Brought or Bought - what do you say?

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  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    This has bugged the shizzle out of me for ages and today its REALLY got my goat. I've seen 3 people today say 'brought' instead of 'bought'.

    "Hey I just brought an iMac"

    "So where is it?" I reply

    "At home" is usually the response.

    "So why did you say you had brought something when you haven't?"

    *confused stare*

    I think you see where I'm going here.

    What other things that people say incorrectly but aren't even aware of bug you?
     
  2. thecritix macrumors 6502

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    what a ridiculous, pointless, unnecessary post.
    congratulations..

    Bought if you've bought something, brought if you've brought it with you somewhere... basic english... geees :confused:
     
  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I know its just a bit of fun. You say 'basic English' but thats my point. There are MANY people that lack the basics.
     
  4. applecupcakes macrumors member

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    How the hell does someone confused brought with bought? It's not even like they're saying a word wrong, it's just a completely different word!

    "Aks" instead of "ask"... I don't know how to spell how it's said but I'm sure people know what I'm talking about.

    "Excape" instead of "escape" - this guy I work with says that and I want to smack him every time; does he not know he sounds ridiculous!?

    "Supposebly" instead of "supposedly".

    And this one is pretty common so it's doesn't bother me as much, but it's espresso, not expresso!

    I know there are more but I try to block them out, haha.
     
  5. thecritix macrumors 6502

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    sorry, while i'm 'ripping it out of you' :p
    what's this all about?

    http://www.theresonlyonespeaker.com/
     
  6. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Something else that bugs me too. Instead of replying to the multitude of threads about it, just post people to the link!

    Maybe I should buy a bug zapper?
     
  7. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Your, You're
    Supposed
    Ask
    Ours
    Exactly
    Escape
    Television
     
  8. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Telvision? What the hell?

    So does anyone want to own up to saying brought instead of bought?

    If so the exit is over there and Clive here will stop it from hitting you in the butt on your way out.
     
  9. applecupcakes macrumors member

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    Oh man - if we get into how words are written I have a whole collection of grievances... the same as most people do, I imagine; you're/your, they're/there/their, its/it's, and sadly even here/hear...
     
  10. arkitect macrumors 601

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    That is the truth.
    :eek:

    You would assume people know the difference between bought and brought.
    Meanwhile (in the UK) A-level results just keep getting better and better… Hummmmm.
     
  11. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    We're getting into incorrect grammar and spelling now. I'm talking about use of wrong words to describe or refer to something.

    A bit like 'catched' instead of 'caught'.

    One I'm guilty of not knowing is is it Fish or Fishes? Fishes sounds wrong to me. Like Geeses.
     
  12. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    My mother says "warsh" instead of "wash". I tried to tell her its an ahhhh sound, but she's crazy!

    My cousins say pellow instead of pillow.
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Fish! :)
    Unless you are talking about the surname… for instance Michael Fish.
    "Those Fishes are a strange lot." ;)
     
  14. djellison macrumors 68020

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    I could care less..>ARHGHG - it's you COULDN'T care less.

    And 'The way I are'. No, it's the way YOU are, or the way I AM.

    And Aks instead of ask.
     
  15. djellison macrumors 68020

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    It's easy. So focused are schools on league tables - they stopped teaching maths, science, english and so on some years ago. Now they teach people how to pass exams instead.

    Doug
     
  16. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Now I thought that but when I called someone on it :rolleyes: they were adamant the plural for fish was fishes. I'd heard fishes so often and had no evidence to back it up that I always had that element of doubt.

    Fish it is!
     
  17. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    This is one of the worst in my opinion I forgot about this one. :mad:
     
  18. arkitect macrumors 601

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    You mean as in…look at them sheeps in the field? :D:D

    Too true.
     
  19. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Egzakli.

    Them (those) was that purposefully written or did you.. erm... slip up? :D
     
  20. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Apparently fish or fishes is correct.

    What about beers?

    And, my husband is from Long Island, NY, and instead of saying "I stayed at work," he says, "I stood at work." That really confused me for a long time!
     
  21. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I don't trust a dictionary when it says 'American' in it.

    By the way your husband needs to buy a chair.
     
  22. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I always thought it was like sheep. One sheep is a sheep. Lots of sheep are still sheep. But if discussing breeds of sheep then the plural is sheeps. I could be wrong on this though...

    And I am wrong I think. This is true for fish and fishes but not sheep...
     
  23. arkitect macrumors 601

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    ;) No no, that was intended. :D:D
     
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    That is a major sin. :mad:
     

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