reply to post by RobbieK
I believe this and other grammar no-no's which have become all too common nowadays (nowadays, not 'anymore' as it is often mis-used these days),
have been largely supported by 'speech' taking place in greater degrees via written communication (email, net forums, texting, twitter, etc.) some
of it is simply mistakes being reinforced because people don't bother 'correcting' others often on the web or via text. People keep reading
"should of", and think it is correct, because they see the "of" version more often than the correct version and thus become just another
statistic, feeding the feedback loop of wrongness.
Another part of it is some of these errors simply coming to light, where the 'offender' had heard it wrong early in life. An example, thinking the
contraction "should've" for "should have" is actually "should of." In spoken conversation, they go through life as a "have not" (heh), but
most of the time it goes unnoticed, because it basically sounds the same. Then...that person texts you, and you think, "wtf? I thought she was
smarter than that!"
I noticed one a few years back from a friend of mine. "You mine as well!"
...I mine as well as what? The average miner? As well as any miner out
there? How does she know? I've never even tried my hand at mining. Should I?
Anyhow, there's a slew of them, many of us could probably list our pet peeves all the way to the character limit, but that's not the point of my
post. Lately, as it seems the grammar (and mis-uses of there/their/they're, etc.) grow worse and worse, I have been tbinking more about the "why?"
As I stated above, I believe it is mainly because of the trend toward more and more text speech, both exposing and reinforcing improper use of
Their not vetting any better, that's for sure. Weather the tide ever turns or not, you mine as well just continue to waist brain processing power
translating there wrong word usage, because its two late now. Sd should of staved this off before it got this bad.