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Friday, 25 January 2013

I should of known better

Look, sorry guys, but this is really fckn annoying. If you're ever, I mean ever, tempted to write "I should of" or "I could of" , please stop and replace the word "of " with the word "have"
I mean FFS, what were your English teachers thinking about? Did they never mention this? What's the matter with you? Are you foreign? Good grief. Are you retarded or what?


Sorry about that. Here's a Beatles song. This might help you get it right.

20 comments:

KittyKittyWeaselFish said...

LOLOLOLOLOL ...well said that man!!! Don't you just want to slap 'em?

Alan Sloman said...

Thank you

One of my pet hates.
I couldn't of put it better myself...

Mike Knipe said...

Kitty... (cracking name by the way) I thought it wa just me...
Alan - "one have my pet hates".. oh, no, you're right. It's so complicated...

Janet said...

I was absolutely ready to come in here and jump on you from a great height. So many times have I corrected the young ones with their lack of grammar, even though they have received a damned good and expensive education. So I was relieved to see your post - the title wound me up!

FellBound said...

Brilliant! And what about "off of" eg "You need to get off of that chair" ? And "to be honest..." So you normally lie do you? Ithink you will have started something with this post.
David ( www.fellbound.co.uk )

Geoff Edwards said...

I agree Mike, how about brought and bought loads if people mix these two up grrr!

Oldmortality said...

surely "pet hate's" ?

Mike Knipe said...

Janet - I should of known somebody would take the bait.... er.... what?
Fellbound - I would start that kind of debate but my spelling and grammar isn't really up to it! You of to be careful with a grammar rant.
Geoff - see above!
Oldmortality. Ah yes, the catering Apostrophe. Egg's and Bacon. All day breakfast 9 till 11:30

Louise said...

As the daughter of an English teacher, my life was made a grammatical misery as a child, but now I find myself constantly correcting others, including The Little Treasures of course.
My pet hate? There, they're and their.

DON'T get me started...

Alan Sloman said...

I was standing "outside of" the station.
Grrrrrrrrrrrr.......

Laura said...

Your on the right track Mike! (Even hurts to type it....)

The latest pet hate? The use of 'myself' and 'yourself' instead of 'me' and 'you'. Grrr!

Mike Knipe said...

There they're their, Louise...
Alan - You came back for another go... this are getting obsessive LOL (I fckn hate LOL as well...) LOL
Laura - "...allow myself to introduce... myself" was a good joke, I thought.

dibble said...

Well said Mike.

Last week I was trying to persuade someone not to use "are"
when they meant "our"

as in...
we bathed "are" dog.

chrissiedixie said...

As a teacher, I have to say that you have no idea how many times we correct all of the above mentioned things. The words 'speaking' and 'brick wall' often come to mind..........

Peter Crawford said...

I can't abide when, instead of saying "you have to talk, pigdog",they say "Du musst sprechen, Schweinhund", before attacking your genitals with a blowtorch. It is soooooo irritating.

Tony Bennett said...

Yes, I've had to beat my children frequently over the years for this and other grammatical misdemeanours. I know they'll thank me for it one day ;)

As it is, I find myself shouting at people on Radio 4 who say less, when they mean fewer. How hard can it be FFS? You don't need a PhD in physics to understand this. One is applied to discrete objects or quanta and the other to a continuum, e.g. fewer chips and less porridge (although, to my mind, no porridge is to be desired but that's another topic)

Mike Knipe said...

Mexicans, Pete. Irritating buggers with all that mad laughing and "Eyy Gringo, you gonna die" stuff. And cruelty to donkeys. And spitting.
Dibble/Chrissie/Tony : They should of bathed there dogs otherwise they should of less dogs." innit?

Jules said...

Give this man a Grammy!

It is what they're for, isn't it?

fell running guide said...

Along with:
Can I get a coffee?
No, you can HAVE a coffee but I'll GET it for you.

and:
Should have GOTTEN the coffee myself AAAAARRRGGGHHHH!

Peter Crawford said...

We no need no thtinking badgeth, ahahahah. Yes that can be rather annoying. Then they expect you to tell them where the gold is. Cheeky bastards.