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pjmama Tue 28-Jul-09 22:16:26

When people type "I should of...." instead of "I should have...".

Makes me want to scrub out the inside of my head with a pan scourer angry

LadyGlencoraPalliser Tue 28-Jul-09 22:47:27

I hate it too. And another really common one is 'where' instead of 'were'. What is that about? Do a lot of people actually pronounce were that way and that is why they misspell it?

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 28-Jul-09 22:48:13

.... and 'your' instead of 'you're'

Dragonesque Tue 28-Jul-09 22:50:31

I love you pedants....

LovingtheSilverFox Tue 28-Jul-09 23:01:42

"What you got?" directed towards three yo DD1. I constantly correct to "What do you have?" Even my dear father, who has been known to telephone the BBC to correct their mistakes, fell foul of this the other day. Why do people feel the need to drop grammer from the window when speaking to small children? (Aside, sorry, grammer? grammar? Typed both and they both looked right. I am too tired to think clearly!)

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 28-Jul-09 23:03:01

Grammer is another one ...


shouldweorshouldntwe Tue 28-Jul-09 23:03:13


Makes me want to scream.

ludog Wed 29-Jul-09 19:29:05


pjmama Wed 29-Jul-09 20:12:40

Supposably instead of supposedly.... AAAARGHH!!

PuppyMonkey Wed 29-Jul-09 20:16:55

I don't like: "Can I get?"

PerArduaAdNauseum Wed 29-Jul-09 20:18:50

"There's no one quite like grammer
And I know you will agree
That she always is a friend to you
And she's a friend to me..."

word Wed 29-Jul-09 20:58:22


I know it's irritating, but you can see why they do it.... "I should've" does sound amazingly like "I should of".

Wow, I've got my kind hat on today. It doesn't come out very often!

word Wed 29-Jul-09 22:03:31

Puppymonkey. Quite agree with "Can I get.." There's no excusing unnecessary Americanisms! Makes me shiver.

word Wed 29-Jul-09 22:05:19

"How are you?"

"I'm good, thanks".

AAAAGHH! I'm asking after your health, not your behaviour!

SlartyBartFast Wed 29-Jul-09 22:13:10

exactly, I'm good, that is a matter of opinion.

word Wed 29-Jul-09 22:21:22

Ha ha ha, will remember that one, Slarty. grin

BrigitBigKnickers Wed 29-Jul-09 23:01:05

"pacific" instead of specific.



DontCallMeBaby Wed 29-Jul-09 23:06:28

DD (5) quite clearly says 'should of' etc, so I know what she's going to be writing, given half a chance ... sigh. I'm biting my lip though, and concentrating on trying to get her to say 'because' and 'before' instead of 'acause' and 'afore', weird child.

Tommy Wed 29-Jul-09 23:11:44

lol at "I'm good" - my sister says this - she is 48 FGS shock
(trying to get down with the yoof wink)

MollieO Wed 29-Jul-09 23:20:48

Lose/loose is another one.

Molesworth Wed 29-Jul-09 23:20:53

The thing that narks me is people using "beg the question" incorrectly. I see it all over the place. Even my tutor did it angry

BitOfFun Wed 29-Jul-09 23:21:57

Last night's Home Show flashed up some titles talking of "Complimentary Colours"- is that free paint then? Or does the wall talk and tell you how nice you look?

EmmaPr Wed 29-Jul-09 23:29:45

My DD says somethink instead of something, but then I know alot of adults who do too. It's quite a common one.

People who drop 'literally' into every sentence is another one.

MitchyInge Wed 29-Jul-09 23:32:38

gotten is ok though, just a bit archaic this side of the atlantic

think of ill-gotten gains for example

PigeonPie Sat 01-Aug-09 22:32:42

I hate 'what do you want?' when it's actually 'what would you like?' - we 'want for nothing' because we are very lucky but there are things which we might 'like'.

Rant over DH does it all the time and I have to mutter under my breath!

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