@boc@phendrick My question, regarding the contraction of “will not”: if all the other contractions are some english word - possibly abbreviated - with n’t at the end, where did “won’t” come from? Shouldn’t “won’t” be the abbreviation of won not or wob not? Maybe “will not” should be abbreviated win’t or whatever? I could’ve found the answer on the internet by now, but I guess it’s not that important. 'Tis a silly language…
Maybe “will not” became “willn’t” which then became “won’t” due to linguistic laziness? Such as how “boatswain” became “bo’s’n”, then “bos’n”, and, finally, “bosun”.
Similarly, how do you say “Worcestershire sauce”? I won’t (willn’t?) get into Narlens,LA, or even ho.
How do you like multiple contractions, such as “I’d’ve” or “shouldn’t’ve” ? Then there’s “twouldn’t’ve”
Joined about 10 years ago, because some people organizing a high school reunion thought I had quite literally died. Then I remembered why I hadn’t kept in touch with them, and recognized that Facebook is a solution to a problem I didn’t have. A total cesspool of crazy uncles, old girlfriends, and russian political bots. Had enough after a couple years, then deleted everything, removed all friend connections, locked down the privacy settings so the name would remain unavailable. Effectively deleted the account 4-5 years ago. What a relief. Like trying a really terrible batch of tainted pcp, the frenzy can sweep you up but it’s so amazing when you stop.
I’ve had an account since 2005 but I keep it as a decoy for my employer to search. I’m not sure I’ve actually made a post of my own in years, I just link stuff from my wife’s to fake activity. Somehow I still have hundreds of friends…I stopped trying to understand Facebook a decade ago.
I chose since inception, but it was actually sometime in the first couple months of 2007. I’m still on it, but I’m saddened by what it’s become. I mostly stay for a handful of internet friends that go back to a message board in 2004, and my kids’ school’s pta and orchestra pages and groups. Hopefully those will eventually move to Remind. I deleted all family except for my siblings (deleted my mom but eventually gave in and added her back) and a small handful of cousins. Now if I could just delete a few locals without worrying about small-town repercussions for my kids I’d be golden.
I had an account, joined about 10 or so years ago, Left about 5 years ago. Just the political ranting alone is a good enough reason to leave let alone all the privacy issues. I surely do not need to know that much about people and they sure the hell don’t need to know that much about me. as a matter of fact I killed my cell phone about a year ago and went back to a land line. It is so nice to be able to drive a car without phones ringing, also to be out in public without phones ringing… I told myself that I was not going to be one of those people going thru life looking down at a device…
I joined a long time ago but deactivated my account three weeks ago. I got tired of getting annoyed every time I visited the page. I also didn’t like the way that I reacted to certain posts from old classmates or acquaintances as it showed me how petty and snarky I can be. That’s an internal problem for myself but it still seemed like the right thing to remove myself from the situation. I did keep messenger because I talk to our kids, my niece, and others regularly through that.