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Just took DS to the fun fair

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PseudoBadger Sun 25-Aug-13 15:22:43

Signs on every ride (not handwritten, someone has paid for them): "Tokens only excepted" grin

iklboo Sun 25-Aug-13 15:43:52

Tsk tsk. Surely it should have been token's only excepted!!grin

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Aug-13 16:28:16

That would've been perfection.

elQuintoConyo Sun 25-Aug-13 16:39:44


noisytoys Sun 25-Aug-13 16:42:33

Surely it should be accepted?

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Aug-13 17:14:20

<gestures towards missed point of thread>

WMittens Sun 25-Aug-13 17:40:51

That would've been perfection.

Would of.

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Aug-13 17:56:02

I just can't bring myself to go there Mittens

If you can do 'they've' as an abbreviation of they have, why can you not do would've as an abbreviation of would have?
Or are those both things that would cause pedants much wailing and gnashing of teeth?

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Aug-13 18:12:37

Erm. I think people have got confused.
Would've is correct. That's why I said it.
Excepted is not correct. That's why I mocked it.
The Grocer's apostrophe would've made the signs even worse; I'm guessing that's why icklboo said it.

Selks Sun 25-Aug-13 18:16:56

Mittens -'would of' is totally wrong! It's 'would have', shortened to 'would've', as done by the OP.

(erm, unless you were joining in with the irony, Mittens...blush)

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Aug-13 18:20:04

I hope so Selks....

WMittens Sun 25-Aug-13 18:38:26

What's irony got to do with it? That just means 'like iron, of or pertaining to iron'.

WMittens Sun 25-Aug-13 18:51:24

No, I can't be bothered trolling; yes it was irony.

iklboo Sun 25-Aug-13 18:53:06

Token's would of been excepted.

elQuintoConyo Sun 25-Aug-13 22:03:55

being excepted, surely?

But I think WMittens' post is the most unique grin

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