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I'm sorry, but been instead of being, what the hell is that all about?

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ellipsis Fri 23-Oct-09 14:08:43

I've seen it so many times in the last couple of days. It's crazy. I don't know how people can mix it up.

Well, obviously I do:


but it's so wrong!

GrimmaTheNome Fri 23-Oct-09 14:11:58

Its like 'should of' instead of 'should have' - arising from 'should've'

I have just about got my DD to accept the logic of it instead of arguing the toss when I correct her.

Fruitbatlings Fri 23-Oct-09 14:15:42

Oh don't get me started!

"Can I lend that off you" angry
It's a constant battle with DH. I so desperately want the DCs to talk properly sad

DC1 has already started copying him with "It don't work" hmm

ellipsis Fri 23-Oct-09 14:32:17

It is similar to should of, but I've seen that many times before. Been/being is a new one on me.

While I'm here, I remember a thread ages ago about 'another thing/think coming'. It really threw me as I've always thought of it as 'another thing coming' but if you think about it, logically it has to be 'think'. Anyway, a columnist used 'another think coming' in a newspaper the other day and it still made me stop and read it again. I wonder how long it takes to retrain your brain with things like that.

notunique Fri 23-Oct-09 14:32:22

It's not its! wink

Iklboo Fri 23-Oct-09 14:35:56

BIL3 says 'I won him at bowling' instead of 'I beat him at bowling' or 'I won at bowling'.
I usually reply 'he's a bit big for your shelf' but he just looks blankkly at me....

Fruitbatlings Fri 23-Oct-09 14:41:13

Oh god, just thought of another - he's instead of his I see it on FB all the time - I usually comment grin

campion Fri 23-Oct-09 14:44:05

Bought / brought; specific / pacific; slither / sliver ---

'let's call the whole thing off!' wink

mathanxiety Fri 23-Oct-09 17:27:01

Suppose to. Gaaaaargh

cattj Thu 05-Nov-09 23:20:21

'Illegible' instead of 'eligible', seen just today.

CurlyhairedAssassin Thu 05-Nov-09 23:26:39

A secondary school teacher where I work was caught correcting a pupil who had spelled "light" perfectly correctly. He was insisting that the poor boy spell it "lite".

shock shock shock

BitOfFun Thu 05-Nov-09 23:30:38

Now that is shocking.



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