Anyone else out there hate it when someone says "'puter" when they mean their computer? Yeah, I know it's just an abbreviation. And I've never heard anyone say it aloud, I've only seen it in writing. But it still rubs me the wrong way. The same way "blog" really rubbed me the wrong way in the beginning, though I have reluctantly accepted it.
For the first time today I said "might should" within a sentence. "I might should build a new version of the software." I meant "Perhaps I should..." Unfortunately "might" came out of my mouth and then I had to follow it with "should" to recover the sentence.
I apologized to my listener, and promised never to use the phrase again. Of course, he's a Brit, so he probably thinks we all talk funny anyhow and "might should" may be no worse than other accepted contortions. But I won't say it again.Posted by James at January 12, 2004 2:03 PM