coulda woulda shoulda

Michael Newman Michael.Newman at QC.CUNY.EDU
Fri Mar 1 14:44:55 UTC 2013

This is and has long been very common at least in NYC. Also, "where it doesn't belong" seems a tad judgmental to me.

On Mar 1, 2013, at 9:21 AM, "David A. Daniel" <dad at POKERWIZ.COM>

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> 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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