ZeroSum wrote:In a contraction you replace every group of unused letters with an apostrophe. So "I would have" becomes "I'd've" if you want to make an absurd contraction.scowdich wrote:My username is simply a contraction of my first name and last name...a friend started using it on me in high school, and I decided I liked it. If it's a real contraction, I never could figure out where to put the apostrophe...it's a mystery!
I use i'd've all the time, actually. It's perfectly logical, and I would assume it's proper enough, since people say it all the time, but MSWord hates it.
Regarding contractions, it bugs me when people spell "y'all" as "ya'll". That's incorrect.
Akira is actually not my usual internet handle, but it comes from the Japanese anime 'Akira' (which I actually haven't seen yet, but when I was in panic mode needing a name right away, the dvd case was right in front of me, lol)
My usual handle was made before it had a real (non-emo) meaning. Since I've gotten over my depression more or less, my explanation of the meaning has taken on a biblical twist.