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Put the money in a safe 'of an evening'

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Shinyshoes1 Wed 13-Jul-11 11:35:20

This was written in a shop I wouldn't normally work in last night and I couldn't stop staring at it.

There was something else that said do this 'of an evening'

This is wrong isn't it??

SleepySuzy Wed 13-Jul-11 11:36:47

It's sound like old time Yorkshire to me. I quite like it, but yes, it's incorrect.

prism Wed 13-Jul-11 23:44:17

Hmm. So when, for instance, Ben Jonson said of Shakespeare "He was not of an age, but for all time." he he would have fallen foul of Pedants' Corner?

I do hope not.

FruStefanLindman Thu 14-Jul-11 08:37:04

I don't like 'of an evening' either, but assumed it was a colloquialism.

I was chatting to someone recently who asked me if a mutual friend had been "on the sick" hmm

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