Advanced search remind you that it's "could have" not "could of"

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LostInShoebiz Mon 12-Feb-18 18:13:11

Just that. It's my pet hate and I can take no more.

MincemeatTart Mon 12-Feb-18 18:15:20

Indeed. Totally reasonable assertion.

Namechange16 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:15:49

I heard this today. It makes people sound less intelligent imo.

WorraLiberty Mon 12-Feb-18 18:16:20

Yes very unreasonable.

Apart from the fact tons of people keep posting to say this, I think these threads can put people with less than perfect spelling/grammar off of posting about their problems.

As long as others can understand them, people should be free to post as they please without feeling judged for it.

I get that it's annoying but we're all adults here and I'm sure it's better to grit your teeth, than make people feel embarrassed about how they word things.

LostInShoebiz Mon 12-Feb-18 18:17:21

See also "pacifically" and incorrect use of "myself/yourself/himself".

woodypiggy Mon 12-Feb-18 18:18:31

No need to of posted a thread though, you could of just ignored it

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 12-Feb-18 18:18:42

Yes YABU and posting pedantic twattishness outside your special corner is pathetic and needy.

maras2 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:18:47

Every bloody day angry
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LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 12-Feb-18 18:19:32

Oh it's blurting out something else now. Go away.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 12-Feb-18 18:20:10

That wasn't to you, maras2

tinytemper66 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:20:41

Pupils write this daily! Drives me nuts!!

ADuckNamedSplash Mon 12-Feb-18 18:21:59


I'll also add, "chest of draws".

Scabetty Mon 12-Feb-18 18:22:14

Uabu to of brung this up again.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 12-Feb-18 18:23:01

Fine for correcting in school but it doesn't have a place on a mainstream chatboard though. See Worra's post ^^ for explanation of why if lacking imagination.

lonelyworld Mon 12-Feb-18 18:23:31

I hate it too .It puts me off completely  @Scabetty 😂😂😂

IHaveBrilloHair Mon 12-Feb-18 18:24:00

U bought dis hear 2 complain.
Getta lyf lol hehe lol xxxx hun x

GnotherGnu Mon 12-Feb-18 18:24:01

It's no longer good enough to say we all have to be super-tolerant of this. It's a dreadful mistake and our children are living in a world where they will be severely marked down in exams if they make it. Therefore as parents, grandparents, or whoever, we all really do have a duty to learn to get it right.

alphajuliet123 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:25:32

We have a being / been affliction where I live:

"I bought her treat for been good"
"They are been naughty today"
"I'm not been funny, but..."

It seems to be very localised, I've lived in the general area all my adult life but didn't notice it until I moved to this town... I do wonder if they all had the same English teacher!

MadMags Mon 12-Feb-18 18:26:25

I do remember SPaG being of a much better standard when 'twas all fields around here, but people are allowed to be lax on a chat forum.

Some don't know it's wrong. Most don't care, and they're not obliged to.

See also: I brought something in the shop.

DaisysStew Mon 12-Feb-18 18:27:14

I don’t understand why people feel the need to correct other adults. Smacks of smugness and superiority.

Your own children, fine. People you’re paid to teach, also fine. Strangers posting on a forum - not fine.

LostInShoebiz Mon 12-Feb-18 18:27:35

Hear, hear Gnother!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 12-Feb-18 18:27:45

Well run some classes on Pedant's Corner then Gnother or turn your living room into a classroom if you like, but it's not yours or anyone else's job to do that on AIBU.

backaftera2yearbreak Mon 12-Feb-18 18:29:17

I presume you don’t live in Scotland op. Could of, where are you at. You’d hate it!

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 12-Feb-18 18:30:19

Are you a goady fucker then, Lost? I mean, this isn't the board for it and presumably you know that so, knowing that you'll make some posters feel badly and inadequate because you're pulling them up - unasked - on their spelling, grammar, etc., do you get your kicks from that?

BIWI Mon 12-Feb-18 18:30:32

If the OP was correcting someone specifically then that would be twattish. But she isn't. It's pointing out as a general thing.

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