I mean, it's just so retarded.
This is one of those errors typically made by a person more familiar with the spoken than the written form of English. A sentence like “I would have gone if anyone had given me free tickets” is normally spoken in a slurred way so that the two words “would have” are not distinctly separated, but blended together into what is properly rendered "would’ve.” seeing that “V” tips you off right away that “would’ve” is a contraction of “would have.” But many people hear “would of” and that’s how they write it. Wrong.
Note that “must of” is similarly an error for “must have.”
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
They watched too many Spec Savers adverts.
I think Mary Poppins is fit.
13th July 2006
LMFAO^ Wow, thats funny crap :D
But seriously, does it bother you that people say it? Really?
I would die without my life.
19th January 2004
I never noticed it before I seen this thread. This should of bothered me?
What Beef said. Its a contraction. You should've thought about it a little more before posting.
I say it to at times. May even have typed it a few times, didnt know it bugged people. For that I am truly truly sorry, I should of known better..
The irony displayed by posters is killing me.
Funny huh, at times you will have that..