I don't see it enough to notice. I still hate how your and you're getting misused is still a way too common... I didn't even do that on purpose.
Also, this might be more of an issue for me since I'm french speaking around french speaking people, but I see waaaay too many people writing "fucktop" instead of "fucked up" and it drives me NUTS!
However, if you stop reading Facebook posts, you should see a sharp decline in these sort of semi-literate antics.
They make me reconsider my negative attitude towards eugenics and forced sterilizations, let's put it that way.
I can see the headline now: Giant Bomb Staff Strongly Supports Chemical Castration
Can we get that on a t-shirt?
I'll take that over "definitely/defiantly". There is nothing about the structure of the letters in "defiantly" that would make it sound remotely like "definitely"!
Also people who spell it "definately" should be shot. Repeatedly. In the crotch.
I haven't encountered "common" as "c'mon", but should it become as common as definately, then it will also likely become as annoying.
By the way, c'mon to my knowledge is short for come on, not common.
Yeah, that's all I've ever seen c'mon used for... For common? Man, kids these days. *shakes cane*
To be clear, the origin of this poll is that I saw a girl on Facebook saying "Common [sports team]!!!!!!!!!", when she meant to say "Come on [sports team]!!!!!!!!!" or "C'mon [sports team]!!!!!!!".
"C'mon" is indeed slang for "come on", but this girl was instead saying "common" and it evidently did not seem to be a problem for her that "common" is already a different word.
I would accept "cummon", because at least that gives the rest of us a laugh.
Yep, I could live with that because it's fucking hilarious, and more phonetically close to "come on" than "common" is.
Hey maaaaan, language is, like, malleable, and always evolving. Eventually common will become a word with more than one meaning, and join shit like defiantly/definately and alot. And could/should/would of. And there. And pluralization will become a function of apostrophe's. And then we can all just let it go, man.
Question: Was it "Common Leafs" or "Common Bruins"?
Yes, they are monsters, but they are no worse than those who use "per se" without really knowing what "per se" means: "in itself", no "that is to say". But the worse of the worse? People who don't know what "per se" means and write "PER SAY".
Death penalty to them, I say.