Brought or bought?  

Peche85 31F
828 posts
6/19/2006 7:38 pm

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6/21/2006 9:21 pm

Brought or bought?

There are so many blogs on here about spelling and grammar, especially women talking about the messages they get from men.

I hate bad spelling and grammar too, but I'm not perfect and I know I make mistakes. But one thing I cannot stand, and this is probably the one mistake that pisses me off the most is when people say they "brought" something from the shop instead of saying they "bought" something.

If you brought something, you took something somewhere, as in bringing it.

If you bought something, you purchased something.

How hard is that to remember?! I don't know if its just kiwis who do this. It seems like there aren't many kiwis who know the difference between these words. Maybe its worldwide? I can't remember noticing it until I moved here, but hell I was only 7 lol so maybe its the same in Scotland?

I take after my Dad and I always correct people when they use the same word. I think it probably annoys people, but they should speak properly!

Oh and one last thing... how do you pronounce sandwiches?

I asked A if she wanted to come to the bakery to get a sandwich for lunch and she started laughing and getting me to say sandwich over and over again and she thinks its cute that I say "sandwich" and not "samwich". Now everytime I speak to someone I just have to ask them to say sandwich to see if I'm weird lol. (I already know I'm weird just asking this hehe).h

chasingfun27 38M
1108 posts
6/19/2006 10:43 pm

It definitely is not a samwich, it's a bloody sandwidge!

I agree with about the use of the word brought - that shit drives me nuts. It reminds me of kids using the word 'bestest', but at least that gets grown out of.

I type like crap with shitloads of typos and my punctuation sucks but I speak plenty good, real flash-like!

Nice to have you back on board.

bulging_boy 49M

6/20/2006 2:17 am

Yeah, I have to agree with Chasings pronounciation. That's how I say it as well.

Makes me think of a childs speech... which is all well and good, unless you're talking to an adult.

How's the computer now?

LIBlonde97 40F
1028 posts
6/20/2006 3:33 pm


We missed you.

I noticed it too when I was over in NZ the first time... I heard a few people misuse brought/bought in the market (supie). I ahve never heard that anywhere else.

Not even here in America. And nobody can speak 'good english' here!


P.S. Chasing is right .... its a fucking SAND. WICH.


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
6/20/2006 3:55 pm

I haven't noticed the brought/bought thing here but have you noticed in the blogs how people seem to think lose and loose are interchangeable?

There's no M in sandwich, tell her to grow up and speak right.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

vrec_dawn 39M

6/20/2006 3:57 pm

I've never noticed the bought/brought thing here in America. Maybe it's just a local dilema. The one here that bugs me the most is the ghetto slang of axed/asked. Believe me, there's a difference. You don't ax your friends. As has been said by Mark Twain, the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between a lightning bug and a lightning bolt.

Peche85 31F

6/21/2006 4:06 pm

I think its more like aks lol.

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