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It's bought not brought!!

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TheBlairSnitchProject Tue 20-Oct-09 16:04:47

<rant begins>

If you have purchased something - you have bought it.

If you bring something along with you - you have brought it.

Why do people insist on using brought when they mean bought? FFS!!

<rant ends>

Feel better now. Thanks smile

VinegARGHHHTits Tue 20-Oct-09 16:08:12

I knew that grin

bodycolder Tue 20-Oct-09 16:09:16

drives me mad too.But not as much as our local papers fave 'chest of draws!!!'

tellnoone Tue 20-Oct-09 16:09:58

The worst one I ever saw was on an ebay listing:

bort .... i.e. bought!

"I only bort it 18 months ago"

Ledodgy Tue 20-Oct-09 16:10:03

Ive noticed it on here alot I think it's regional not sure where though.

Lotster Tue 20-Oct-09 16:14:27

Makes me gnash my teeth too!

TheBlairSnitchProject Tue 20-Oct-09 16:16:12

It was in the first line of a thread on here that I read just a few minutes ago! Couldn't answer the Op because I didn't trust myself not to mention it!

Glad it's not just me grin

It's quite a common mix up round here (Buckinghamshire) I tend to say "Really, where did you bring it from?" if I know the person well enough.

fluffles Tue 20-Oct-09 16:19:15

never hear it here (edinburgh), i think it's weird.. but i'm sur we have our own regional quirks..

'amn't i?' rather than 'aren't i?' springs to mind - i can never decide if that's scots dialect or just wrong.

CJCregg Tue 20-Oct-09 16:23:12

BlairSnitch, whereabouts are you? I'm quite near Chesham, and everyone there says 'brought'. Drives me insane.

muggglewump Tue 20-Oct-09 16:24:10

I hate it too.
Where has it come from?

As for the chest of draws. I once saw in a furniture shop, a price on 'Chester draw's'
I kid you not.

I had to leave the shop immediately and have a sit down.

bodycolder Tue 20-Oct-09 16:25:39


Lotster Tue 20-Oct-09 16:29:50

"I hate it too.
Where has it come from?"

Netmums? wink

TheBlairSnitchProject Tue 20-Oct-09 16:34:34

I'm in MK Cregg. I hadn't heard it before I moved here...

LadyOfTheFlowers Tue 20-Oct-09 16:37:54

Brought and bought rankle me too, as much as specific and pacific. hmm

WhamBam Tue 20-Oct-09 16:44:39

fluffles - afaik 'amn't i' is v common in ireland as it comes from the direct translation of the way questions are phrased in irish and so prob in gaelic too. Er, does that make sense?!

bodycolder Tue 20-Oct-09 16:45:28

My personal bugbear is 'We was' and get off OF

TrillianSlasher Tue 20-Oct-09 16:47:03

Do chester draws go with a Chesterfield sofa?

muggglewump Tue 20-Oct-09 17:01:49

Chester draw's.
At least get it rightgrin

DadInsteadofMum Tue 20-Oct-09 20:13:09

Chester's draws is what he keeps in the chest of drawers surely.

TrillianSlasher Tue 20-Oct-09 21:25:51

I think they are "drawers" too.

CJCregg Tue 20-Oct-09 22:09:36

Another one that bugs me - sorry, a bit out of the blue but I've just noticed it again on another thread is:

I text him and he said ...

It's texted, past fucking tense. Grrrrr.

TheBlairSnitchProject Tue 20-Oct-09 22:36:46

"I done it" drives me crazy!

It's 'I did it' or 'I've done it' otherwise it's just wrong!

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