When Did People Start Saying “Bored of”? posted in Also on December 18, 2011 by Jincy SHARE Tweet Share this post…instead of “bored with” and “bored by”? Isn’t this just wrong?
I agree that it is incorrect, but people have been using it since the 1820s at least. See:
Possibly we should blame Sir Walter Scott.
When did people start starting sentences with “So….”? I hear it all the time now!
I’d like to know when the inane phrase, “It is what it is” became not only acceptable, but also somehow profound?
By extension (temporally), “What will be will be.”
Ages after the fact, but I spent some time in Greece and the young people (I guess translating from Greek to English?) would say, “I’m too bored for this,” meaning “I don’t feel like it.” I frankly love that expression.