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To find it really irritating when people say 'pound' when they mean plural of pound?

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Alsoflamingo Fri 23-Jan-15 18:37:00

Realise it's nothing new, but really….. why? I mean, no one says 'one car, two car', do they? So why on earth not knock yourself out and shove the 's' onto pound like a normal person?

wowfudge Fri 23-Jan-15 18:38:32

Yep - it's irritating. So is 'one pence' - it's a penny, perfectly good word for the singular.

redexpat Fri 23-Jan-15 18:40:11

Annoys me too.

Binkybix Fri 23-Jan-15 18:40:12

Yes a million times over. A real pet peeve of mine!

pippop1 Fri 23-Jan-15 18:41:49

Oooh, and me about the pound thing. Very annoying.

LindyHemming Fri 23-Jan-15 18:42:51

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HappyAgainOneDay Fri 23-Jan-15 18:43:11

One of my peeves is that the singular and the plural of 'lb' is 'lb' not 'lbs'.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 23-Jan-15 18:43:14

I'm hearing this in a South London accent. "that'll be 50 paaaaand, innit". I miss home. YAthereforeBU. grin

Iveabsolutelynofekkingideadoi Fri 23-Jan-15 18:44:11


FelixFelix Fri 23-Jan-15 18:44:16

I do this, sorry. It's just how I was brought up to talk.

Worst one is the plural of vinyl. It's not vinyls confused

flightywoman Fri 23-Jan-15 18:44:31

Irritates me too! But I have a lot of things like that that which wind me up!

My current bugbears are mainly food-related, I can't bear the way people talk about "tucking in"!

OmnipotentQueenOfTheUniverse Fri 23-Jan-15 18:47:26

It's a regional thing surely? Lots of people round here say pound (or Pahnd). Or quid even.

OmnipotentQueenOfTheUniverse Fri 23-Jan-15 18:48:39

Oh so YABU as this is an accent/dialect thing and totally normal in some places so ner really.

Iveabsolutelynofekkingideadoi Fri 23-Jan-15 18:48:42


A cheeky anything kills me on so many levels!

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 23-Jan-15 18:49:18

North Americans say, "that's a savings of 50%". My teeth are just nubs <grind>

WhenMarnieWasThere Fri 23-Jan-15 18:49:53

Ooo..... 'free pound' for £3. Urgh.

MIL says 'a two week' instead of fortnight.

EatShitDerek Fri 23-Jan-15 18:50:17

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OmnipotentQueenOfTheUniverse Fri 23-Jan-15 18:50:39

Don't come to London then.


This feels a bit snotty to be TBH.

PesoPenguin Fri 23-Jan-15 18:50:40

It is annoying but what's more annoying is the current fb trend of not bothering to put 's to denote something belonging to someone eg, 'It's Ben birthday tomorrow', 'Love Poppy new outfit' ( this last one was written by a teacher fgs).

PerpendicularVincenzo Fri 23-Jan-15 18:53:16

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Iveabsolutelynofekkingideadoi Fri 23-Jan-15 18:53:25

I don't mind Londoners shouting it however, weird that.

EatShitDerek Fri 23-Jan-15 18:58:04

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yumyumpoppycat Fri 23-Jan-15 19:01:19

actually I think it is hard to say pack ed lunch! Not sure how I say it now .. like when you over think breathing.

EatShitDerek Fri 23-Jan-15 19:02:25

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WitchWay Fri 23-Jan-15 19:02:59

Tesco's and Sainsbury AARGH no it's Tesco and Sainsbury's (DH I mean you)

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