9.05.2008

Peeve

"Should of" makes me want to hurt people. Look, it's like a-whole-nother. Somewhere mid-phrase, the typist should realize that it is completely nonsensical.

What could "You should of called," possibly mean? Is it a title, like Robin of Loxley, or perhaps a unit of measure, like "bowl of cherries"? This isn't an obscure contraction. I don't see what the problem is.

5 comments:

Shoshana said...

I could of written something witty, but I thought that you might of hit me. ;)

Yeah, it bugs me too. I also hate axed. "Well, I axed her and she said no" Hmm, maybe next time you should try it without the weapon.

Reflective said...

I would of written something witty, but Shoshana beat me to it.

On a related-ish note, last week I had "Cheryl Anns'" challah at lunch. I didn't know that there were two people named Cheryl Ann who owned the bakery...

bachrach44 said...

Should have

thegameiam said...

would'a should'a could'a.

But believe me, I'm with you on this one.

Andrew said...

Not nearly as annoying as incorrect usage of the apostrophe, which is often present on storefront signs (or sign's?) for all to see...and accept. My favorite recent sighting was "Sal's Tuxedo's". At least Sal is halfway there.

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