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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

have went

 My grammatical peeve:

"I had went... "

"I had came..." 


Nobody makes this mistake in reverse. 

"I gone...."  

1 comment:

Leslie B. said...

I'm peeving on vocabulary.

People may not use the verbs unfold or obsess in my presence, they are entirely overused.

I used to dislike the expressions you cite because I associated them with schoolyard bullies. Now I associate them with kind working-class people. If I taught freshmen, I would associate them with the uncouth, gum-chewing, Vegas-going crowd.