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beanaseireann Sat 04-May-19 18:24:21

Jesus wept...
I just saw on a thread "....... I done the same for her...."
Aghhhhh angry
I done
I seen
I think it's an Irish thing.
I'm Irish living in Ireland.
We have free education up to third level.
Why do people not know that it's incorrect?

Madamedeluxe Sat 04-May-19 19:36:08

It’s Welsh as well.

roisinagusniamh Sat 04-May-19 19:37:47

Hate it ....not just an Irish thing though.

roisinagusniamh Sat 04-May-19 19:38:43

What about 'we was....' that's an English thing, isn't it ?

MrsSpenserGregson Sat 04-May-19 19:38:43

Gahhhhh I feel your pain.

In a similar vein, I'm seeing a lot of e.g. "it needs done" instead of "it needs to be done" or "it needs doing." All over MN at the moment. Gives me the rage.

newtlover Sat 04-May-19 19:46:18

I would really wonder what was meant if someone said 'it needs done'

I'm not sure if some people don't know the correct form or don't care

Someone asked me how to spell 'cuttlery' the other day, I said c,u,t,l,e,r,y (it was obvious from the context what she meant) and she looked at it and said, that looks wrong, I was a bit stunned and could only say, no, that's how you spell it.

pineapplepatty Sat 04-May-19 19:58:47

I hate it. The grammar on here is shocking.

SwedishEdith Sat 04-May-19 20:12:56

I'm surrounded by people at work who say "We was/seen" etc. Overheard a conversation discussing whether it is broke/n. Think they settled on "we have broke" as correct.

missmouse101 Sat 04-May-19 20:15:52

Extremely annoying. Even more annoying are the people who argue that it doesn't matter since we should understand what they are meaning and we are smug and entitled for pointing it out. hmm

Motheroffeminists Sat 04-May-19 20:15:53

Alot angry My primary school teacher would make anyone who wrote that look it up in the dictionary. "It's not there Mrs. B." "Exactly," would reply Mrs. B.

There's no excuse with autocorrect these days. When I tried to type "alot" autocorrect automatically corrected it. Funny that. Don't get me started on autocorrect and inappropriate apostrophes though!

I opened a thread earlier and the grammar was so bad that I gave up reading. Don't people read?? Surely they know that even if they speak in that way that you don't write it that way?

"Go shop."
And the cutting of words or the use of "haitch" instead of "aitch." Mrs. B used to make people look that one up too. She was the best teacher. I adored her.

And what's with lower case letters in titles or abbreviations? The B.B.C. not the bbc.

I used to love reading the dictionary as a child grin

Things have changed over the years and not for the better.

roisinagusniamh Sat 04-May-19 20:20:21

Draw for drawer!

missmouse101 Sat 04-May-19 20:21:25

Apostrophes for plurals seem to be relentless too. angry There are always so many on here, especially with names, for example, "there are lots of Lily's at my daughters (missing apostrophe where it is correct) school."

Lilacks Sat 04-May-19 20:22:13

I’ve just seen ‘go for a wonder round’ on a thread.

Motheroffeminists Sat 04-May-19 20:25:12

I still get confused with an apostrophe after an s though. For example, James' or James's to denote possession. Inspector Lewis' or Inspector Lewis's?

SwedishEdith Sat 04-May-19 20:28:10

I still get confused with an apostrophe after an s though.

I think you can use either but if the s is very pronounced, go for s's. Something like that.

CheekyWeeGobshite Sat 04-May-19 20:33:22

I still get confused with an apostrophe after an s though.

This is a bit of a bugbear of mine. I think technically either is correct, but IMHO it is absolutely ridiculous to leave out an 's' if you would pronounce it in conversation. Even worse, I've seen fox' recently. That really gives me the rage.

AndItStillSaidFourOfTwo Sat 04-May-19 20:34:15

I'm as descriptivist as they come, but I struggle with 'I done', 'he seen', 'she's went' (which I've seen on here a fair bit). It does seem to me to come into the category of incorrect rather than dialect/colloquial use (and it doesn't seem to me, observationally, to be restricted to Irish, or English, or any other regional usage. 'Haitch', however - this to a PP - is regional, rather than 'wrong'). 'It needs done' is different - that's a colloquial form in long-term use, and an ellipsis. I can't get worked up about that one.

missmouse101 Sat 04-May-19 20:36:55

Both are correct but when the word ends with an 's', it's acceptable to omit the final 's' for clarity.

HabbyHadno Sat 04-May-19 20:38:36

One of my close friends has started saying 'baby needs fed' or 'needs changed' and it drives me up the wall. I've brought it up several times and she doesn't seem to think there's anything wrong with it but I can't explain how irrationally angry it makes me. Last week she said 'the living room needs painted' angryangryangry WHAT EVEN IS THIS??!!

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 04-May-19 20:43:38

It's very common in a lot of places, including many parts of London.

Please try not to get too worked up by it. Think of it as regional dialect.

Really - if you can't get your head round it you're quite the snob.

OrdinaryGirl Sat 04-May-19 20:53:35

I feel you, OP. For me, it's right up there with using 'tret' as the perfect tense of the verb 'treat'. My teeth may never unclench.

Reasonstobeearful Sat 04-May-19 20:57:15

It's regional. Probably a hangover from some dialectical quirk now lost to us. My Scottish Papa used to say it, as well as all sorts of words that no one now uses.

Reasonstobeearful Sat 04-May-19 20:57:56

'Tret' is also an old usage.

ClumsyMcMumsy Sat 04-May-19 21:00:30

Ooh my people! I have an acquaintance who misused ‘why’ often. She’ll say, for example, ‘I had a missed call from him why I was in the shower.’ 😱

WineIsMyCarb Sat 04-May-19 21:07:12


Massive long shot but this teacher wasn't on charge of the "Transition" form was she?! Just... sounds just like my primary school teacher who took no shit!!

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