Oh, almost forgot about this.. which isn't too cute..
I first heard sentences like this back in late 2003:
"I've ever been to this place."
"I ever saw this thing."
Makes sense? NOOO! And it irks me no end!
But given that language is really not my forte, I decide to check if I'm really right or if I'm just being sua ku. A website on grammar confirmed that mf is right, so if I may...
You may ask:
"Have you ever been to this place?"
"Have you ever seen this thing?"
But in an affirmative reply, you don't EVER use the word "ever"!! Roger?
Btw, I realise I'm most linguistically creative in the sms battles with Kel, not because it's natural for me but because I need to defend myself against his whipping sarcasm. Those messages do not bear repeating.. Hmph! Nevertheless, a big thank you for working my brain!!
PS: If I find no word to ward off his attacks adequately (note: key is adequately, not that I'm totally hit speechless), I simply ignore, aka silent treatment. That, my friend, is the greatest advantage of being simply, mf :)
*mf goes back to feeling cute*