It irks me when I hear (most commonly in England) the phrase, 'I was sat'.
It also irks me when I hear Americans saying things like, 'I'm doing good'.
Every time I read the heading of this thread, I imagine a grammar bug bear and wonder what it would be like to have one for a pet! Lol
Im sorry if this has been explained already, but every time I read the title of this thread my brain goes 'wtf??'. Can someone knowledgeable explain to me how 'Pet grammar bugbears' means 'grammar mistakes that bug you'? Lol What is a bugbear??
1. a thing that causes obsessive fear or anxiety
2. (Myth & Legend / European Myth & Legend) (in English folklore) a goblin said to eat naughty children and thought to be in the form of a bear
So there you go Squishie, that's what your pet bugbear looks like! Could be handy to have around actually...
I wonder if any mods secretly edit posts to correct grammar when a thread has gone stale.
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"So I was sat there watching you stood in the kitchen ..."
DH is from northern England. There is a comedian called Jimmy Carr who sums up his dialect brilliantly, using a single phrase; "Tin tin tin."
Now, to you or I, it may seem as if he has just said the same word three times. It's actually not the case. On further examination, a rough translation has been produced: "It isn't in the tin."
Why use 5 different words when you can use 3 the same? Fu(k standard vocabulary - we're in a hurry.
Hahaha! I have seen some of Jimmy's stuff. It's so awesome!
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