It's BOUGHT not BROUGHT!!!
OuchLegoHurts · 15/07/2017 12:29
I've only just started noticing this, and I'm not British so don't know how long it's been happening, but I keep seeing people on mn using 'brought' instead of 'bought'! It's drinking me crazy as it makes absolutely no sense at all, and I just can't understand how the hell anyone could think that it's correct. Aaaargh! If you paid fucking money for it in the shop then you fucking BOUGHT it. If you took it from one place you another with you then you BROUGHT it. Driving. Me. Crazy.
LindyHemming · 15/07/2017 12:36
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Didyoumeantobesorude1 · 15/07/2017 12:51
I agree, it's crazy. I also object to the lose/loose, was sat/was stood, should of/could of etcetera nightmares. Non-British speakers of English now speak the language far better than British people. However I have seen these threads before and soon people will be along to say that language evolves and these usages don't matter because everyone knows what the speaker means anyway.
But I agree with you OP.
Zaphodsotherhead · 15/07/2017 13:11
I have aired my theory on here before, which is that people just don't read books any more. Their reading material is now texts and blogs written by other people who don't read, and therefore are unaware that words which sound alike DON'T MEAN THE SAME FUCKING THING - discreet/discrete I am looking at you.
Because they aren't reading and therefore absorbing the correct use of words in context, people will continue to make these mistakes.
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