posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 01:20 PM
Originally posted by EasyPleaseMe
reply to post by BlueNose
What annoys me is the now common practice of saying "would of" instead of "would have" etc.
I agree, this is very annoying. I also hate when people say 'I done' instead of 'I have done' or 'I did' (same mistake is made for he/she/they
too) and I find myself constantly correcting children when they say that whilst talking to me.
A fairly new one on the circuit seems to be 'jamp' instead of 'jumped'. Where the hell did this come from? I have even heard from my own kids that
the teacher in primary school did not correct the children when they said this. Why not, I wonder?
One I keep hearing on the internet is 'drug' instead of 'dragged', 'he drug me out of the house', though this seems primarily used in America,
so perhaps it is an Americanisation of the English language.
One that I catch myself saying more often these days, though do not use when I am writing, is 'real quick' instead of 'really quickly'. *Hangs
head in shame and blushes!
Spelling/typos are not a problem as such and are usually just little mistakes, often due to the way the person pronounces the word, however, errors
like 'jamp' and poorly constructed sentences using things like 'would of' or indeed 'would ov' rather than 'would have', have no allowable
excuses when the person's native language is English.
I have noticed though, that errors seem to come and go like a fashion or phase. I remember a time when it seemed common/fashionable to end every
sentence with the word 'but' e.g. 'I don't know what that is, but' 'Aye ah ken, but'. More recently the word 'random' seems to be used rather
randomly and in odd context.
Where do these come from? Is this some sort of conspiracy to bastardise the English language and change the meaning of words in order to lessen their
meaning and impact? Is it being pushed via the tv? Anyone know?