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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
YOU 'MUST OF' NOT HEARD ME SAY 'MUST HAVE' PROPERLY...
THERE NOW FOLLOWS A PUBLIC
I've just been reading the comments sections of other blogs, and it astounds and disappoints me in equal measure to see the way in which the English language is mangled by some commenters. It's sadly all too common to see sentences like "...it must of had an effect" thrown cavalierly around by those unaware or unashamed of their ignorance. "Must have" is the correct English, contracted as "must've". What is wrong with these people? Having asked the question, let me now answer it.
They've obviously misheard "must've" as "must of" and ignorantly perpetuate their aural error in everything they write or say. Say? Yeah, because I now actually hear people say "must of", both in real life and on television programmes. I'm not putting up with it anymore - it's "must've", not "must of", so stop writing it, stop saying it, stop spreading it. It's wrong, it's ignorant, and it's annoying - so take a telling or the Language Police will be around to tell you personally. Comprende?
(And that goes for could've, should've and would've as well!)
Somebody turn off the light - I've got a headache.
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, May 20, 2015