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Everyone is wanting

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CocoPancakes · 03/02/2022 15:35

Maybe I'm being unreasonable but it annoys the hell out of me. I feel like I'm increasingly seeing "wanting" used. "I'm wanting to sell my wedding dress", "I'm wanting a birthday cake made". I see it constantly, everywhere.

It's one of those things like "what was you doing" or "I seen you" that just kind of makes my jaw itch. It's so irritating. AIBU?

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jusdevache · 03/02/2022 16:34

You are quite right Op everyone is indeed wanting or perhaps needing to improve their grammar. Although I am ashamed to admit my own grammar is wanting at times!

Fifthtimelucky · 04/02/2022 19:46

I think you're being unreasonable.

There is nothing inherently wrong with 'I am wanting' instead of 'I want'. It's just the same as 'I am hoping' instead of 'I hope'.

I would be much more likely to say 'I am hoping to sell my wedding dress' than 'I am wanting to ...' but I can't see that wanting is wrong.

It's nothing like 'What was you doing' and 'I seen you', both of which are completely wrong

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