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On 15 Sep 2001, at 13:13, Roger Mills wrote:

> I can understand how a child (up to age 10/11-- as is the case here IIRC)
> might write "should of", if he/she has not yet been taught the forms and
> intricacies of the English perfect tenses, nor had a lot of exposure to the
> written word.   Comparable to a toddler interpreting "cheese" as a plural,
> and asking Mommy for "a chee".

Another one I've come across is a mother teaching the child how to use the right word for peeing, namely "urinate". The child replied "I'm a nate".
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Not so much out of my tree, as driving away from the orchard at high speed.
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Damon M. Lord
Languages Student
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