coulda woulda shoulda

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Mar 1 14:28:24 UTC 2013

I read the two as having two different meanings. The "would have" means the intended audience had the opportunity but didn't take it.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Mar 1, 2013, at 6:21 AM, David A. Daniel <dad at POKERWIZ.COM> wrote:

> Has anyone else noticed increased use of the conditional where it doesn't
> belong? I just saw this on, "Do you wish you would have learned
> computer programming when you were younger?" Or am I just getting
> oversensitive in my old age?

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