Issue 194, page 3
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Guestmudgeon Daleen Coorts should of complained, and did
It's the contracted form that throws folks off: should've. Sounds a lot like should of. Sometimes we suspect people know the difference, but in informal writing situations they write the phrase phonetically instead of correctly (even happens to us occasionally!).
Have you heard or read similar or equally distressing usages?
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