I have noticed that the term ‘bored of’ (as in ‘I am bored of your blog’) is being used more and more. What happened to ‘bored with’? Whenever I hear ‘bored of’ I just want to grab the person and strangle them.
I like it when language develops and new words appear but that doesn’t mean we can stop using the old words properly. I am bored with something, not bored of it!
Will people start saying ‘I am happy of you’? No, because it sounds completely wrong. It is ‘I am happy with you’.
A quick poll of all English speakers in my immediate area showed that 100% of people agreed with me. Ok, the man of the house knows better than to disagree with me on matters of spelling and grammar, the kids are still young enough to be influenced by teachers and parents and not approve of bad use of language and the dog is the only non-English speaker in the house. Nevertheless, all polled were bored with me not of me.
After I finished typing this I spellchecked it and the only thing the computer came up with was that bored of is a ‘misheard phrase’ and it tried to correct it to bored with. HA!
Ok, I can see that you are backing away nervously and your eyes are glazing over. You can go back to your life now. Thank you for listening. And remember, with not of!!!