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#1
Hey,

Lately I've seen many people say things like "I should of known this" or "He could of done that" and so on, what's up with that? Where do they even get the idea of using 'of'?! It doesn't make any sense to me! Is it a mistake that little children make or something? English isn't my mother tongue so it's quite confusing.
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#3
Not sure about all accents, but in mine at least, you oftend up pronouncing should have/ should've as should of, and I suppose it's one of those things that sticks for some people. *shrugs*
#4
I of never of thought of this if you of not told me.
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should've
This is the closest.

People are typing how they would say it to themselves, these days.
#9
'Should have' (or similar) gets contracted in everyday use to 'should've' (phonetically, shood-duv). When expanded back for more formal use (in letters or talking to more important people) people mistakenly take shood-duv as the shortened form of 'should of'. Then, because 'should have' is in common usage, it is erroneously assumed that 'should of' is the correct (read: more highbrow) form.
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#10
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#13
They're only idiots if they write "should of" on a paper or something.

Sadly, I have seen this.
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#14
it sounds like 'of' but it's really just the accent/slang in which they're saying

"he could 'ave known"

just basically taking the 'h' sound out, which we often do in the english language


edit: oh shit people are actually writing this!?!? r-tards!!!!!
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#17
I realised this last week. I say 'should of'. Even spell 'should of'.

I was confused why I did it but I just put it down to dialect.
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Obviously.

You missed my misuse of the superative form of bad when the comparative form would of been the appropriate one
#21
If I were to say 'I should have picked it up earlier' I think it sounds and reads correctly.

However, I think using 'of' is wrong.

It's like when simpletons use such terms as 'We was on a winner".
#23
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Their are worst things... I could care less.

This phrase makes no sense. It should be I couldn't care less. What you wrote means that you care about it, if only slightly. Also, there and worse.
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#24
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This phrase makes no sense. It should be I couldn't care less. What you wrote means that you care about it, if only slightly. Also, there.

think that was his point...............
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You missed my misuse of the superative form of bad when the comparative form would of been the appropriate one

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#26
Some people are just ignorant and think that "should have/should've (etc)" translates to "should of". Other people probably know that it's incorrect but just say it because they're lazy. I don't like it though, "of" and "have" are different words and it sounds wrong to say "of".
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#27
You know what bothers me? Nother.


I say it all the time. "This is a whole nother thing we're talking about it..." and so on and so forth. I know it's incorrect and doesn't even exist (I certainly don't use it in any of my writing) but conversationally I can't keep from saying it.

Now, I know you're probably thinking "Why don't you just say 'whole other' instead? It's not that fucking hard, idiot." I think it's a regional thing. Almost everyone I know talks like that. So there ya go.
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This phrase makes no sense. It should be I couldn't care less. What you wrote means that you care about it, if only slightly. Also, there and worse.

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#29
I guess it's just because should've sounds like should of, and people develop the habit of saying (and thinking/spelling) should of. *shrugs*
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#30
This kind of stuff used to really bother me. But it's just not that big a deal. I can just imagine how many people hundreds of years ago complained about people who misused language and were 'ruining it'. They'd shit themselves if they heard terms such as 'imma' and 'chillax'. Times change, roll with it. A lot of the things we consider correct now-a-days were considered wrong in early 20C anyway.
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#32
could've is the contraction for could have. it just sounds like could of.....
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#33
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This kind of stuff used to really bother me. But it's just not that big a deal. I can just imagine how many people hundreds of years ago complained about people who misused language and were 'ruining it'. They'd shit themselves if they heard terms such as 'imma' and 'chillax'. Times change, roll with it. A lot of the things we consider now-a-days were considered wrong in early 20C anyway.

exactly, languages are constantly changing. I think it's funny people actually get worked up over this kind of thing. Even worse some people seem think they are somehow superior because they speak "correctly".
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exactly, languages are constantly changing. I think it's funny people actually get worked up over this kind of thing. Even worse some people seem think they are somehow superior because they speak "correctly".

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#35
I make a point of correcting people when they say 'should of', mostly because I am a dickhead.
#36
it's just an American accent thing, dude. we mean 'have' but pronounce it 'of'. so when posting on the internet some of us try to communicate our own accent accordingly
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it's just an American accent thing, dude. we mean 'have' but pronounce it 'of'. so when posting on the internet some of us try to communicate our own accent accordingly



Nope, people say it constantly in the UK.
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it's just an American accent thing, dude. we mean 'have' but pronounce it 'of'. so when posting on the internet some of us try to communicate our own accent accordingly

It's an accent thing, but they don't write it because they're trying to reflect their accent. They write it out of ignorance because they think the proper word actually is "of."
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#39
^well, you see i don't live in the UK so i didn't know that. thanks for clearing that up
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