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  Reply # 1856600 1-Sep-2017 13:39
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People saying 'could of', or 'should of' instead of 'could have' and 'should have'.

 

Goes with 'like' and people who answer a question with 'Look, ....'.

 

As you can imagine, my kids love me ;)


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  Reply # 1856607 1-Sep-2017 13:53
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People saying 'could of', or 'should of' instead of 'could have' and 'should have'.

 

Goes with 'like' and people who answer a question with 'Look, ....'.

 

As you can imagine, my kids love me ;)

 

 

It's probably ok when it's said because it can be "could've" or "should've". It's when they are written as "could of" or "should of" that they're so jarringly wrong.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1856609 1-Sep-2017 13:54
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martyyn:

 

People saying 'could of', or 'should of' instead of 'could have' and 'should have'.

 

Goes with 'like' and people who answer a question with 'Look, ....'.

 

As you can imagine, my kids love me ;)

 

 

My issue is with wrong use of apostrophes. Especially on commercial websites and advertising.


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  Reply # 1856730 1-Sep-2017 15:22
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I don't have a major issue with support staff. If you pay peanuts ... . The other thing is, if they were the smartest people on the planet they wouldn't be where they are. Having said that, I've had some support staff that were amazingly helpful. I report their good performance if I can.

 

 

You wouldn't have an issue if you asked them to clarify missing information in the T&C and as an answer  they sent you a copy of the T&C?

 

 


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  Reply # 1856735 1-Sep-2017 15:25
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martyyn:

 

People saying 'could of', or 'should of' instead of 'could have' and 'should have'.

 

Goes with 'like' and people who answer a question with 'Look, ....'.

 

As you can imagine, my kids love me ;)

 

 

My view on this is that language evolves. 

 

I'd suppose you have the similar issue with intermixing of "less" and "fewer"?


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  Reply # 1856761 1-Sep-2017 15:37
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My view on this is that language evolves. 

 

 

Language does evolve. As society changes, words acquire new and different meanings, and new words come into existence. But is this process the same as usage that changes through grammatical ignorance or indifference?

 

 





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  Reply # 1856766 1-Sep-2017 15:38
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surfisup1000:

 

Batman:

 

I don't have a major issue with support staff. If you pay peanuts ... . The other thing is, if they were the smartest people on the planet they wouldn't be where they are. Having said that, I've had some support staff that were amazingly helpful. I report their good performance if I can.

 

 

You wouldn't have an issue if you asked them to clarify missing information in the T&C and as an answer  they sent you a copy of the T&C?

 

 

 

 

That's what I expect them to do. If they did anything better that would exceed my expectations. I have better things to be annoyed at. Like apostrophes. I think different people have different buttons.


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  Reply # 1856775 1-Sep-2017 15:50
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Rikkitic:

 

surfisup1000:

 

My view on this is that language evolves. 

 

 

Language does evolve. As society changes, words acquire new and different meanings, and new words come into existence. But is this process the same as usage that changes through grammatical ignorance or indifference?

 

 

Doesn't matter, either way it evolves. Common misuse becomes the norm. 

 

Shakespeare broke many grammatical rules of the day. 

 

Although, I wonder if the pace of language change may slow due to global TV broadcasting and the internet. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1856778 1-Sep-2017 15:52
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That's what I expect them to do. If they did anything better that would exceed my expectations. I have better things to be annoyed at. Like apostrophes. I think different people have different buttons.

 

 

So, I take them at their word, hire a car, and have an at fault crash in the US.   I get sued for 100 million dollars and I lose everything. 

 

You have better things to be annoyed about? 

 

Details with respect to insurance are really important. 


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Having to fill in a paper form and mail it in to set up a direct debit for my Rates bill.

This is the 20th century! I can give someone anywhere in the world my CC number and they can take any amount I have available, I can pay $100,000 to anyone, anywhere via online banking, but the Waikato District Council support desk says they would rather have to sign something (implying _I_ would too) than just be able to take my rates payment via direct debit to avoid their ridiculous late payment fees? 🙄

It’s not as if I can dispute the amount they decide I owe, or that they would ‘fly by night’ if they made a mistake... it simply ridiculous to not have an online form for these things in this day and age!

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  Reply # 1856874 1-Sep-2017 17:39
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surfisup1000:

 

Batman:

 

That's what I expect them to do. If they did anything better that would exceed my expectations. I have better things to be annoyed at. Like apostrophes. I think different people have different buttons.

 

 

So, I take them at their word, hire a car, and have an at fault crash in the US.   I get sued for 100 million dollars and I lose everything. 

 

You have better things to be annoyed about? 

 

Details with respect to insurance are really important. 

 

 

I have asked insurer to explain their wording before, and each time, they just quoted me the policy.

 

After about 3 times I gave them a scenario and asked what would the result be. Want to guess their response?

 

And I quote.

 

"We are unable to comment on scenarios that have not yet taken place. Please refer to our policy."

 

So, I went to youtube and listened to Pink. (No, no steam coming out of my ears, that would spoil my holiday planning.)


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  Reply # 1856877 1-Sep-2017 17:43
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If I felt I had any choice at all, I would write them a rude note informing that I care for their $@#$@!$% policy as much as they care for customer service and will be taking my business elsewhere.

 

 





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  Reply # 1856878 1-Sep-2017 17:46
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Rikkitic:

 

If I felt I had any choice at all, I would write them a rude note informing that I care for their $@#$@!$% policy as much as they care for customer service and will be taking my business elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

Actually I might take back what I said about CSRs but in relation to insurance policy. I don't think there is anything else they can help if the wording is worded as how it's worded. It's not their fault.

 

Maybe OP can start another thread on the policy wording and we can all chip in.


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  Reply # 1856900 1-Sep-2017 18:55
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PhantomNVD: Having to fill in a paper form and mail it in to set up a direct debit for my Rates bill.

This is the 20th century! I can give someone anywhere in the world my CC number and they can take any amount I have available, I can pay $100,000 to anyone, anywhere via online banking, but the Waikato District Council support desk says they would rather have to sign something (implying _I_ would too) than just be able to take my rates payment via direct debit to avoid their ridiculous late payment fees? 🙄

It’s not as if I can dispute the amount they decide I owe, or that they would ‘fly by night’ if they made a mistake... it simply ridiculous to not have an online form for these things in this day and age!


Actually it's the 21st century...

Paper is 20th century though.

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  Reply # 1856901 1-Sep-2017 19:01
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ROFL 🤣
You’re right of course... 20th Century Fox opening credits just went through my head.

Fact remains papaer is so last century and even plastic has seen its day? 😉

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