I was thinking about this thread while (or is that whilst ) I was in bed last night, how sad is that!
Anyway, I remembered an argument my mother and I once had. She had said something along the lines of, "Was you just in the bathroom?". And I corrected her without even thinking about it, "WERE you just in the bathroom". Ok, so it was a little patronizing, but she does it all the time and it's so annoying! She concluded that she has been using the English language longer than me, therefor she is right. Uh huh...this from a woman who spells 'really' as 'realy' and 'always' as 'allways'. I love her to bits, but she drives me nuts sometimes.