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thinking that illiteracy is now universally acceptable in everday life

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MarytheContrary Fri 06-Feb-15 00:31:27

"would of" "should of" "could of" - They/Their/They're - lose/loose - bought/brought - weighed/weighted


PoppySausage Fri 06-Feb-15 00:33:05

Is this really illiteracy or just people not realising how you say it (in some accents) is not how you write it

QueenB14 Fri 06-Feb-15 00:34:56

Your and you're is another one

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 00:35:31

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PoppySausage Fri 06-Feb-15 00:35:47

Another identical thread is taking off...

Medoc Fri 06-Feb-15 00:36:07

It isn't at all acceptable.

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 00:36:28

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MarytheContrary Fri 06-Feb-15 00:37:08

Not about accents but about education. If I wrote things as I actually speak them (Yorkshire dialect) then it would most probably be un-decipherable to the vast majority.

BehindEveryCloud Fri 06-Feb-15 00:37:37


Also, there's another thread in chat right now about the would've/would of stuff.

alleypalley Fri 06-Feb-15 00:37:59

Pacific instead of specific is the one that drives me potty.

CitySnicker Fri 06-Feb-15 00:38:21

Yawn. Aren't you clever.

egnahc Fri 06-Feb-15 00:39:04


Do you mean undecipherablesmile

MarytheContrary Fri 06-Feb-15 00:40:18

I wanted a thread of my own :-)

QueenB14 Fri 06-Feb-15 00:40:26

Alley my sister does that one, gets on my nerves

She also gets "borrowed" and "lent" confused
"Have you got that money I borrowed you?"


LucyBabs Fri 06-Feb-15 00:41:07

Really?? You my friend are a knob!

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 00:41:31

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LucyBabs Fri 06-Feb-15 00:42:43

Have you corrected your Thick sister queen ?

MarytheContrary Fri 06-Feb-15 00:47:35

eatshit HA HA at cunt - true Yorkshire that is smile Rest of your post is just flotsam.

QueenB14 Fri 06-Feb-15 00:49:05

Not sure I called her "thick" but hey ho

And yes, just as she would do to me if it was the other way around

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 00:51:32

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IKnewYou Fri 06-Feb-15 00:51:49


EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 00:52:04

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MarytheContrary Fri 06-Feb-15 00:53:56

Nope I meant flotsam and not shit. Look it up.

CitySnicker Fri 06-Feb-15 00:54:33

The English language is like a river. It changes and adapts in time and because of it's location. Who is to say 'lent' and 'borrowed' won't be universally interchangeable in the future? Who says people who flout the 'rules' aren't some kind of leaders in language adaptation. Nobody owns language, so nobody can appoint themselves as language police. People with OCD and types of autism are exempt as, I understand, irregularities might make their brains itch.

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 00:55:37

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