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Just took DS to the fun fair

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PseudoBadger · 25/08/2013 15:22

Signs on every ride (not handwritten, someone has paid for them): "Tokens only excepted" :o

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iklboo · 25/08/2013 15:43

Tsk tsk. Surely it should have been token's only excepted!!Grin

PseudoBadger · 25/08/2013 16:28

That would've been perfection.

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elQuintoConyo · 25/08/2013 16:39


noisytoys · 25/08/2013 16:42

Surely it should be accepted?

PseudoBadger · 25/08/2013 17:14
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WMittens · 25/08/2013 17:40

That would've been perfection.

Would of.

PseudoBadger · 25/08/2013 17:56

I just can't bring myself to go there Mittens

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MaggieMaggieMaggieMcGill · 25/08/2013 18:03

If you can do 'they've' as an abbreviation of they have, why can you not do would've as an abbreviation of would have?
Or are those both things that would cause pedants much wailing and gnashing of teeth?

PseudoBadger · 25/08/2013 18:12

Erm. I think people have got confused.
Would've is correct. That's why I said it.
Excepted is not correct. That's why I mocked it.
The Grocer's apostrophe would've made the signs even worse; I'm guessing that's why icklboo said it.

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Selks · 25/08/2013 18:16

Mittens -'would of' is totally wrong! It's 'would have', shortened to 'would've', as done by the OP.

(erm, unless you were joining in with the irony, Mittens...Blush)

PseudoBadger · 25/08/2013 18:20

I hope so Selks....

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WMittens · 25/08/2013 18:38

What's irony got to do with it? That just means 'like iron, of or pertaining to iron'.

WMittens · 25/08/2013 18:51

No, I can't be bothered trolling; yes it was irony.

iklboo · 25/08/2013 18:53

Token's would of been excepted.

elQuintoConyo · 25/08/2013 22:03

being excepted, surely?

But I think WMittens' post is the most unique Grin

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