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Marketing bollocks, buzzword bingo, or your mum saying "fudge" when she really wants to swear like a trooper. Let's ride the hockey stick curve of this top hat product, solutioneers.

Thanks to simbosan for the idea

(, Thu 8 Apr 2010, 13:13)
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Before this week finishes
1: Double negatives. Particularly "I never did nuffink..."
2. "You wasn't" as in "you wasn't there"...It's WEREN'T.
3. "I done that last week..." No, you DID that. 'Done' is not the right partiple here, now please die.

They're, their, there and you're, your etc... I try to resist the urge to get all grammar nazi on people but there's times when I just want to go on a murderous rampage with a rusty spoon.
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 12:13, 3 replies)
Someone already done this.

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 12:48, closed)
No they never

(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 12:57, closed)
Some of these I don't mind.
Some are clearly dialectal - "I weren't ready" is common up North, for example. On the other hand, the "you wasn't" usage gets on my nerves, probably because it's something I heard a lot growing up. I suspect we're more forgiving of nonstandard usages when they occur hundreds of miles away...
(, Thu 15 Apr 2010, 14:30, closed)

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