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^^^^^^ I understand the annoyance with how would’ve / would of can be written down incorrectly.

However when spoken in my northern accent they sound almost identical.

Even if trying to say the full would have then the silent h means it still sounds extremely similar.
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iain wrote: Sun Jul 30, 2023 10:39 am ^^^^^^ I understand the annoyance with how would’ve / would of can be written down incorrectly.

However when spoken in my northern accent they sound almost identical.

Even if trying to say the full would have then the silent h means it still sounds extremely similar.
Iain agreed, my post probably isn't in keeping with the thread, it's people writing it that irks me! I agree it sounds almost identical particularly once regional variations taken into account!
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"Would of" is probably a combination of sloppy pronunciation and maybe not knowing the correct expression, similar to "them", as in "them apples"

My original post was in respect of a usage used only by people who must know better.

It's rather like the affected style they use for Beatrice and Eugenie in The Windsors. I really dislike that accent, which seems to be female only for some reason, and is becoming pretty common in general.
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How about notifications on the forum. If several people give a post the thumbs up then the notification says

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But if only one person gives a thumbs it it says

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Thegreyman wrote: Sun Jul 30, 2023 10:31 am A lot of people pronounce "would have" as "would of", and some people now see to write it that way too e.g. I would of liked to have..... :ka:
This is my pet hate, it drives me mad especially when it appears on this forum.
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I don't have a problem with the variety of pronunciations found in the English language. In the USA and the UK there are many variations to common words found from State to State and County to County. It would be a terrible thing if the Cockney, Brummie, and Geordie dialects all blended into one generic way of speaking. It would be sad to lose the Southern twang of States such as South Carolina if the accents of everyone in the USA spoke with a generic California accent.

It is not only the English language that has this variety of pronunciations. Having worked in a city for many years where the majority of the population were from Mexico and South America I witnessed their use of the Spanish language varied depending upon the region they were from.

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I can assure you, Drew, you most certainly have a Southern accent. :D My Westchester County branch of the family are solidly of the opinion that anyone south of Newark has a Southern accent. They put me in my place because I grew up in Philadelphia and that’s practically the Mason-Dixon Line. :p Amusingly, these same cousins spend their early lives in Richmond but shed the accent once they arrived outside NYC, despite having been Howard-, Spellman-, and even Tuskegee-educated. They got all Princetonian rather quickly. Now that I live in the sticks of central NY, it’s a wonder they can understand me at all. :D

My wife’s family is mostly in central Mass. Though she and her sisters don’t have the strong accent, her parents and brother most certainly do.
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