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My Nest smoke alarm was great … right up to the point it went nuts

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Re: @ Andrew Jones 2

"You did, I assume, attend school?"

IIRC the Oxford Dictionary people are predicting that "should of" will enter the English language as a normal construct in the not too distant future.

The "correct" English language at any time is often determined by common mis-usage. Words have changed to mean the opposite of the original. It is now apparently generally accepted (not by me) that "decimate" equals "annihilate" - rather than the less severe "kill one in ten".

IIRC the spelling of "could" was introduced by a monk because he incorrectly assumed that "coud" had lost the "l" - and by similarity of usage needed to match the spelling of "should".

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