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to hate it when people combine the words 'as' and 'well'

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TheOnlyWayToEatSandwiches Tue 01-Dec-15 16:44:24

I can live with most syntactic/spelling errors. But for some reason 'aswell' really grates on me.

It's two words! There is no such word as 'aswell'!

It's getting being used more and more commonly.

Aaagh! <- sorry if this annoys anyone

Is it just me?

They'll go and add it to the dictionary soon if enough people use it - I don't know what they hell I'll do with myself then.

TheOnlyWayToEatSandwiches Tue 01-Dec-15 16:46:03

Oh balls I screwed up the grammar in a spelling rant post. AIBU to think you should be able to edit your OP if nobody's responded yet!!?

Aaagh! It's one of those days.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Tue 01-Dec-15 16:47:33

How do you know they are saying it as one word, not two? Need to give me an example maybe?

BlueJug Tue 01-Dec-15 16:47:55

I agree OP

Hate aswell - and alot

TheOnlyWayToEatSandwiches Tue 01-Dec-15 16:51:50

SpongeBobJudgeyPants because they didn't put a space between the s and the w ;)

(I meant in text, not in RL, didn't make myself clear)

Enjolrass Tue 01-Dec-15 16:51:54

So we want people to leave an obvious gap between the words as and well, Every Time they speak so you know they know it's two words.

Yeah, Yabu

Enjolrass Tue 01-Dec-15 16:52:17

Ah written down....Yanbu

Junoandthepeacock Tue 01-Dec-15 16:53:55

I always thought it was a word! Like also. Lol. Shoot me now.

Bettercallsaul1 Tue 01-Dec-15 16:54:01

I hate it all so.

Junoandthepeacock Tue 01-Dec-15 16:55:20

By the by (don't ask me how that is spelt!), 'as well' makes no sense as two separate words. But 'aswell' makes sense to me?

Are you SURE it is not a word?

MrsJayy Tue 01-Dec-15 16:56:09

I used to think alot as 1 word blush till a loonymumsnetter corrected me I guess people dont know

Junoandthepeacock Tue 01-Dec-15 16:57:42

Ok. Have googled. My shame is utter. Never again. Never ever again shall 'aswell' emerge from my keyboard.

HaydeeofMonteCristo Tue 01-Dec-15 16:58:42

Is there an argument that as language develops over time it is now a word?

FruVikingessOla Tue 01-Dec-15 16:59:36

I've seen 'alot', but never 'aswell' shock!

Our local pub has a sign on a chalk board which includes the word 'alot'. It's been commented on, but nothing happened until yesterday when I noticed it now says 'a lot' - but only because someone must have snuck behind the bar and rubbed out the 'joiner' between the 'a' and 'lot' grin

Juno, it's by the bye - I think it was originally a sporting term, probably cricket!

HaydeeofMonteCristo Tue 01-Dec-15 17:00:45

I am thinking of "alot" more than "aswell", which you don't see as much.

Grumpyoldblonde Tue 01-Dec-15 17:04:39

I have seen aweak before now ( as in 7 days a week/aweak)

Grilledaubergines Tue 01-Dec-15 17:06:31

YANBU.

May I add "thankyou" to the mix?

iklboo Tue 01-Dec-15 17:07:32

Ex SIL used to write 'ano' for 'I know'. Not just text speak but all the time.

She also shortened 'couldn't' by removing the o, I and d hmm

GruntledOne Tue 01-Dec-15 17:24:06

Good grief, I've escaped this so far, now I'm going to start seeing it everywhere. I hate alot, and never understand why people think it's correct given that they wouldn't write alittle. I would definitely hate hate hate aswell.

Is there an argument that as language develops over time it is now a word?

No. The fact that a few people make the same mistake doesn't render their mistake correct usage. Look at the number of people who write "could of" which will never be correct, due to the fact that "of" isn't a verb.

MrsJayy Tue 01-Dec-15 17:26:04

I am scottish and say ano for I know unless im at work and use my English proper words

iklboo Tue 01-Dec-15 17:46:53

Saying 'ano' is fine - it's your accent & dialect. I love different accents smileWriting it though....well, I get unnecessarily twitchy grin

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