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A stupid way of saying "would have" or "would've". In essence, it's bad grammar & no one seems to care.
I would of typed my paper using proper grammar but it is what it is.
by Tommyt March 21, 2008
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A construction used by people who may be native English speakers, but who still don't understand that "of" and "have" are different words.
I would of known the difference between "of" and "have", but I of not been educated. Of a nice day!
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When an educated English Speaker intends to say "Would HAVE", they instead contract the written form to would've. Less intellectual people (read: Dumbasses) then read this and, unable to grasp the concept of abbreviation, pronounce it as "Would've". This, due to laziness, was then mutated to "Would of," whereupon Bahamut was returned to mortal flesh and mankind entered a new age of darkness, suffering and general illiteracy.
"I would of kept talking, but she asked me if I wanted to of sex."
"Would HAVE. You've doomed us to an age of darkness, suffering and general illiteracy!"
"Why don't you of a short walk off a long pier you Grammar Nazi."
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Short form of would've and would have. (Uses less pixels). Usually used to annoy pedants.
I would of pointed out that the vernacular can be a legitimate form, but I have too many other things to do.
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Replacement for the proper words "would have" or abbrevited would've.
I would of called her but I didn't know her number.
by Tbett February 12, 2008
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Another form of "would have". Implies a more casual setting. Acceptable and common in everyday speaking and writing, but perhaps you should write "would have" on your next English essay. Pet peeve of grammar dweebs and English teachers.
I would of died if I were there!

She would of been shocked had she seen it!
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