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Old 03-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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An instead of And

When did it become acceptable to replace the word "and" with "an"?

It drives me nuts when I read something like, "my friend an I went to the movies". I know it's not a typo because I see it all the time (here on the DIS). Is it really that difficult to type the "d"? Come on people, it's a completely different word that doesn't mean the same thing.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hmm. I am a writer an I have never seen that before.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #3
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Probably around the time it became acceptable to say "of" instead of "have". As in "You should of grabbed a fast pass". Drives me bonkers.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:36 PM   #4
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I've seen it here occasionally, but not enough to think it was anything other than a typo/autocorrect (which yes, does stupid things once in a while).
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #5
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I can say that posting here, several times I have caught the mistake before I submitted the post. If someone is typing, they may think they hit a key hard enough but didn't, especially those like me who have to look at the keys and not the text in order to post.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
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I've seen it here occasionally, but not enough to think it was anything other than a typo/autocorrect (which yes, does stupid things once in a while).
I use my phone to DIS from work and my auto correct doesn't pick it up if I pass over the "d". I know the difference between the two and usually catch it, but I'm sure I have missed it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:42 PM   #7
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Hmm. I am a writer an I have never seen that before.
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Probably around the time it became acceptable to say "of" instead of "have". As in "You should of grabbed a fast pass". Drives me bonkers.
I know what you mean, I can't stand that either.
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I always assume that is a typo. I will continue to believe that since the grammatical errors on here are already enough to make my head explode. "Should of" is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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I use my phone all the time to post and I miss the d occasionally. I also screw up of when I hit the I and it turns into if.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:45 PM   #10
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I use my phone all the time to post and I miss the d occasionally. I also screw up of when I hit the I and it turns into if.
Or "so" into "do" and "do" to "so"
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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I figure that happens from people who spell phonetically. Maybe they don't realize there is a "d" on the end, especially if they don't visualize the word.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #12
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I don't have a smartphone, so I didn't take auto-correct into consideration. I will try not to judge so harshly when I see these mistakes. It will silently drive me insane though.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #13
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Grammar errors usually bug me (I'm not perfect when writing informally on the DIS, but I try to be mostly correct) and I haven't picked up on this one yet. I would assume that it's a typo not picked up by auto-correct in most cases.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #14
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I don't have a smartphone, so I didn't take auto-correct into consideration. I will try not to judge so harshly when I see these mistakes. It will silently drive me insane though.
Don't worry... It drives the Smartphone users crazy too!

I had a funny typo the other day. I told someone to wash with "soup" instead of "soap"! Lol
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