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Why are people now saying ‘use to’ instead of ‘used to’?

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FaithHopeAndSkulduggery · 01/10/2018 23:48

And leaving out the ‘ed’ on lots of words.

‘Bake beans’. No it’s baked beans.

‘I use to like that show’ . No, it’s fucking ‘used to’.

Lots of other examples I can’t bring to mind right now.

I want to burn the screen when I see that.

Also, when people say ‘long story short’ in conversation instead of ‘to cut a long story short’.

Aibu to hate this?

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SneakyGremlins · 01/10/2018 23:49

I was gonna say if you meant in actual conversation the "ed" might just be faint.

But what's wrong with long story short?

FaithHopeAndSkulduggery · 01/10/2018 23:53

People also don’t seem to know the difference between worse and worst.

I know I’m being pedantic when it irritates me to hear ‘different than’ instead of ‘different from ’. Aibu about being annoyed at the others?

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FaithHopeAndSkulduggery · 01/10/2018 23:56

I don’t mind your saying ‘gonna’ by the way.

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SneakyGremlins · 01/10/2018 23:57

Grin I hadn't even noticed I said "gonna"

My online pet peeve is people who type like this... Whose only form of punctuation... Is three dots... And they always... Type like this...

ilovesooty · 02/10/2018 00:06

Pack lunch
First come first serve

FaithHopeAndSkulduggery · 02/10/2018 00:15

Yes ilovesooty like that!


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barcodescanner · 02/10/2018 00:21

His and He's

CoughLaughFart · 02/10/2018 00:21

I think it’s an Americanism. Plus there are an awful lot of thick people out there.

IVflytrap · 02/10/2018 00:21

I haven't really noticed it, but maybe I'm bias. Wink

FissionChips · 02/10/2018 00:29

Using “than” instead of “then”.

FaithHopeAndSkulduggery · 02/10/2018 00:35

So the people mixing up his and he’s etc. presumably don’t know what both words actually mean. That is year 1 basic reading.

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Poshjock · 02/10/2018 00:36

I've just said all "ed" phrases and I can't hear the "d". I know fine it's baked beans but it sounds like bake beans. Ditto "use {d} to". It is definitely my accent that causes this because in my brain I am saying baked beans but it sounds like bake beans. In fact when I say baked beans and make an effort to emphasise the "d" it sounds like I am trying to put on a really rubbish Italian accent!!

FaithHopeAndSkulduggery · 02/10/2018 00:43

But Posh,
You don’t write without the ‘ed’, surely?

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Walkingdeadfangirl · 02/10/2018 00:54

Love bake beans on toast. Are'u the thought police?
Long story short language evolves, your stuck in the 20th century. Grow up.

Poshjock · 02/10/2018 00:56

Oh no, I write them all correctly. In my head I am saying them all correctly. My mouth just seems to miss out the d in pronunciation.

What is more amusing is sitting in my hotel room talking to myself, especially in this odd Italian accent that sounds like Captain Bertorelli from 'Allo 'Allo !

Uncreative · 02/10/2018 01:04

I think it is fifty/fifty diction and stupidity.

I forgive poor diction.

Easynow · 02/10/2018 01:13

Might be as annoying as people that start sentences like this.
Have seen it a lot lately.
Blame txt spk.

Lazy. Lazy. Lazy.

bottledatsource · 02/10/2018 01:25

when I say baked beans and make an effort to emphasise the "d" it sounds like I am trying to put on a really rubbish Italian accent!!

@Posh I've just guffawed so loudly DS came in my room to see if I was ok Grin

steff13 · 02/10/2018 01:40

I think it’s an Americanism.

No. It's not common use here in my experience.

Dontfeellikeamillenial · 02/10/2018 02:17

Bak-ed beans.


Dontfeellikeamillenial · 02/10/2018 02:18

Not common parlance across the pond peeps, no sorry

planetclom · 02/10/2018 02:24

I think I have better things to worry about


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violetbunny · 02/10/2018 02:50

This annoys me too. Especially "pack lunch" (packed lunch) and ice tea (iced tea). I'm blaming Lipton for the latter, it's even on their iced tea packaging Confused

AGHHHH · 02/10/2018 06:15

Haha, as if someone said this is just language evolving. Ridiculous.

TheDowagerCuntess · 02/10/2018 06:18


He text me - case in point.

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